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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

Strategic Partners:

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a shared mission.

Co-creating a healthier future with individuals and communities by developing courageous and compassionate leaders and practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to design, deliver and evaluate people-centred integrated care.

The priority areas for the collaboration are:

  • Leadership and education to shape practice;
  • Building capability through knowledge exchange and translation;
  • Engaging in action research and evaluation;
  • Influencing policy and system change; and,
  • Empowering people and communities.

 

The national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations, the ALLIANCE has over 2,900 members: large, national support providers, small, local volunteer-led groups, and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care. Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre. Read more on their website!

 

UWS has 4 campuses across the west and southwest of Scotland and one campus in central London.The strong relationships between UWS and local health boards, local authorities, hospices, user and carer groups, voluntary sector partners, care homes and social care providers enables field research and knowledge translation into practice. UWS offers cross-sectoral education on integrated care that can be delivered as CPD or as formal higher education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including a Masters on Leading People Centred Integrated Care. Read more on their website!

Collaborating partners: Representatives from the following organisations contribute to our Reference Network, bringing policy, academic or delivery expertise.

Our Theory of Change documents our three approaches:

  • We inform – create conditions for effective information sharing
  • We translate and facilitate – support individuals and groups to make use of evidence
  • We co-create – work with communities to test out ideas and create conditions for embedding change

Our ethos is collaboration and we are committed to working in partnership with other agencies involved in care and support and with service users and carers. Read more on their website!

Health and Social Care Scotland is a national collaboration through which those who lead change within health and social care partnerships can come together to learn from each other, work collectively and support one another to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes for the people of Scotland through Integration, Collaboration, and Transformation.

Read more on their website!

The Scholl Academic Centre is part of Hospice Isle of Man’s commitment their strategy ‘Much More Than A Building’. Researchers have been engaging with people within the community to find out what matters to them: what matters most is choice, in where they live, where they receive their care and where they die when the time comes.

Read more on their website! 

QNIS is a charitable organisation promoting excellence in community nursing to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. Our purpose is to enable nurses who work in Scotland’s communities to be the very best they can be. Read more on their website! 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is an organisation with many parts and one purpose – better quality health and social care for everyone in Scotland.Community Engagement aim to improve how health and care services listen to people, value their views and involve people in developing services.  Find out more:  https://www.hisengage.scot

Read more on their website! 

The Improvement Hub (ihub) was established in April 2016 to support those delivering health and social care across Scotland to redesign and continuously improve services to ensure they meet the changing needs of people in Scotland.

Read more on their website! 

Launched on 1st April, 2020, Public Health Scotland brings together Health Protection Scotland, Information Services Division and NHS Health Scotland They are Scotland’s lead agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of all of Scotland’s people to achieve the vision of a Scotland where everybody thrives.

Read more on their website!

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement. That means we look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. Where we find that improvement is needed, we support services to make positive changes. Our vision is that everyone experiences safe, high-quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices. Read more on their website! 

Scottish School of Primary Care is a virtual school comprising all Scottish academic departments with significant primary care research output. It exists to facilitate collaboration between senior academics in primary care and key stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of integrated health and social care service policy. Read more on their website!

The voice of the independent social care sector in Scotland, representing the largest group of independent sector social care providers across Scotland, delivering residential care, nursing care, day care, care at home and housing support services. This includes private, not for profit and charitable organisations. Read more on their website!

The Centre for Education and Social Policy conducts research on what matters in particular contexts and policy frameworks and on how to create a more equitable society. The Centre has expertise in forming partnerships between academics and professionals to address key issues in practice and inform and improve outcomes. Read more on their website! 

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board with responsibility for developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. NES has a Scotland wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development.

Read more on their website!

We play a pivotal role inspiring, enabling and combining world-leading industry and academic expertise with service, business and technical innovation to create person-centred digital health and care innovations to positively impact society.   We shift the balance of care from a traditional treatment model, through the development of digital health and care innovations that focus on prevention, early detection, post event care and independent assisted living. Read more on their website!

Technology Enabled Care is defined as “where outcomes for individuals in home or community settings are improved through the application of technology as an integral part of quality, cost effective care and support” .Launched in late 2014, the Scotland-wide programme is designed to significantly increase citizen choice and control in health, well-being and care services. Read more about TEC here and about Digital Health and Care Scotland here!

Hannover Scotland

Our core purpose is to help older people feel safe and secure at home and to live fulfilling and independent lives. We currently manage more than 5,000 homes throughout Scotland and provide a range of housing and tenure types to meet the different support needs of older people, allowing them to retain their independence within a local community and enjoy as much privacy or company as they wish.

NHS Forth Valley serves a population of more than 306,000 in a diverse geographical area which covers the heart of Scotland. It supports the integration of community services through two Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs).

Read more on their website!

Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is a new organisation that brings together community health services and social work services for Inverclyde. The HSCP will work to improve lives by focusing on the outcomes local people want to achieve, based on what is most important to them. Read more on their website!

NHS Lanarkshire is the third largest health board in Scotland serving a population of 655,000 across rural and urban communities. With two Health and Social Care Partnerships the Board is committed to delivering high quality, innovative health and social care that is person-centred and supports everyone to live longer, healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting.

Read more on their website! 

NHS Dumfries and Galloway serves a population of over 148,000 but within a large geographical area in the southwest of Scotland. The Health Board aims to deliver excellent care that is person-centred, safe, effective, efficient and reliable, and works with local communities and partner organisations to reduce health inequalities.

Read more on their website! 

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.

Appropriate 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.

Ageing and Frailty

Ageing and 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.

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

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

View Presentations

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

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

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