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.

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 includes the proposed evaluation design, statistical methods, and the limitations of the analysis. 

Reducing emergency admissions from care homes: a measure of success for the NHS Long Term Plan?

4 August 2019

Jennifer Dixon asks how the NHS Long Term plan can support efforts to reduce emergency admissions from care homes.

Not just about the numbers: the power of data to drive change

30 July 2019

Using insight from novel data analysis has the potential to maximise the impact of improvement programmes. Here, Filipe Santos explores new findings on care home residents’ use of emergency services.

The impact of providing an enhanced package of care for care home residents in Nottingham City

July 2019

Examining whether enhanced support had an effect on hospital utilisation for new residents who moved into care homes in Nottingham City.

The impact of providing enhanced support for care home residents in Wakefield

July 2019

Evaluating the early effects on hospital use from the first phase of an enhanced support initiative for older people living in care homes in Wakefield.

New analysis finds encouraging results in reducing emergency admissions from care homes

Press release
25 July 2019

New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit has found that more than four in ten emergency admissions to hospital involving care home residents could be potentially avoided .

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for?

July 2019

Combined learnings from national linked datasets and focused care home evaluations in Rushcliffe, Sutton, Wakefield and Nottingham City.

Primary care networks: lifeboats launched on stormy seas

4 July 2019

Primary care networks (PCNs) went live on 1 July 2019. Despite their potential to improve primary care, how they’ll develop, and what changes patients can expect to notice remains unclear. Dr Rebecca ...

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