The Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC) programme is a large-scale integrated care scheme operating in North West London, bringing together commissioners and providers from the health, social care, mental health, voluntary and community sectors, across eight local authority/CCG areas. The Nuffield Trust and the London School of Economics and Political Science were commissioned by Imperial College Health Partners to undertake an evaluation of the WSIC programme.
This survey was aimed at GPs in North West London – including those who were not directly involved in the WSIC programme. It was designed primarily to gather views on integrated care and what needs to happen locally to achieve change, for example by exploring GPs’ perceptions of their relationships with other sectors. Respondents were also asked about awareness of the WSIC programme.
The survey was fielded between 24 March 2015 and 8 May 2015, with one GP in each practice being asked to complete it. A total of 160 responses were received, giving a response rate of 39 per cent (assuming that one person per practice completed it).