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International Summer School Integrated Care (ISSIC)

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The International Summer School on Integrated Care, “Integrated Care in Theory and Practice” is organised by the Integrated Care Academy© and provides a one-week intensive training on theory and practice of integrated care. It is aimed at health and social care professionals, clinicians, researchers and managers who want to strengthen their understanding of integrated care, get a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in theory and practice, and hone their competencies in analysing, designing, evaluating and practicing integrated care. The course has been developed for those who are tasked with designing, implementing, leading and/or managing integrated care and want to learn more about the tools and instruments which are available to them with evidence from around the world.

The International Summer School Integrated Care is designed as a stand-alone education and training course and is eligible for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or Continuous Medical Education (CME) credits for professionals and managers.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Integrated care is gradually moving out of its niche and into the focus of decision makers, clinicians and managers around the world. This has also spiked interest in how theories, concepts and components of integrated care can be operationalized and successfully implemented in practice. While there is now sufficient evidence available to support the introduction of integrated care in principle, still many question marks remain around the contextualization and evaluation of such initiatives. In addition, the move from disease-focused to population management approaches including active participation of patients and communities further adds to the complexities. This year’s summer school will discuss all of these challenges with leaders in this field whilst also introducing participants to a new module on leadership and managing change.

Facilitators

Dr Toni Dedeu
Director of Programmes
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Dr Dedeu is the Director of Programmes of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) based in Oxford, UK and he is the former Director the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, Ministry of Health of the government of Catalonia. Dr Dedeu is a MD (University of Barcelona), specialised in Urology and Family Medicine and he holds MScs in Health Economics, in Primary Care and in Healthcare Management.

He has professional experience spanning more than 20 years at international level in the field of quality assessment and health systems development. He has worked as policy maker, manager, researcher and implementer or health system reforms. Former Chair of EUREGHA (European Association of Regional and Local Authorities), association based in Brussels. He has also been the Director of research and knowledge exchange of the Digital Health and Social Care Institute of Scotland, in association with the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Dr Dedeu is currently involved as PI in more than ten EU projects, such as FP7, H2020, Interreg, Health Programme and also EIT Health. Along with his scientific career he has published more than 55 research papers in SCI and SCIE journals of high impact factor.

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.
Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide.

These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.
Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care.

Speakers

Robin Miller
Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy,
Health Services Management Centre,
University of Birmingham

Robin is a Senior Fellow and Director of Consultancy at HSMC, the social care lead within the Chronic Disease Theme of the West Midlands Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care, and a Fellow of the School for Social Care Research. His research interests build on his practical experiences in the field, and centre on commissioning and management of integrated services, the role and impact of the Third Sector, and personalisation. He leads on a variety of knowledge exchange projects with health and social care organisations, with a particular focus on evaluating and learning from change initiatives. Robin is Co-Editor of the Journal of Integrated Care and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Integrated Care. He convenes MSc modules at HSMC and is a cohort director on the national NHS Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Leadership Programme. Outside of his University role, Robin is a non-executive director on the Board of Trident Social Investment Group and the chair of the board of trustees of Trident Reach.

Dr. Anne Hendry
Clinical Lead for Integrated Care Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Anne chaired the organising committee for ICIC15 in Edinburgh and in 2016 took up a new role as IFICs Senior Associate in Scotland. In 2017 she established an International Centre for Integrated Care, hosted by the University of the West of Scotland, as the home of IFICs collaborating centre in Scotland. Anne chairs an enthusiastic Advisory Board that brings together partners from policy, academia, health, social care, Third sector and independent sectors to oversee four workstreams:

  • Leadership and Education – undergraduate; Masters and accreditable CPD
  • Knowledge Exchange and Translation – international webinars and special interest groups
  • Action Research and Evaluation – with a focus on frailty, dementia and personal outcomes
  • System Coaching – within and beyond Scotland

In her Senior Associate role, Anne supports a wide range of IFIC Academy activities, in particular strategic leadership, system coaching, and international knowledge exchange initiatives. These include support for IFIC summer school and conferences, and coordinating the Integrated Care Matters webinar series and special interest groups on Intermediate Care, Palliative Care, Polypharmacy, and Frailty. IFIC Scotland activities champion coproduction, empowerment and the use of lived experience and personal outcomes to transform the relational aspects of integrated care.

Anne is a geriatrician, stroke physician and clinical lead for Integrated Care with over 30 years’ experience of transforming health and social care in Scotland. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), honorary professor at the University of the West of Scotland and holds honorary appointments with the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy. As a graduate of the founding cohort of Delivering the Future, Scotland’s national strategic clinical leadership programme 2005- 2006, she has extensive experience coaching and mentoring leaders from all sectors.

Previous national clinical leadership roles span stroke, Long Term Conditions, Healthcare Quality, Joint Improvement Team, Reshaping Care for Older People, Active and Healthy Ageing, and Multimorbidity. Anne leads a Work Package in the European Joint Action on Frailty, participates in Advisory Boards for a number of European programmes, and provides technical advice for WHO initiatives on integrated care and transformation.

Dr Apostolos Tsiachristas
Senior Researcher
Economic Evaluation of Complex Health Interventions
Nuffield Department of Population Health Medical Sciences Division
University of Oxford

 

Dr Tsiachristas is widely acknowledged as an international expert in the health economics sector. His main research interests are related to the economic evaluation and financing of complex interventions, with a particular focus on integrated care and mental health care.

In collaboration with allied departments at Oxford University, Apostolos is involved in several research projects, mainly funded by the NIHR (CLAHRC and BRC) and Wellcome Trust, across a wide range of services for prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. In addition, he has varied experience in working in experimental and observational studies in diverse clinical areas such as psychosis, self-harm, dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Previously, Apostolos undertook research at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and consultancy work at Aarts Public Economics in The Hague. Apostolos has been teaching health economics as part of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses in Oxford and Rotterdam. His work is published in numerous international scientific journals and presented at prestigious conferences.

Apostolos has been acting as an Associate Editor at the BMC-Health Services Research, Topic Editor for health economics at the International Journal of Integrated Care and Guest Editor at Health Policy. He is affiliated to Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.

 

Mandy Andrew
Senior Associate
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Mandy, a registered nurse, is a senior manager specialising in change management and organisational development, with vast experience leading transformational change in both local and complex national organisations.

She works across public, private and voluntary health and social care sectors.
Mandy is currently a Senior Programme Manager for the European Joint Action on Frailty (ADVANTAGE JA) and an Associate Director with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance) focusing on developing improvement capacity and capability across the voluntary sector.

She previously worked as a leadership consultant with NHS Education for Scotland and established the national Leading Quality Network and national mentoring initiative. Her experience of QI collaboratives and leading a national cross sector improvement network developed skills to lead, manage and support transformational change.

Mandy is passionate about workforce development through networks, co-production, and collaborative learning and involving people, carers and service users to ensure their lived experience shapes new ways of working. She is a founding member of the UK-wide Q Initiative, led by the Health Foundation; hosts the IFIC Integrated Care Matters Webinar Series and is an executive coach

Donna Henderson
Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Division
Scottish Government

Donna qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1988 and went on to work in operational and strategic management roles in a range of health and social care services in Scotland.
In 2006, she began to specialise in supporting the development of telecare services in Scotland, working as a consultant for the Scottish Government’s Joint Improvement Team. During this time, she developed the first Education and Training Strategy in Telehealthcare for Scotland, managing its implementation thereafter.

Moving in 2012 to work with the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare, she led the Telecare workstream of the national Technology Enabled Care Programme, as well as a European programme of activities, including the management of EU funded projects.

In her current role as Head of International Engagement, Donna leads the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation Division’s International Engagement Team. The Team’s objectives are to enhance Scotland’s reputation as a leader in digital health and care, facilitate knowledge exchange between other countries and regions, and promote economic opportunities for Scotland.

She developed Scotland’s International Engagement Action Plan for TEC and Digital Healthcare Innovation which sets out Scotland’s strategic ambitions and objectives in the field of technology enabled health and care service delivery models.
Donna has been a Co-ordinator of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Health Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care since 2012.

Donna prepared Scotland’s submission to become an EIP on AHA Reference Site 2016. Scotland was one of only 8 regions (out of 74) to be awarded the highest level rating of 4 stars, in recognition of its extensive efforts to innovate service delivery for older people.
She is Project Co-ordinator for the Public Health Programme funded EU projects SCIROCCO and SCIROCCO Exchange.

Donna has been a Board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care since 2014. She is currently serving a 2-year tenure on the HIMSS Global Conference Education Committee.

Dr Andrea Pavlickova
Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation
Scottish Government in Scotland

Andrea is responsible for the international engagement and management of the European projects focusing on the deployment and scaling-up of integrated care solutions in Europe. She is also actively engaged in a number of European and international networks to promote the digital healthcare in Scotland and to coordinate Scotland’s inputs to formal consultations, policies and various dissemination activities.

Andrea also focuses in her work on knowledge transfer, implementation of Memoranda of Understandings and exchange of good practices at national, European and international level to stimulate scaling-up of innovative solutions in health and care delivery. She is editorial board member of ICT&Health Journal “Transforming Healthcare through Technology”. She graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia in Canada and the University of Matej Bel in Slovakia.

Don Redding
Director
Policy for National Voices

Don Redding is Director of Policy for National Voices, the coalition of national health and social care charities in England, which stands for people being in control of their health and care.

He leads National Voices’ work with national and international systems to define integration as ‘person centred coordinated care’; and coproduced five ‘narratives’ expressing this from the point of view of people using services.
He was a member of the Realising the Value programme consortium, exploring the effectiveness of person and community focused approaches; and authored a paper on ‘New approaches to value’, looking at what people value most, and what value they create.

Through these and other workstreams National Voices’ advocacy has helped to develop and shape new national plans for the NHS in England which include a shift of emphasis to primary and community care, and the implementation of a ‘comprehensive model’ for ‘universal, personalised care’. Don is a member of various advisory groups for these plans.
A former social care journalist, Don has worked for leading national NGOs since 1991, and was previously head of policy and communications for Picker Institute Europe.

Methodology

The International Summer School Integrated Care© will address all the areas mentioned above, giving a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of integrated care theory, illustrated by numerous practical examples from around the world. By using a broad mix of teaching methods, including multi-disciplinary group work, case analyses, and reflective learning, , it will build and reinforce the competencies of the participants to become leaders in their own settings. Thus, the International Summer School Integrated Care© will help develop the skills of participants to understand and apply approaches to the successful adoption of integrated care in practice.

Presentations and discussions with lecturers will be complemented throughout the week with work on international case studies and team-based tasks including case scenarios reflecting the different phases of a change management strategy. This project work will provide accepted participants with the opportunity to demonstrate how they would address the challenges of integrated care in practice and how they would relate the principles discussed to their own context. A field trip to facilities implementing integrated care in practice will round off the experience.

A workbook will be provided in advance of the course for participants to be prepared with examples from their countries. These will be followed up on during the course.

The course in any one year has attracted participants representing up to 15 different countries from around the world.

Key Learning Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of the principles, models and building blocks of integrated care;
  • To highlight the economic, organizational, technological and cultural aspects, which have to be taken into account when designing and implementing integrated care;
  • To understand and identify challenges on different levels (patient to system; horizontal and vertical; local to international);
  • • To understand key strategies for changing health and social care systems;
  • To illustrate pitfalls, lessons learned and success stories of integrated care initiatives by discussing cases around the world and learn to contextualize them;
  • To understand, interpret and use the results of (cost-)effectiveness studies;
  • To facilitate the development of an international community of practice on integration amongst participants and share knowledge and experiences from around the world;
  • To produce solutions to previously identified problems by tapping the professional and systemic backgrounds of the international participants and faculty.
  • To equip participants with tools for managing change in local settings.

Syllabus

The course will provide presentations, cases and discussions around the following topics:

  • Building blocks of integrated care: Understanding and implementing integrated care programmes
  • Engaging and empowering people and communities: definition, concepts and tools
  • Creating an environment for change: policy making for integrated care
  • Leading, managing and motivating people for change
  • Collaborating across professional boundaries: Competencies for integrated care
  • Designing incentives and financial structures to support integrated care implementation
  • Making sense of data and technology: the intricacies of information sharing and technological support for integrated care
  • Monitoring and evaluating integrated care initiatives; creating a learning environment

The course is composed of lectures, case studies, group discussions and presentations and is designed to promote interaction among the participants and lecturers. A site visit will complement the learning experience, and a cultural programme will foster informal networking and taking in the unique and inspiring atmosphere of the city of Oxford.

Faculty

The faculty consists of international experts who provide first hand insights into their respective fields, basing their presentations on scientific and professional experiences.

Margrieta Langins
Senior Fellow

Maggie has worked as an international health consultant for more than 15 years. She joined IFIC in November 2017 to work on the EU’s SUSTAIN project to develop a roadmap for supporting older people in their homes.

A trained nurse and former WHO technical consultant, Maggie is also currently studying for her PhD. She has worked as an international health consultant for more than 15 years, spending five years working for the WHO Regional Office for Europe with the Division of Health Systems and Public Health on its Human Resources for Health and the Health Services Delivery programmes.

During this time she helped shape the understanding of how to advance and support competencies in the delivery of integrated care which was presented in Strengthening a competent health workforce for the provision of coordinated/integrated health services delivery. Other achievements include working on the 2014 European strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery towards Health 2020 goals, the 2015 Implementation of the Tallinn Charter: Final report, Compendium on Good practices in strengthening health systems for the prevention and care of M/XDR-TB and editing the 2015 Eurohealth issue Priorities in health systems strengthening in the WHO European Region.

As a nurse Maggie specialised in working with children and their families at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Through work with diverse cultures and socio-economic groups in both in-patient and out-patient settings, Maggie joined the Sickkids Global Child Health Programme as an educator and researcher.

She also worked with the city’s homeless population as well as in Canada’s remote northern communities which helped develop her interest and expertise in the organisation and governance of the health workforce.

During her career, Maggie has consulted in Croatia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Greece, Kazakhstan, Latvia, the Republic of Moldova and Uzbekistan. She has a particular interest in the role of different stakeholders in supporting a health workforce to deliver quality health services and introducing quality improvement mechanisms and is focusing on that area for her PhD at the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham.

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Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO

Nick was the co-Founder of IFIC in October 2011 and became its first Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. Nick is also the Editor-in-Chief of IFIC’s open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care.

Nick holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects such as the EU FP7 Project INTEGRATE, the Horizon 2020 project SUSTAIN and the ICT-PSP projects SMARTCARE, BEYOND SILOS, and CAREWELL. Nick is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Nick has also been working with the World Health Organisation to support the development of its Global Strategy on People-Centred Integrated Health Services and is on the Expert Advisory Team to WHO Regional Office for Europe’s Framework for Action Towards Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery (CIHSD) leading work related to change management and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.
Over the past year, Nick has also worked as an international consultant to the Agency for Integrated Care, Singapore; the Pan American Health Organisation, Washington; the WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office; and to NHS England’s Better Care Fund Support Programme.

In previous roles, Nick worked as a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund (2007-2013) leading key work on integrated health and social care as well as a two-year Inquiry into the quality of care in English general practice. Nick has also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007) where he directed MSc and DrPH courses and worked as a lead academic for the National Institute for Health Research commissioning key studies into the service delivery and organisation of health care.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence and Integrated Health and Social Care.

Requirements and Fees

The International Summer School Integrated Care© is geared towards professionals, clinicians, managers and researchers from all relevant backgrounds, including medicine, economics, sociology, psychology, law, public health and social security institutions, with at least 5 years of experience in the field of integrated care. No limit on age or professional background applies.

Up to 25 participants will be selected following an application process (motivation letter and CV). The course language is English and a high proficiency (European level C1) is necessary.
The fees are GBP 2000 and include course material, a field trip, lunches and coffee breaks.

Accommodation

Special rates for participants have been negotiated at the BEST WESTERN Linton Lodge Hotel which is close to the campus (£129.95 Single or £139.95 Double – including breakfast). For further information contact reservations@lintonlodge.com (QUOTE block ID is 243950)

Apply Online

Applications open until Friday,19 April. Please fill out the application form below or directly email Toni Dedeu tonidedeu@integratedcarefoundation.org

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Motivation Letter*
Please upload an application letter that answers the following 3 questions:

  1. How would you describe integrated care (as a definition)?
  2. Why do you wish to participate in the course (and what can you contribute)?
  3. How will you use the learning from the summer school in your professional and/or personal future?

(maximum 1000 words and 2mb - .pdf, .doc (NOT .docx) .txt format)

Course dates:
23 June – 28 June 2019

Location:
Wolfson College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Facilitated by: 

Dr Toni Dedeu
Director of Programmes

 

Dr Nick Goodwin
CEO