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Enablers of integrated care

The enablers of integration are the contextual factors and local preconditions that support integrated care. They describe whether a system is properly equipped and ready to deliver person-centred coordinated care.

Enabling factors include aspects such as:

  • effective leadership and governance
  • the ability to engage communities and local resources
  • a workforce that is well integrated
  • the sharing of data and information, and integrated commissioning

System leadership

Driving improvement, innovation and transformation of services.

Asset-based approaches

Engaging communities to support integrated health and social care.

Population approaches

Identifying and managing the health and care risks of the local population.

Integrated workforce

Health and social care professionals collaborating to provide care and support to individuals.

Information-sharing and digital care records

Digital care records and information sharing to coordinate care better and manage care proactively.

Joint commissioning

Health and social care organisations collaborating and sharing responsibility for integrated care services.