DO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SERVICES NEED INTEGRATION?
- 16 Jun
A report jointly published by Representatives from NHS Clinical Commissioners, the NHS Confederation, the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services- is calling for a genuinely integrated health and social care system to be in place by 2020.
Although, many integration initiatives have been introduced across the NHS; For example, vanguard sites to the prime minister's Challenge Fund and integrated care pioneers- many involving GP practices.
The report accepts that evidence on the success of health and social care integration is still being produced, but it says 'all the signs' are that integrated care can better meet the needs of an ageing population with complex and chronic health problems, according to GP Online
Dr Graham Jackson and Dr Amanda Doyle, NHS Clinical Commissioners co-chairmen said:
"Our member CCGs recognise that the integration of health and social care is key to delivering truly person-centred care and that we must focus on the concept of place-based commissioning.
"Fulfilling the vision we've collectively set out here at a local level is also critical if we are to achieve our shared ambitions of transforming care and delivering better outcomes for our populations."
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