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Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care


Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care

The International Foundation for Integrated Care is organising and facilitating a Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care in Europe from Tuesday 25th April to Saturday May 6th 2017. The Study Tour will visit:

  • Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 – 30 April
  • Wrexham, Wales 30 April – 3 May
  • Manchester, England 3 May – 6 May

The purpose of the study tour will be to examine, discuss and learn about integrated care policies, processes and practices from leading case sites in Europe.


The Three Countries Study Tour of Scotland, Wales and England seeks to examine the leadership and management of integrated care innovations. The Study Tour will have a specific focus in the development of new models and approaches to care for older people with complex needs (e.g. managing complex patients in the community; intermediate care; and palliative care) including the use of new technologies. The Study Tour will also be an opportunity to learn from Reference Sites within the European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) B3 Action Group on Integrated Care.

Who should attend?
Delegates would by equivalent of CCG-level chief executives/directors and senior clinicians with a remit to develop integrated care solutions. Delegates might also be managers of particular service models. Approximately 20 delegates per leg of the trip


Each leg of the study visit costs £1600 GBP (inclusive any taxes). This cost includes the facilitated visits, materials, transportation within the site visit, lunches and some dinners.

Please note that the cost does not include accommodation, travel to/from the UK, and travel between the different legs of the 3 countries study visits. IFIC, however, will provide support to all delegates in making the appropriate accommodation and travel bookings.

A discount of 10% on the costs will be made to delegates attending 2 or more countries. Group bookings are also encouraged where one free place will be provided to bookings of five or more persons.

All delegates attending the Three Countries Study Tour will be eligible for a 20% discount off a regular price ticket for the 17th International Congress on Integrated Care to be held in Dublin on 8-10 May 2017

For further information and to register contact us at


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    Dr. Nick Goodwin


    Biography  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.  

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    Dr. Viktoria Stein


    BiographyDr Viktoria Stein, Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Director of Education and Training, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Dr. Viktoria Stein joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in September 2015 as Senior Fellow in Integrated Care and Head of the Integrated Care Academy©. As such, she is responsible for the development of IFIC’s Education and Training programme, which provides a range of courses and tools to support knowledge transfer, skills development and technical know-how. Among the portfolio is the International Summer School on Integrated Care, webinar series and content provision for Master’s programmes around the world. The courses are relevant for students, researches and professionals alike and are adapted to the needs of partners, such as universities or local health boards, on demand. Viktoria holds a PhD in health economics and in her work focuses on health systems and their organization, specifically how to design contextualized integrated models of care and how to manage the change process towards such models. She previously worked with the WHO Regional Office for Europe coordinating the development of the Framework for Action on Coordinated/Integrated Health Services Delivery, and supporting WHO Member States in reforming their health systems to better address the challenges of providing services for ageing populations and people with multi-morbidities. Prior to joining WHO, she was a research assistant at the Medical University of Vienna, working on the development of Austrian national priorities regarding integrated care and a national integrated care programme for dementia patients and their caregivers, among other things. In 2009, she was the Scientific Programme Coordinator and Organiser of the 9th International Conference on Integrated Care in Vienna. Throughout her career, Viktoria had a strong interest and focus on education and training, teaching students and professionals around the world, as well as developing her own course programmes. Viktoria was a founding member of the Board of IFIC and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care. Moreover, she is the founding president of the Young Researchers in Health Network (YRIHN), which will be further developed under the auspices of IFIC.

Tuesday, 25 April to Tuesday, Saturday, 6 May 2017

Edinburgh (Scotland), Wrexham (Wales) & Manchester (England)

Organised by:

IFIC - International Foundation for Integrated Care




Miriam Curran
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