Following the NHS Future Forum’s recommendation that ‘we need to move beyond arguing for integration to making it happen’, the Department of Health asked the Nuffield Trust and The King’s Fund to advise on the development of a national strategy for delivering more integrated care.
In this video Dr Judith Smith, Director of Policy, Nuffield Trust, and Dr Nick Goodwin, Senior Fellow, Health Policy, The King’s Fund, provide an overview of the two organisations’ recommendations for the Department of Health and the NHS Future Forum. They focus on the question of how to develop integrated care ‘at scale and pace’. The case for integrated care is then considered, as are the current barriers to integration that need to be overcome and the practical and technical support needed to drive progress.
The full findings of this research are available in the joint Nuffield Trust and King’s Fund report: Integrated care for patients and populations: Improving outcomes by working together (January 2012). Find out more about our work in this area by visiting the dedicated project page.