Publications

The Kerry Specialist Palliative Care Service: A Case Study Research Evaluation

By Niamh Daly Day / October 5, 2023
Kerry Specialist Palliative Care Service provides a comprehensive palliative care service in County Kerry that is highly valued by those using the service, families, clinicians, and the entire community. The service provides care in four settings i.e., in a Specialist Inpatient Unit; through a Specialist Palliative Care Community Team; at a Specialist Palliative Care Day… Read More

Ensuring broad participation in designing the evaluation plan of a national integrated care programme

By Admin / February 18, 2023
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was commissioned to deliver Phases 1 and 2 of an independent external evaluation of an Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons (from now on, “the National Programme”). Phase 1 included a Preliminary Engagement session with stakeholders to understand what they perceived the value of an evaluation of the… Read More

A rapid evaluation of a mental health 24/7 crisis response service

By Admin / December 18, 2022
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was asked to conduct an independent rapid retrospective evaluation of a Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Response Service (CRS) that had been operating in a health area of England since its launch in April 2020, hence at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Download the publication PDF Read More
The role of hospitals in the integrated care systems of the future across the orld

The role of hospitals in the integrated care systems of the future across the world

By Admin / November 16, 2021
Integrated care has historically been defined conceptually by the problems it has aimed to solve, namely fragmentation of services, health systems not designed for the needs of an aging population living with multiple chronic diseases, and under-resourced primary care. Download the publication PDF Strategy A4 PDF Read More
Slaintecare Paper

Sláintecare – Delivering the promise of universal person-centred care in Ireland

By Admin / October 6, 2021
At the International Foundation for Integrated Care, we have many years of experience sharing and generating knowledge on integrated person-centred care: why it’s important, what it can achieve and what it needs to be successful. The recent resignation of the two most senior members of the team implementing the Sláintecare reform programme in Ireland has… Read More

Our Strategy 2022–2026 – Accelerating the movement for change

By Admin / October 1, 2021
During 2022 and 2023 IFIC will consolidate its position as the leading integrated care knowledge network globally and secure a financially and operationally sustainable future. Over the next 5 years IFIC will grow the movement for change globally with a particular focus on growth in non-English speaking countries and those at an early stage of… Read More
Legislating for integrated care in the UK: Lessons from abroad

Legislating for integrated care in the UK: Lessons from abroad

By Admin / April 15, 2021
The UK Government’s recently published White Paper Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all which applies to England, prompted us to think about what lessons we could share from other systems legislative change initiatives as the government develops the detail of the Bill and local health and care systems… Read More

A Rapid Review of the Health Care Home Model in Capital and Coast District Health Board

By Admin / August 22, 2020
The purpose of this rapid review was to measure progress of the Health Care Home (HCH) model in achieving its aims and to inform the evolution of the model across the Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) region. The review was commissioned by CCDHB as an independent and objective formative and summative rapid evaluation,… Read More
Realising the True Value of Integrated Care: Beyond COVID-19

Realising the True Value of Integrated Care: Beyond COVID-19

By Miriam Galvin / May 14, 2020
IFIC's CALL TO ACTION Stronger and more resilient care systems and communities are better able to cope, respond and adapt to new challenges and crises such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. They are able to quickly come together to ‘act as one’ and collaborate across disciplines and sectors towards a common goal. This is the… Read More
What’s integration got to do with it

What’s integration got to do with it? Observations and Lessons

By Admin / June 29, 2017

Observations and Lessons from the Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Study Trip to North-West London. On March 31th, 2017, delegates from the Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland (FG&V) regional hospital visited North-West London as part of an international learning exchange. The FG&V delegation team comprised of thirty-four Dutch physicians (a mix of general practitioners and medical specialists) and three policy advisors. The study trip was in collaboration with the Integrated Care Academy; designed to support clinicians, managers and policy-makers with a demonstrated interest in the successful adoption of integrated care policy and practice.

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People-centred and Integrated Health Services: an Overview of the Evidence

By Fiona Lyne / April 22, 2015
People-centred and Integrated Health Services: an Overview of the Evidence was published by The King's Fund is July 2015. This document presents some of the evidence on strategies to implement people-centred and integrated health services. It accompanies the World Health Organization (WHO) global strategy on people-centred and integrated health services. It looks at examples from… Read More

Population health systems: going beyond integrated care

By Fiona Lyne / March 24, 2015

This paper aims to challenge those involved in integrated care and public health to ‘join up the dots’, seeing integrated care as part of a broader shift away from fragmentation towards an approach focused on improving population health.

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