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SCIE have launched ‘Integration – Step by Step’ – an online tool to help you achieve excellence in delivery of all your services. SCIE researchers have identified the factors most associated with successful integrated working.
Integration is about working together to achieve better outcomes. When integration works well, people using services and carers report high levels of satisfaction. Organisations providing services and professionals say it benefits them too.
The emphasis on more and better integrated working comes from the commitment to deliver quality care and support around the needs of the individual, their family and their carers. This shift towards personalisation and person-centred care is happening against a backdrop of unprecedented pressure on health and social care providers to open up opportunities for cost savings.
So while integration has never been more vital, many organisations find achieving it extremely challenging.
More information: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/integratedworking/index.asp