Rising demand and financial constraints are leaving health and social care organisations facing an uphill struggle to continue to deliver high-quality outcomes.
Integrating care around people and communities, across the whole care economy, is critical to both improving outcomes and delivering value for money.
But, while there is an acceptance that integration is the right way forward, there are many challenges to delivering integrated care on the ground.
Here, we explore how the whole care economy can come together and deliver a shared vision for integrated care.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a range of contracting mechanisms they need to select from to enable the delivery of new models of care. This Grafton Group reports sets out a road map to assist CCGs in selecting appropriate contracting models.
Integrating care around people and communities, bringing together NHS and local government across the whole care economy, offers a sustainable pathway to improving outcomes and delivering value for money?
The Better Care Fund offers care economies a unique opportunity to make a step change in their integration plans. Are Health and Wellbeing boards ready to make the most of the BTF?