Arturo Alvarez

An interstellar journey to integrated care

By Miriam Galvin / May 14, 2024
An interstellar journey to integrated care On the 20th April 2024, just two days before the ICIC24 conference kicked off, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft returned data to Earth for the first time in five months[1]. Voyager 1 and its twin spacecraft Voyager 2 have been on an interstellar journey for more than 40 years. However,… Read More

I still recall our last summer

By Miriam Galvin / October 11, 2023

June 2023 was the date for the comeback of the face-to-face International Summer Schools on Integrated Care (ISSIC23 and ISSIC23_E). In the past years, considering the challenges of meeting face-to-face and with the intention of providing access to Integrated Care training worldwide, the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) has focused on strengthening its virtual learning opportunities.

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The Kerry Specialist Palliative Care Service: A Case Study Research Evaluation

By Niamh Daly Day / October 5, 2023
Kerry Specialist Palliative Care Service provides a comprehensive palliative care service in County Kerry that is highly valued by those using the service, families, clinicians, and the entire community. The service provides care in four settings i.e., in a Specialist Inpatient Unit; through a Specialist Palliative Care Community Team; at a Specialist Palliative Care Day… Read More

What can integrated care learn from Pep Guardiola´s modern European football? A midsummer holiday´s read

By Niamh Daly Day / October 3, 2023
What can integrated care learn from Pep Guardiola´s modern European football? A midsummer holiday´s read Arturo Alvarez-Rosete (IFIC Senior Researcher) The afternoon after the closure of this year´s International Summer School on Integrated Care (ISSIC23), my colleague Edelweiss Aldasoro and I went for a well-deserved walk around Oxford, stopping eventually at the famous Blackwell´s Bookshop… Read More

How far do you feel we have advanced in providing continuous and coordinated care?

By Miriam Galvin / May 11, 2023
How far do you feel we have advanced in providing continuous and coordinated care? This is the question that we are asking this year through our Annual IFIC Survey 2023, which has been running for a few weeks now. So, if you haven´t done it yet, please take part in the survey below and share… Read More

Ensuring broad participation in designing the evaluation plan of a national integrated care programme

By Admin / February 18, 2023
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was commissioned to deliver Phases 1 and 2 of an independent external evaluation of an Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons (from now on, “the National Programme”). Phase 1 included a Preliminary Engagement session with stakeholders to understand what they perceived the value of an evaluation of the… Read More

A rapid evaluation of a mental health 24/7 crisis response service

By Admin / December 18, 2022
The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was asked to conduct an independent rapid retrospective evaluation of a Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Response Service (CRS) that had been operating in a health area of England since its launch in April 2020, hence at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Download the publication PDF Read More

David Linnane

By Niamh Daly Day / May 16, 2022

Communications Officer

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Arturo Alvarez

By Niamh Daly Day / April 5, 2015

Senior Researcher

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