Integrated care Integrated care aims to improve patient experience, achieve higher levels of efficiency and extract value from health delivery systems


The aim of integrated care is to address fragmentation in patient services, and enable more coordinated and continuous care.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Giving the Health Secretary more power over the NHS risks taking health care backwards

Press release
6 July 2021

Health Foundation response to the publication of the Health and Care Bill.

Webinar: The Health and Care White Paper unbound

11 March 2021

Watch back as our panel critically assessed the major proposals set out in the government's February White Paper on NHS and Care.

NHS reform

Long read

Given plans for significant changes to NHS structures and legislation, our long read sets out five key questions the proposals raise about the future of primary care networks in England.

Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England

Consultation response
January 2021

Our response to NHS England’s consultation on ‘building a strong, integrated care system across England’.

After the COVID storm: Where next for the NHS?

22 December 2020

Episode 3. What is the long-term path for the NHS when the emergency phase of COVID is over? 

The impact of Extensive Care Service and Enhanced Primary Care in Fylde Coast

November 2020

This briefing explores IAUs evidence on how multidisciplinary teams may increase emergency hospital activity at least in the short term.

The long-term impacts of new care models on hospital use

September 2020

The briefing examines the impact of Mid-Nottinghamshire's Integrated Care Transformation Programme initiatives on hospital use.

Practitioner led evidence at Bromley by Bow

Research project

This project is aiming to embed evidence and learning from previous research within practices at both Bromley by Bow in East London and with other organisations throughout the UK.

How far will integrated health and care systems go in preventing disease?

11 March 2020

Adam Briggs explores how the 2019 5-year strategic plans for ICSs and STPs will provide an early insight into how seriously the NHS in England takes its role in preventing disease.

IAU Statistical Analysis Protocols

23 January 2020

The IAU statistical analysis protocols are intended to guide analytical processes. They include the proposed evaluation design, statistical methods, and the limitations of the analysis. 

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