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
- 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.