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Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions

Published: November 2019

The Local Government Association (LGA) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have joined to produce an accessible and practical resource that supports local systems in fulfilling their ambition of integration.

From experience working with local systems, we know that the journey towards integrated care takes time, energy and resources from all local partners. Change can be slow, with setbacks common, but we have prioritised 15 actions local leaders can take to accelerate progress.

This resource draws on evidence about what works from international research, emerging best practices and engagement with our own stakeholders and partners.

The actions are deliberately aligned with national policy, legal frameworks and regulatory guidance. Most importantly, they allow for local variety in system design and service delivery to flourish. Although voluntary, they also complement the existing tool, the high impact change model.

15 best practice actions

Realising person-centred coordinated care

Building place-based care and support systems

Leading for integration

Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions (full resource)

This resource is also on the LGA website: Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions

SCIE Support

SCIE acts as an improvement partner to local areas and systems across both children’s and adult’s services.

We provide a combination of capacity, expertise, knowledge, support and challenge as local areas reconfigure their care services and systems.

We work with the whole system including local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, care and health providers, user-led organisations, local citizens, voluntary, community and social enterprises – to develop and deliver improvement plans.

View: Consultancy support on transforming local care and support systems

Contact: Contact SCIE to find out more