SIG Special Interest Groups

Intermediate Care SIG

Aim: 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.

Activities: The SIG provides a platform for members to share implementation experience, highlight examples of good practice, signpost practical resources, and agree and collaborate on research, education and evaluation priorities for Intermediate Care. Members will shape the scope of SIG activities and outputs. These include:

  • Webinars and online peer support
  • Good practice case studies
  • Practical resources
  • Study Visits
  • Blogs
  • Evidence reviews
  • Consensus documents
  • Collaborative action research
  • Benchmarking

Further information: Intermediate Care is a continuum of integrated community services for assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and support for older people and adults with long term conditions at times of transition in their health and support needs. Intermediate Care services offer alternatives to emergency inpatient care, support timely discharge from hospital, promote recovery and return to independence, and prevent premature admission to long-term residential care.

Intermediate care offers an enabling and integrated approach at the interface between home and hospital, and at transition from illness or injury to recovery and independence; helping people achieve their personal goals or outcomes. Intermediate care can be provided in:
Individuals’ own homes

  • Sheltered housing and extra care housing
  • Care homes
  • Community hospitals

Get involved: The SIG is for practitioners, managers, researchers, students, and policy makers engaged in planning, designing and delivering Intermediate Care in different health and care systems.
If you have an interest in Intermediate Care, practical experience or resources to share, a question or challenge for SIG members, or suggestions for future SIG activities please contact Marie Curran, our SIG facilitator,

This Special Interest Group (SIG) has an international membership with 572 members and still growing.  If you would like to be on the mailing list for this group, please email Marie Curran: and you will receive SIG updates, IFIC Scotland newsletters and information on our webinars.

Facilitated by:

Marie Curran
Coordinator of IFIC Scotland Special Interest Groups
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)


SIG Co-leads

Anne Hendry & Marco Inzitari  

Intermediate Care Workplan 2020 – 2022 


Timescale / Date


Actions for 2022

Webinars or eforum

Feb / March 2022  Round table on Discharge Pathways

IFIC Scotland

Plan with BGS and CHA

Jan 2022: Journal Club with JICA Special Issue Authors  

Anne Hendry/ Helen Tucker

Plan with JICA and CHA 

March 2021: Community hubs and neighbourhood teams  

Recording and resource documents here 

IFIC Scotland

Dec 2020: Digitally Enabled Care Pathways 

Recording and resource documents here 


IFIC Scotland & Strata Health

July 2020: Reimagining rehabilitation and recovery.  

Recording and resource documents here   

IFIC Scotland

June 2020: Enhanced healthcare in care homes  

Recording and resource documents here   

IFIC Scotland

Good Practice Case Studies

Ongoing added to SharePoint here 

Marie Curran 

Focus on Reablement and Transitional Care / Discharge to Assess 

Guidance, Tools and Reviews

Ongoing added to SharePoint here 

Marie Curran 

Study visits / Twinning  

Summer 2021 – Action Learning Group with Manx Care 

IFIC Scotland

Island, coastal and rural models 


June 2021: Community Hospitals: Embedding Covid-19 positive impact changes through shared learning 

Community Hospitals Association 

Reprompt moderators to draft a blog 

International  Conference Participation / Workshops  

EUGMS London Sep 2022  

May 2022 – ICIC22 Odense, Denmark 

Oct 2021 – NACIC2021 workshop on reablement  

May 2021: ICIC21 Virtual Conference  

Sep 2020: IFIC Virtual conference  


Explore study visit with BGS 

Posters and Presentations can be accessed here 

Collaborative Publications/Research 

Collaborative survey of community falls programmes  

University of Graz and RSCN 

Abstract submitted for ICIC22 

Plan to repeat survey 

SIG collaborations on rehab and intermediate care  

Various members 

Various publications ongoing 

Dec 2021: Editorial and 8 papers via SIG networks 

Anne Hendry/ Helen Tucker/ Axel Kaehne  

2 peer reviewed publications on intermediate care since 2020 by international consortium   

Univ of Galway team 

Consider Delphi on Reablement  

Education and Training