This document sets out how local areas can use existing structures like Health and Wellbeing Boards to bring together local partners to make further steps towards integration.
The plans, which will be delivered by national leaders and local areas working closely together, include:
- an ambition to make joined-up and coordinated health and care the norm
- the first ever agreed definition of what people say good integrated care and support looks and feels like, developed by National Voices
- new ‘pioneer’ areas around the country to be announced in September 2013
- new measures of people’s experience of joined-up care and support by the end of this year
Partners involved in this initiative include the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, Local Government Association, Monitor, NHS England, NHS Improving Quality, Health Education England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Public Health England, the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Think Local Act Personal in association with National Voices.