Health and Social Care Bodies Warn Integration and Transformation Plans Are at Risk Amidst Mounting Pressures

Leaders from across the health and social care sector are today calling for an end to the status quo and for place-based innovation and transformation to happen on a scale and pace not yet seen.

NHS Confederation

‘Stepping up to the place: The key to successful integration’, a report released today by the NHS Confederation, Local Government Association, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and NHS Clinical Commissioners outlines the first whole system vision for integration based on forming care around the needs of individuals in a society with increasingly chronic and complex health needs.

The report also identifies challenges, including an unprecedented pressure on funding that have put plans to improve patient care, and the sustainability of the whole health and social care sector at risk.

In order to integrate services faster, the report calls for: