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Intermediate Care: Integrated Local and Personal
Meet the Authors Journal Club
The Journal of Integrated Care (JICA) recently published a Special Issue on intermediate care in collaboration with IFICs Intermediate Care SIG members from across the globe.
To celebrate the publication, IFIC Scotland organised a Meet the Authors Journal Club on January 26th . The session was co-hosted by Dr Axel Kaehne, Editor-in-Chief, and by Prof Anne Hendry, Director IFIC Scotland and Helen Tucker Dickson, President, Community Hospitals Association, joint guest editors for the special issue.
Over 30 participants from four continents gathered to discuss seven of the special issue papers. Thanks to the authors for sharing their interesting research and reflections.
Downloads of the Special Issue papers and editorial are available at:
Series of Integrated Care Roundtables October 2021 – December 2022
Integrated Care Roundtable
Delivering Outcomes and Value
Dec 6th 12 – 2pm
The 2011 Christie Commission Report on public service reform emphasised the importance of local
and national bodies working together to achieve agreed outcomes. The Community Empowerment
(Scotland) Act 2015 put the outcomes approach to public services on a statutory footing. The National
Performance Framework, launched jointly by the Scottish Government and CoSLA in June 2018,
provides a structure which the Scottish Government, public bodies and their partners should use to
deliver and track progress on eleven long term outcomes, underpinned by 81 national performance
indicators. However, outcomes are more difficult to measure than activities, outputs and short term
targets. At a time when our public services face unprecedented economic and workforce challenges,
how do we maintain Scotland’s commitment to an Outcomes approach and to community
empowerment and delivering public value?
Participants and panellists will explore the contribution of an Outcomes approach to improving
population health and demonstrating value from integrated care
- Are personal outcomes really at the heart of our strategic planning, commissioning and
- How can we better evidence outcomes and value for people and communities?
- What support does the workforce need to adopt an outcomes approach?
- Will the current economic and recovery context invigorate or stifle an outcomes approach?
- Should we have a new NPF outcome on care
Organisational, Clinical and Care Governance
Roundtable 13th September
Prof Anne Hendry, Director of IFIC Scotland, and Annemargaret Black, Chief Officer, Clackmannanshire and Stirling IJB, welcomed 137 professionals from across Scotland who had registered for the session. It follows publication in June of the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill and the 2021 Feeley report of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care. The Feeley report had proposed establishing a National Care Service (NCS) to set national standards and terms and conditions for social care, bring national oversight and accountability to the sector, create an ethical commissioning and procurement system, amplify the voice of lived experience in redesign and to drive improvements and strategic integration with the NHS. The NCS Bill proposes to establish care boards for social care, social work and community health, directly accountable to Scottish Ministers. At this stage the Bill provides a high level framework for how these new bodies will be constituted, operate and deliver services. Further detail will be set out following consultation and co-design.
See the attached files:
Workforce: Capable, Integrated and Fit for the Future
Roundtable 7th June 2022
Prof Anne Hendry, Director of IFIC Scotland welcomed 135 professionals from across Scotland who had registered for the discussion. Anne introduced session co-host Lorna Kelly in her new post as National Strategic Lead for Primary Care, Health and Social Care Scotland. She invited panellists from across Scotland and beyond to explore current workforce challenges and share ideas and innovations.
Care at Home First
Report of a Virtual Roundtable March 22nd, 2022
The International Centre for Integrated Care, a strategic partnership between the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), the University of the West of Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, is the home of IFIC in Scotland. The team are hosting a series of virtual Roundtables with Health and Social Care Scotland to explore hot topics in integrated care. The Flash reports and recordings can be accessed here
Over 100 professionals from across Scotland registered to discuss Care at Home First
Full flash report can be found here
Tracey McMillan, Service Manager – Granite Care Consortium
Dr Jo Bowden – Round Table Specialist Palliative Care Fife
Dr Douglas Lowdon – Interface Care Workshop
Integrated, Local and Personal
Virtual Round Table
On October 22nd 2021, IFIC Scotland hosted a virtual round table to discuss the consultation on a National Care Service for Scotland. The session was for our Reference Network partners from health, social care, housing and Third sector organisations and IJB chairs/ vice chairs involved in planning, delivering and assuring health and social care.
Anne Hendry, Director of IFIC Scotland, anchored the dialogue in Christie’s ambitious and visionary report on Public Service reform. She invited participants to consider if, and how, the proposals for a National Care Service will enable progress against Christie’s four pillars.
Thanks to our speakers and panellists from Scotland and to IFICs CEO Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani and Prof. Robin Miller, Joint Editor in Chief, International Journal of Integrated Care
A very special thanks to Dr Merja Tepponen, Chief Development Officer Health and Social Care, South Karelia Social and Health Care District for sharing the inspiring example of integrated health and social care in Eksote.
See the attached files:
Frailty Matters – End of Project Celebration Event
30th September 2021
This event celebrated the conclusion of our two year collaboration with NHS Ayrshire and Arran and the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland in an action research project funded by Burdett Trust for Nursing. Prof. Anne Hendry, Chair Frailty Matters Project Steering Group, introduced the frailty matters team and warmly welcomed 42 participants from across Scotland and 5 colleagues from Northern Ireland and Andalusia.
You will find the flash report and webinar presentations here.
More information on the project can be found here.
Integrated Small Islands eForums
Integrated Care in Small Islands – Special Interest Group Symposium
Friday, 23rd September 2022
The 4th eforum of our Small Islands Special Interest Group warmly welcomed colleagues from ten islands across Europe. Members shared snapshots of what is going well in their system and discussed some of the main challenges for health and care.
Integrated Care in Small Islands – Special Interest Group Forum
Tuesday, 26th April 2022
Karen Leach, reflected on progress in the Strategic Professional Alliance in Guernsey and a new programme to support staff wellbeing.
Tia Hall reported the government in Jersey has a new CEO and is preparing for elections in June.
Claire Bader gave an update on the Wellbeing Partnerships on the Isle of Man, enabling access to services and community supports in a timely fashion and improving coordination of care.
Morven McPhillips updated on the rich learning from reviewing the governance of an integrated model of care at Bowman Court, a housing facility on Mull adjacent to the community hospital
The Social Care Standards Agency team from Malta highlighted 12 sets of Social Regulatory Standards they have published in the last four years.
Integrated Care in Small Islands – Special Interest Group eForum
22nd September 2021
The 3rd eforum of our Small Islands Special Interest Group warmly welcomed colleagues from Guernsey, Jersey, Sheltand, Orkney, Malta, Seychelles, Inner Hebrides, and Argyll and Bute. It is great to see our community expanding with participation from new members Dr Rosemarie Finley and Tia Hall from Family Nursing and Home Care Jersey, Dr Angele Ellul French as the new CEO of Malta’s Social Care Standards Agency, and Dr Dawn Moody from Orkney. It was good to be joined by Leigh Mair from the Scottish Rural Health Partnership, Highlands and Islands and by Gillian McCready and colleagues bringing their experience from Argyll & Bute’s Inner Hebridean islands. Members shared snapshots of what is going well on their islands and what are the main challenges for health and care.
Flash report and presentations can be found here
Integrated Care in Small Islands Special Interest Group Forum Tuesday, 26th January 2021
IFICs Small Islands Special Interest Group held an eForum on 26th January, co-hosted by Anne Mills and Oliver Radford from the Isle of Man.
The forum welcomed a new member Maurice Yap from Hong Kong who joined 34 SIG members representing 10 Island regions and strategic partners from Scottish Rural Health Partnership, University of the Highlands and Islands, Rural Wisdom Project, the International Foundation of Integrated Care and the Scholl Academic Centre.
Cheryl Young outlined Hospice at Home, a response to listening to what the Isle of Man community wants.
Karen Leach reflected on #GuernseyTogether and the importance of understanding culture and heritage when leading transformation
Dr Kirsty Brightwell described innovative virtual community engagement and co-production of an Island Health Service Strategy in Shetland
Prof Vladimir Mozetič, highlighted an integrated Covid response in Primorje – Gorski Kotar County, Croatia which has 11 inhabited islands and mountainous terrain
Dr Nick Guldemond presented plans to create the conditions for community based integrated care in the Caribbean island of Curaçao
Small Islands Special Interest Group Forum, February 2020
In February, our virtual islands forum brought together 63 people from 13 countries. Many thanks to our presenters and participants from Arran, Western Isles, Shetland, Orkney, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Malta and to Colin Turbett for reflections on Principles and Possibilities of rural Social Work in Scotland.
Related resources on rural social work practice are available from Iriss by the following links:
Hospice IOM – 3rd Annual Research Symposium
Advances in end of life Care
On Friday 26th February 2021, the Hospice Isle of Man Scholl Academic Centre were joined at their 3rd Annual Research Symposium at the main Hospice building in Strang, Douglas by some of the leading professionals in end of life care. The title of the day was ‘Advances in End of Life Care’ and includes a session on Wellbeing and Digital Innovations.
You can find the flash report here with links to the presentations and recording.
Healthy Ageing in Scotland Virtual Round Table Aug 28th 2020
The session was organised with IFIC’s international special interest group on Ageing and Frailty established as a legacy of AdvantageJA, the first European Joint Action on the prevention and management of Frailty. The AdvantageJA report and final conference feature Scotland as one of only a few European countries that have shifted the balance of care.
Please see the full report from the Session here.
Final Conference of Advantage Joint Action: 27th November 2019, Brussels
IC4IC partners contributed to the final conference for AdvantageJA.
View Pete Knight’s presentation
View Anne Hendry’s presentation
Find out more on the AdvantageJA website www.advantageja.eu