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International Centre for Integrated Care

In 2017, the University of the West of Scotland established the International Centre for Integrated Care (IC4IC). This global centre of excellence in leading integrated people centred care is the home of IFIC Scotland, with our core partners, IFIC and the Health and Social Care Alliance, Scotland

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

Vision

A global centre of excellence delivering world class education, action research, system coaching and knowledge translation for leading integrated people centred care.

Mission

Co-creating a healthier future with people and communities by:

  • developing courageous and compassionate leaders and practitioners with the right knowledge, skills and confidence to design and deliver integrated people centred care
  • translating international evidence to inform policy and to transform practice through interdisciplinary education
  • evidencing the impact of integrated care on the wellbeing and resilience of individuals, communities and systems

Values

  • We foster rights and respect for all
  • We build strong cross sector relationships
  • We create a collaborative learning culture and promote innovation
  • We empower and enable people to lead and effect change together
  • We support globally connected, courageous and compassionate practitioners, leaders, managers and communities
  • We nurture ambition and opportunity so that our people and communities achieve their potential

Anne Hendry
Senior Associate International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

Anne.Hendry@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Mandy Andrew
Senior Programme Manager
European Joint Action on Frailty (ADVANTAGE JA)
Associate Director
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance)

mandy.andrew@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

Marie Curran
Moderator of IFIC Scotland SIGs, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

IFICScotland@integratedcarefoundation.org

Intermediate Care

Aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Intermediate Care as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Polypharmacy and Adherence

Aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Polypharmacy.

Palliative and End of Life Care

Aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of palliative and end of life care as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Self management and Co-production

Aims to facilitate collaboration across sectors and between Countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Self management and Co-production.

Preventing and Managing Frailty

Aims to Preventing and Managing Frailty SIG aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across Countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of preventing and managing frailty as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Small Island Systems 

Small Island Systems SIG aims to facilitate collaboration, knowledge exchange and peer support / coaching on planning, commissioning, delivering and evaluating people centred integrated care in small island systems.

Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities SIG aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of compassionate communities as a key component of people centred integrated care.

Small Islands Learning Exchange (SmILE) – September 25th -27th 2019

SmILE 1, was hosted by the Department of Health and Social Care and Hospice Isle of Man, and supported by IFIC Scotland. The broad themes of the three day learning exchange were: Integrated Pathways, Older and Better Island Communities, and Community Wellbeing and Resilience. Partners from Malta, Seychelles, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Scotland shared examples of innovation and considered how integrated approaches can build resilience, strengthen health systems and support islands to make progress on transformational change.

Read the full report for more information!

Special Interest Group Study Day – April 4th 2019

Palliative and End of Life Care and Compassionate Communities

The study day taking place in the San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian is hosted by the University of Deusto and Fundación Doble Sonrisa, following on from the ICIC19 conference in San Sebastian April 1-3. The event is coordinated by IFIC Scotland on behalf of the Scholl Academic Centre, Isle of Man and with the support of SIG moderators from the Newhealth Foundation and Ardgowan Hospice. This study day offers members of IFICs Palliative and End of Life Care SIG an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience of Compassionate Communities approaches in different systems

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Special Interest Group Study Day – March 29th 2019

Intermediate Care and Polypharmacy

This study day offers members of IFICs Intermediate Care and Polypharmacy SIGs an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience in planning, designing and delivering Intermediate Care and polypharmacy services in different systems.   The study day is scheduled as a preconference knowledge exchange event for delegates travelling to the ICIC19 conference in San Sebastian April 1-3. Onward travel to San Sebastian is possible by direct train from Sants central station in Barcelona or by direct flight from El Prat main Barcelona airport. This study day offers members of IFICs Intermediate Care and Polypharmacy SIGs an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience in planning, designing and delivering Intermediate Care and polypharmacy services in different systems.

View Intermediate Care Presentations

View Polypharmacy Presentations

Click on the tab below to access the Integrated Care Matters Series recordings, slides and list of topic resources.

Upcoming Webinar Series

Date/Time Event
24/10/2019 - 15/07/2020
IFIC Scotland Integrated Care Matters Webinar Series 4
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Past Webinar Series

Date/Time Event
24/10/2016 - 16/05/2017
Webinar - Integrated Care Matters Series 1
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18/10/2017 - 13/06/2018
Webinar - Integrated Care Matters Series 2
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23/10/2018 - 17/07/2019
IFIC Scotland Integrated Care Matters Webinar Series 3
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Active and Aging Strategy Doc

Active and Healthy Ageing: An Action Plan for Scotland
Our vision is for all older people in Scotland to enjoy full and positive lives – happy and healthy at home or in a homely setting. This positive vision values older people and their contribution to society and empowers them to be active partners in the way support and services are planned and delivered. Older people are an asset because they offer life experience, special and sometimes forgotten talents and skills, accumulated wisdom and a unique perspective. Download the document here

Final Change Fund Report

Reshaping Care in Scotland
This report describes the progress made over the first four years of the ten year RCOP programme. It builds on the Reflecting on Progress report published by the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in November 2013. Both reports describe how partnerships have used their Change Fund to make a difference to the lives of older people and their carers across Scotland. Download the document here

Multiple Conditions

Many Conditions one Life: Living Well with Multiple Conditions
Listening to the experience and ideas of people who use our services offers valuable insight, advice and support to help improve these services. This Action Plan was developed with people who live with multiple conditions. It describes actions we must take in each GP practice, in all community teams and in every community in Scotland to improve the lives of people with multiple conditions.Download the document here

Messages from supporters and collaborators from around the Globe on the launch of the International Centre for Integrated Care on Friday, 19 May 2017

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For more information contact IFIC Scotland: IFICScotland@integratedcarefoundation.org

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