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Three Country International Study Tour on Integrated Care


15/03/2015 - 28/03/2015    
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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 Sunday March 15th to Wednesday March 24th 2015. The Study Tour will visit:

  • Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – 15-17 March
  • Kinzigtal, Germany – 18-20 March
  • NHS Highland, Inverness, Scotland – 22-24 March

Delegates can choose to attend one, two or all three of the study visits

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.


Participants will get an opportunity to:

  • Examine whole-system reforms towards integrated care
  • Understand how policy-making and policies have been developed that take integrated care forward in different countries
  • Assess the barriers, facilitators and key drivers for integrated care at a regional and local level
  • Reflect upon the influence of different governance and financial incentives in the commissioning and contracting of integrated care
  • Investigate through site visits innovative models of integrated primary, community and hospital care; and integrated health and social care
  • Appraise the impact of integration on the quality and cost of care

The Study Tour is desgned for senior clnicians and care professionals, health and social care managers and policy makers from throughout the international health and care sector who have an interest in the successful adoption of integrated care in policy and practice.


Delegates have the option of attending one, two or all three legs of the study tour programme


One Study Tour

Barcelona, Catalonia, 15-17 March – 1800 euros per person plus GST

Kinzigtal, Germany, 18-20 March  – 1800 euros per person plus GST

Inverness, NHS Highlands, Scotland, 22-24 March – 2000 euros per person plus GST

Two Study Tours

Barcelona and Kinzigtal, 15-20 March – 4000 euros per person plus GST

Kinzigtal and NHS Highland, 18-24 March – 4200 euros per person plus GST

Three Country Study Tour

Barcelona, Kinzigtal and Inverness, 15-24 March – 6600 euro per person plus GST


The cost of each study tour includes

  • on-site facilitation by tour organisers and hosts
  • three nights 4* hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • travel between and within countries to site visits
  • lunches
  • pre-reading, course booklet and other leaning materials

The cost does not include

  • travel expenses from home countries to the beginning / from the end of the study tour
  • evening meals
  • delegate costs on’free days’
  • delegate fees to ICIC15 conference in Edinburgh on 25-27 March (discounted entry available)

To regsiter you particiption please complete the attached registration form on the ‘about’ page and send it to us at events@integratedcarefoundation.org


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TheThree Country International Study Tour comrises a mix of plenary content, site visits and group discussions with an emphasis on learning from innovative case examples on how integrated care can best be taken forward in policy and practice

The draft programme for the Study Tour (PDF)

Sunday, March 15, 2015 to Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Catalonia, Germany and Scotland

Organised by:

IFIC - International Foundation for Integrated Care





Fiona Lyne
T: +353 (0)85 224 8014
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