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Future Hospital: Journey towards integration

When and where

23 June 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London NW1 4LE

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Future Hospital: Journey towards integration

Integrated care is key to addressing the challenges currently facing the NHS. In its 2013 report, Future hospital: Caring for medical patients, the Future Hospital Commission recommended greater integration as a means to ensuring that care is both person-centred and locally provided. 

This event will bring together healthcare and other professionals who are developing or delivering integrated care services for long-term conditions to:

  • reflect on the barriers and facilitators for successful integration
  • share learning and experience gained during the journey towards integration
  • consider and discuss best practice in the key 'enablers' for integration: IT, governance, financial management, person-centred care, training and clinical engagement. 

Since 2015 the RCP has been supporting a team of specialist and primary care clinicians to develop integrated diabetes care services in Oxfordshire. The team will share their experiences of the often complex journey towards integration, and warmly encourage delegates to share their own learning and perspectives on best practice at the event.

Who should attend

This event is relevant for:

  • healthcare professionals
  • commissioners
  • policy-makers in primary or secondary care who have an interest in integrated care for long-term conditions.

It will be especially relevant for those who are already involved in developing or delivering integrated services. 


Future Hospital: Journey towards integration

An outline of the programme is provided below; a detailed programme is available to download. 

9.30am              Registration

10–11.30am      Perspectives on integration, with speakers from specialist and primary care, service commissioning and patients and carers in Oxfordshire

11.30–11.45am      Break

11.45am–1pm   Presentations on five key areas for integration (IT, governance/finance, person-centred care, clinical engagement and training) 

1–1.30pm          Lunch

1.30–2pm          Leading across boundaries

2-2.45pm          Issues and solutions for successful integration, with facilitated discussions

2.45-3pm          Break

3–3.30pm          Feedback and next steps