Final consultation on the European framework for action on integrated health services delivery, 2-4 May 2016, UN City Copenhagen
After three years of development, WHO Europe’s framework for action on integrated health services delivery will be formally presented to the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region during the 66th Regional Committee in September of this year. The framework comprises a whole range of documents and tools outlining the different elements of integrated health services delivery including good practice examples from across the region. Transposing the concepts of the WHO global framework to the European context, it aims to facilitate the design and implementation of integrated health services delivery, to define key elements of system transformation in order to support integrated care, and to provide a guide for the change process towards achieving these goals. IFIC has been involved throughout the development process as expert consultants, with Dr Nick Goodwin providing feedback and input for the conceptual development and change management elements, Dr Lourdes Ferrer writing the background document on people engagement, and Dr Viktoria Stein coordinated and facilitated the process during her time at WHO Europe.
During the final consultation all of the elements and areas for action were presented to an eclectic audience of Member State representatives, partner organisations and international experts. The two days provided an impressive overview of the European framework for action and reinforced the necessity for transformational change throughout the European health systems towards truly people-centred and integrated health services delivery. The framework will thus provide a ready-to-use guide for services transformation and support integrated care development. IFIC is honoured to have been part of the development of the European framework for action on integrated health services delivery and congratulates WHO Europe’s HSD team for the excellent product.
See all relevant publications pertaining to the framework here