In June 2018, the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee published the “Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems” report, which included 42 conclusions and recommendations.
Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems. Seventh Report of Session 2017–19. Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 23 May 2018. London: House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee, June 11th 2018. HC 650.
The following joint response from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, CQC and Health Education England explains how the government plans to tackle committee’s recommendations in the context of long-term plans for the NHS.
“Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) – and, in their more mature form, Integrated Care Systems – are ways of promoting collaboration between NHS bodies and local government and local communities across whole systems. They are also vehicles for spreading the integrated care models developed and tested through the Vanguard programme”.
Government response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on integrated care. [Online]: Department of Health and Social Care, September 5th 2018.
This relates to:
Government response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on integrated care: organisations, partnerships and solutions. Seventh report of session 2017-19. Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Command of Her Majesty, August 2018. Cm 9695. London: Department of Health and Social Care, August 2018.
Possibly of interest, a King’s Fund report reviews progress made by integrated care systems after their first year. It notes some progress in terms collaborative working between partner organisations.
Charles, A. Wenzel, L. [and] Kershaw, M. [et al] (2018). A year of integrated care systems: reviewing the journey so far. London: The King’s Fund, September 2018.
There is also an Executive Summary.
Duke University (USA) Review of Integrated Care Developments in England
The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Global Health Innovation Center at Duke University (funded by the UK’s Health Foundation) has reviewed progress towards integrated care models in the NHS in England.
McClellan, M. Udayakumar, K. Thoumi, A. [et al] (2016). Advancing integrated care in England: a practical path for care transformation. NC USA: Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy [and] Global Health Innovation Center at Duke University, November 2018.