Sara Shaw: Developing an integrated care system in Trafford


Published: 10/11/2011

In this talk, Dr Sara Shaw, Nuffield Trust Visiting Senior Fellow, outlines the findings of a research study to examine the experience of NHS organisations in Trafford, Greater Manchester, in developing a new integrated care system across the whole health economy.

Dr Shaw outlines the objectives of the study – to track the progress of change in implementing an integrated system – and explains some of the key drivers for developing more joined-up and efficient services, particularly in relation to the need to address the financial challenges faced by Trafford.

Dr Shaw explains how Trafford’s vision ties in with the current programme of NHS reforms,  highlighting their drive to promote clinical leadership, develop high quality and efficient care, create a balance between competition and integration, and develop health improvement across the Trafford population.

She concludes by summarising Trafford’s successes so far and the key lessons to be learned from their experiences.