Don’t underestimate the need to keep your skills up-to-date

Places are filling up fast for this year’s International Summer School on Integrated Care.

Aimed at professionals in the field of integrated care, clinicians, researchers and managers, this standalone course provides an intensive one-week of education and training on the theory and practice of Integrated Care.

It takes place in the heart of Oxford, at Wolfson College, part of the University of Oxford, from June 24 to 29, and until February 28 delegates can take advantage of an early bird discount of 10 %.

IFIC’s Integrated Care Academy recognises the importance of life-long learning and has developed an intensive week-long Summer School delivering the most up-to-date theory and practice of Integrated Care, which can also count towards Continuous Professional Development, CPD.

Ensuring skills are up-to-date is beneficial for employees’ career progression and advancement, and the organisation they represent.

The benefits of CPD, cannot be underestimated; not only does it give individuals the opportunity to enhance their skills, ensure their knowledge stays relevant and up-to-date, it also means they continue to make a make meaningful contribution to their team, their organisation and the communities they work in.

Delivered by renowned Integrated Care experts and international guest speakers, the syllabus will include presentations, case studies and discussions around all aspects of implementing integrated care in your organisation.

This year’s IFIC Summer School aims to provide those tasked with designing, implementing, leading or managing integrated care, the tools and instruments needed for a successful implementation across any organisation.

By using a broad mix of teaching methods, including multi-disciplinary group work, case analyses, and scientific writing, the course will build and reinforce the competencies of participants.

An important aspect of the Summer School is to include patients, care-givers and third sector delegates in the room and around the table at all times. To enable this to take place IFIC offer a number of bursary places and would encourage people with an interest in integrated care to apply.

The Key learning objectives of this course include:

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of the principles, models and building blocks of integrated care.
  • Highlight the economic, organisational, technological and cultural aspects that should be considered when designing and implementing integrated care
  • Understand and identify challenges on different levels
  • Illustrate pitfalls, and lessons learned, and success stories of integrated care initiatives
  • Understand, interpret and use results from cost-effectiveness studies
  • Facilitate the development of an international community of the practice of integrated care, sharing knowledge and experiences
  • Produce solutions to previously identified problems by working with professionals within the international participants and faculty

The call for applications is now open, please provide a letter of motivation and a short CV. Visit our webpage for more information or to register or contact  me at Dr Viktoria Stein, Director of Education and Training, via email: