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Joined-up solutions to joined-up problems - if integration is the answer what was the question?

Social Sciences
Monday 4th March 2013 (09:30-16:00)
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For further information contact Emma Pender,, Tel: 0121 414 7054.

Chaired by Jon Glasby, Professor of Health and Social Care and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care

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As the financial situation becomes even more challenging, previous debates about integration, collaboration and joint working are likely to become even more fundamental and the broader economic context has added renewed urgency to these debates.

Following the work of the NHS Future Forum, current policy is stressing the importance of integrated care. However, major questions remain as to how best to deliver such care - and about the apropriate balance to be struck between collaboration and competition. At the same time, there is a risk some health and social care communities might look too quickly to formal integration and structural change, without necessarily thinking through in sufficient detail the outcomes they are trying to achieve, the context they are starting from or the full range of mechanisms available to them.

This one-day seminar explores different approaches to integration - both between health and social care, and within health care. After an initial introduction to key policy debates, frameworks and concepts, the bulk of the day focuses on learning from a series of local case studies, sharing what worked, what didn't work and how they got to where they are now. This workshop is run in association with the Journal of Integrated Care and builds on policy advice provided to the previous Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Care Integration, the NHS Future Forum and the social care White Paper team.

Further information

For further information and booking details please contact Emma Pender,, +44(0)121 414 7054 or download the event flyer for details of the programme for the day and a booking form.

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