SIG Special Interest Groups

Intermediate Care SIG

Purpose: This Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across Countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of transitional and intermediate care as key components of people centred integrated care. The SIG will build on the outputs from the EU Joint Action on Frailty and establish links with other relevant communities of practice.

Activities: The SIG will provide 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 transitional and intermediate care. Members will shape the scope of SIG activities and outputs.
These may include:

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

SIG Topics 2023-2025   

  • Models of Intermediate Care at Home
  • Involving Third sector partners and volunteers
  • Role of Community hospitals
  • Improving transition from acute care
  • Implementing reablement support at home

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:

If you have an interest in healthy ageing or prevention and management of frailty please send your name; organisation; role and contact details to Marie Curran:

Please send Marie your news items, case studies, links to reports and practical resources to share on the SIG page at IFIC Scotland SIGs.

Facilitated by:

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


SIG Co-leads

Anne Hendry, IFIC Scotland Director
Honorary Professor, University of the West of Scotland
Clinical lead for Reshaping Care for Older People in
Scotland 2011- 2016.
Work package leader Advantage JA 2017-2019
Honorary Secretary, British Geriatrics Society Nov 2021-2023
Prof Marco Inzitari
Director of Intermediate Care Transformation, Catalonia.
Director of Integrated Care & Research, Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili
Prof at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Head of REFiT research group VHIR, Barcelona