Niamh Lennox-Chhugani

What next for Integrated Care? A reflection on ICIC24

By Miriam Galvin / May 8, 2024
What next for Integrated Care? A reflection on ICIC24 Having had now a week or so to reflect on an intense and creative 3 days in Belfast, I find myself asking “what next?” The theme of the conference was “taking the leap – making integrated care a reality for people and communities”. We set out… Read More

World Health Day: Integrated Care – an unfinished project

By Niamh Daly Day / April 5, 2024
World Health Day Integrated Care - an unfinished project 7 April 2024 Dr. Niamh Lennox-Chhugani & Prof. Áine Carroll As we approach WHO World Health Day 2024 with its theme of My health – My right, the emphasis across the world, is on securing access to quality healthcare for all against a backdrop of inequality… Read More

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

Niamh Lennox-Chhugani presents to the UK House of Lords Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee

By Niamh Daly Day / July 6, 2023
Niamh Lennox-Chhugani presents to the UK House of Lords Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee Our Chief Executive, Dr Niamh Lennox-Chhugani, was honoured to be invited to give evidence to the UK House of Lords Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee on 26 June. You can see the evidence session full on Parliamentlive.tv.… 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
The role of hospitals in the integrated care systems of the future across the orld

The role of hospitals in the integrated care systems of the future across the world

By Admin / November 16, 2021
Integrated care has historically been defined conceptually by the problems it has aimed to solve, namely fragmentation of services, health systems not designed for the needs of an aging population living with multiple chronic diseases, and under-resourced primary care. Download the publication PDF Read More
Slaintecare Paper

Sláintecare – Delivering the promise of universal person-centred care in Ireland

By Admin / October 6, 2021
At the International Foundation for Integrated Care, we have many years of experience sharing and generating knowledge on integrated person-centred care: why it’s important, what it can achieve and what it needs to be successful. The recent resignation of the two most senior members of the team implementing the Sláintecare reform programme in Ireland has… Read More

Our Strategy 2022–2026 – Accelerating the movement for change

By Admin / October 1, 2021
During 2022 and 2023 IFIC will consolidate its position as the leading integrated care knowledge network globally and secure a financially and operationally sustainable future. Over the next 5 years IFIC will grow the movement for change globally with a particular focus on growth in non-English speaking countries and those at an early stage of… Read More
Legislating for integrated care in the UK: Lessons from abroad

Legislating for integrated care in the UK: Lessons from abroad

By Admin / April 15, 2021
The UK Government’s recently published White Paper Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all which applies to England, prompted us to think about what lessons we could share from other systems legislative change initiatives as the government develops the detail of the Bill and local health and care systems… Read More

WEBINAR: IFIC Ireland – Advancing Integrated Care – Session 5 – Patient Voice in Design of Integrated Care Systems

By Admin / November 11, 2019

Integrated care requires joined up information for effective planning, delivery and management. Different countries are experimenting with a range policy approaches to designing integrated information systems with varying levels of success. Informati

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WEBINAR: Integrated Care Solutions Webinar Series – Evidence-based domains that underpin successful Integrated Care

By Admin / July 12, 2018

This webinar explores the evidence-based domains that underpin successful integrated care systems and presents a framework and toolkit called the Accountable Integrated Care Health Check that enables health and care systems to understand where they a

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