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3
Sep

Scottish Non-Malignant Palliative Care Forum – ‘Palliative Care for All – The Big Debate’

Marie Curie, British Heart Foundation and Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Non-Malignant Palliative Care Forum, would like to invite you to a joint event, ‘Palliative Care for All – The Big Debate’, to explore palliative care in Scotland on Wednesday 5 September, 3 – 5pm in Edinburgh.

3
Sep

SUSTAIN publishes Country Reports on Integrated Care

The reports present the integrated care sites participating in SUSTAIN and the different projects that were set up to support the improvement of integrated care, providing readers and stakeholders with a clear picture

30
Aug

IFIC Director receives Medal of Honour Award

Congratulations to IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein who has received the Medal of Honour award from the European Forum Alpbach (EFA).

27
Aug

WHO, has released new guidance on advocating and moving integrated and people-centred care forward

Two documents have been created as part of a series of support technical products and tools to drive country implementation of the framework on Integrated People-Centred Health Services, (IPCHS).

20
Aug

TransForm announce speakers and site visits for inaugural conference

Preparations have stepped up a gear as the TransForm team get ready to stage its first conference. Making the Case for Integrated Community Care will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from September 24 to 26. This week the line-up of international expert speakers has been announced and the final six site visits have been confirmed.

1
Aug

Third Transformers Special Event Series Announced

IFIC Australia’s knowledge partner The Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation (the Centre) has a new look. On July 1, the North Coast Primary Health Network initiative transitioned to a consortium of some of the most effective and progressive service providers on the North Coast.

1
Aug

Applications open for MSc in Leading People-centred Integrated Care

The University of the West of Scotland has introduced this new programme starting in September 2018. Do you work or have experience of Health and Social Care Integration across Public Sector for example: health, social care, housing, independent or third sector services?

31
Jul

IFIC are looking for a Director of Integrated Care Programmes

The International Foundation of Integrated Care (IFIC) is looking to recruit a Director of Integrated Care Programmes to join its dynamic and dedicated team to help lead and grow IFIC’s range of activities as it transitions towards a truly global organization that seeks to advance the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice around the world.

24
Jul

Expressions of Interest to become a Senior Associate for IFIC

This call is an invitation for expressions of interest to become a ‘Senior Associate’ of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC). In this role, you will support and grow the work of the Foundation internationally and become actively involved in IFIC’s education and training programmes, research projects, implementation support services, and other activities.

24
Jul

Call for expression of interest for “How to deliver Integrated Care – A guidebook for managers” book

An editorial team led by Henk Nies and Axel Kaehne is inviting expressions of interests from academics and other interested parties to contribute to an edited book on the implementation of integrated care.

17
Jul

Call for reviewers for the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC)

Join the team of reviewers for the prestigious International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) Reviewers will be invited to evaluate article submissions and provide feedback in their area of expertise within the Integrated Care field.

17
Jul

Integrated Care book outperforms rivals

A book co-written by IFIC’s directors and fellow Integrated Care experts has “outperformed” rival publications. IFIC’s CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and Director of education and Training Viktoria Stein worked alongside international colleagues to pen the ‘Handbook Integrated Care’.

12
Jul

IFIC are looking for a Junior Researcher in Integrated Care Development and Implementation

Are you a flexible and enthusiastic early-career researcher or young professional looking for your next career step?

11
Jul

Medal of Honour for IFIC Director

IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein is set to be awarded the Medal of Honour of the European Forum Alpbach.

12
Jun

10 trends about the future of integrated care

‘The hospital of tomorrow is a network,’ said Jeroen Tas at the International Conference of Integrated Care (ICIC). Tas is head of innovation and digital innovation at Philips. Together with Mirella Minkman, Director of Innovation and Research at Vilans, he explored the future.

12
Jun

Join IFIC’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) community

IFIC’s community of Special Interest Groups, SIGs, created a lot of buzz at ICIC18 in Utrecht.Delegates were given the opportunity to meet individual group leaders and attend workshops in areas including Population Health Management and Children, Young People and Families. Discussions for new topics were also launched at the conference, these included Digital Health, the role of Volunteers in Integrated Care and Education and Training.

12
Jun

Thinking about taking the next step in your career?

Talk to IFIC’s Director of Education Viktoria Stein about our Fellowship programme and how we can support you to achieve your goals. IFIC’s Director of Education and Training Dr Viktoria Stein said: “Our fellowship programme is aimed at mid to high level care professionals and academics, managers and policy-makers

12
Jun

ERIC’s inaugural Town Hall meeting global success

Early career researchers, practitioners and students were given a sneak preview of a new network aimed at supporting their journey in the Integrated Care field.
About 20 participants from around the world joined the inaugural meeting of the Early-career Researchers in Integrated Care (ERIC). The ‘virtual Town Hall’ meeting was held on March 8

12
Jun

Diverse group to join ICA Summer School

Plans for this year’s International Summer School, ISSIC18, in Oxford, are being finalised and IFIC is looking forwards to welcoming delegates.
This sell-out event has attracted a diverse group with participants from Australia to Canada, Brunei, Japan, all over Europe, as well as Tunisia.
We are delighted to announce Anne Hendry, IFIC Scotland’s lead, has joined the list of prestigious speakers during the week-long course, as well as Nuria Toro from the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

29
May

WHO are looking for a Communications Consultant on integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS)

The Consultant is expected to provide expertise to the management and development of the IntegratedCare4people web platform that supports the WHO Framework on IPCHS. We are inviting experts in website management and development as well as in social media management with a solid background on health systems and IPCHS.

29
Apr

New Chapter for IFIC Australia

IFIC Australia signed a new Partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) aimed at strengthening its commitment to Integrated Care in New South Wales.

27
Apr

IFIC launch new international service

From May 1st, IFIC is launching a new webinar series for our members and followers across the Asia-Pacific that will examine how to support the effective and sustainable implementation of integrated care.

27
Apr

IC Search Launched

An online search tool to give researchers easy access to internationally published work on different aspects of Integrated Care has been launched. IC Search was developed in partnership between IFIC Australia, Central Coast Local Health District, and Flinders Filters, of Flinders University.

27
Apr

IFIC Australia supports the 4th International Health Care Reform Conference

As part of IFIC Australia’s knowledge partnership with the Mater Research Institute – University of Queensland Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, Dr Nick Goodwin and Dr Viktoria Stein from IFIC were invited as guest speakers during the 4th International Health Care Reform Conference that was held at the Intercontinental Double Bay, Sydney, on 21st-23rd March.

27
Apr

Integrated Care in Australia at a Low Level of Maturity

The workshop examined the challenges for taking integrated care forward in Australia through the use of various assessment frameworks. Delegates attended from across Australia that included a diverse group of persons ranging from LHDs and PHNs to provider organisations and the university sector

12
Apr

Help celebrate WHO milestone birthday

Primary health care across Europe is celebrating a milestone birthday in 2018. This year marks 40 years since the signing of the Declaration of Alma-Ata and the moment will be celebrated in a week of events culminating in the anniversary conference from October 25 to 26, in Kazakhstan.

22
Mar

WHO and IFIC sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is very pleased to announce a formal memorandum of understanding with the World Health Organization (WHO).

21
Mar

Driving Integrated Care in Australia

IFIC’S CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and Director of Education and Training Viktoria Stein are mid-way through a visit to Australia to support the movement for change towards integrated care. This work forms part of the growing IFIC Australia collaborative centre co-hosted with CRRMH, University of Newcastle and with support from local Partners.

21
Mar

Integrated Care: A Global Phenomenon

IFIC Associate Robin Miller, also Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care, will be in the country in June to deliver a masterclass on ‘Creating high quality integrated care that delivers outcomes’.

8
Mar

The Heart Failure Policy Network are Calling for Information

Have you been involved in building, testing and implementing new models of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care?

22
Feb

Join the Pre-Conference Site Visits in Utrecht on Tuesday, 22 May

We welcome managers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers who participate in the 18th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC18) in Utrecht to join us on the Tuesday, 22 May. During this day we exchange knowledge, share experiences and generate new ideas and new projects to connect health and social care.

20
Feb

IFIC’s Dr Viktoria Stein and Henriikka Laurola head to Hamburg as preparations start for European project TransForm

They will join other members of the project management team for the three-day trip to look for the best examples of Integrated Community Care projects in Germany, which will be put on a global stage to be showcased at the inaugural conference of the Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care’s from September 24 to 26.

20
Feb

IFIC is delighted to announce that Apostolos Tsiachristas, PhD, has been appointed as IJIC’s Topic Editor in Health Economic

Apostolos is a Senior Researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford. He is widely acknowledged as an international expert in the payment and economic evaluation of integrated care and has been a long-term reviewer and associate editor of the journal.

5
Feb

TRANSFORMERS II – Transforming The Healthcare System For The Better

Bronwyn Thirkell, Senior Project Officer at the North Coast Primary Health Network, discusses November’s Transformers II, a series of event aimed at analysing some of the area’s encouraging health care solutions.

5
Feb

IFIC Australia meets in Brisbane

IFIC Australia is as a Collaborative Centre between IFIC and the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) at the University of Newcastle, NSW. The core mission of IFIC Australia is to develop capacity and capabilities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region in the design and delivery of integrated care.

5
Feb

Integrated Care Search Filter will launch in April

IFIC Australia has been working on a new search tool to help support easier access to internationally published work on different aspects of integrated care. IC Search is due to be launched in April to coincide with next committee meetings and workshops led by IFIC CEO Dr Nick Goodwin and other IFIC senior staff.

5
Feb

Joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales concludes

A joint project to evaluate the Central Coast Integrated Care Program in New South Wales, is coming to an end, with papers in preparation and a final report near completion. Researchers from the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the IFIC Faculty were awarded a competitive tender to undertake the formative evaluation last year.

30
Jan

IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project TransForm

IFIC is providing expert support to a new European project aimed at supporting policy-makers and practitioners to foster an interest in integrated community care. TransForm, The Transnational Forum on Integrated Community Care, was set up last year as part of a three-year project. It is an initiative funded by Network of European Foundations (NEF) and supported by the International Foundation for Integrated Care.

30
Jan

IFIC welcomes new staff members and Martin Perrin as Finance Adviser

IFIC has welcomed three new staff members in the past few months, and appointed Jodeme Goldhar as a Senior Associate and Mudi Kadu, as a Junior Associate.

30
Jan

IFIC is presenting at the 4th International Health Care Reform Conference

As part of its knowledge partnership with the Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, IFIC has been invited to speak at The 4th International Health Care Reform Conference in Australia.

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