The Insider: What the NHS really thinks about integration


04 / 11 / 2014

National and local health and care organisations have been urged to make integrated care and support happen. But how is integration actually working in practice? Is it really the silver bullet that some politicians think it is? We lift the lid on what NHS leaders really think.

Many organisations already saw integrating health and care services as a solution to the growing demands on services and a way of ensuring a smoother care pathway. Some areas have forged ahead with integrating services and are reaping the rewards.

But experiences vary. Financial pressures on the NHS and local authorities mean the challenge of providing integrated care and support has got even harder.

Our members tell us, overwhelmingly, that integration is hard work. Find out more in the first issue of The Insider.

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