Integrated Adult Health and Social Care Teams in Leeds: A baseline study to inform future evaluation
By Jon Glasby, Helen Dickinson, Tricia Nicoll and Pete Fleischmann.
Partnerships have become a core way of working and a statutory duty since 1997. Leeds is in the process of creating a series of integrated health and social care teams across the city – beginning with three initial demonstrator teams in Pudsey, Meanwood and Kippax/Garforth. Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) conducted a baseline study to support future evaluation. The Partnerships Outcomes Evaluation Toolkit (POETQ), a web-based tool, was used to explore staff perceptions. Perspectives of people who use services and carers were explored using a specially designed pack which community groups could complete.