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World Health Day: Integrated Care – an unfinished project

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…

Lived Experience Knowledge Hub launched

March 25, 2024

Lived Experience Knowledge Hub launched The ALLIANCE has just launched the Knowledge Hub - a new library of resources and guides to support organisations in delivering more meaningful engagement with lived experience. We want to ensure that people’s expertise and knowledge through their lived experience is valued, and that their voices are at the centre…

Celebrating Scotland’s Third Sector

March 14, 2024

Celebrating Scotland’s Third Sector When people think about health and social care services and policymaking in Scotland, it’s often the role played by government, the NHS and integration authorities that comes to mind. However, this overlooks the vital function played on a daily basis by thousands of third sector organisations up and down the country.…

Social Care and Realistic Medicine: Realistic Screening in an Integrated Health and Social Care Landscape

Social Care and Realistic Medicine: Realistic Screening in an Integrated Health and Social Care Landscape: Back in 2017 I was invited to speak at a conference to share my thoughts about engaging the whole health and social care workforce with the principles underpinning Realistic Medicine, and how we create conditions for innovation across the social…

3 Country Tour Sign up

February 28, 2024

3 Country Study Tour 2024 Sign Up Individual sign-up Visits I am applying for: Glasgow - Friday 19 April 2024 (£249 GBP*)Belfast - Thursday 25 April 2024 (£249 GBP*)Dublin - Friday 26 April (£249 GBP*)All 3 visits (£699 GBP*) Your name Your Job Title Email Address Telephone Billing Address Street Address City State Postal Code…

Why Integrated Care for Rare Diseases matters

Why Integrated Care for Rare Diseases matters The last day of February was chosen as The World Rare Disease Day - because it is a rare day in itself, that every four years we get an extra day. 2024 is indeed a Leap Year so we celebrate this World Rare Disease Day with special emphasis…

International Summer School Sign up

February 22, 2024

International Summer School Application Your name Your Job Title Email Address Telephone 1. Tell us why you are interested in participating in the Summer School (max 300 words) 2. Tell us what your main area of interest in Integrated Care is, and what would you like to learn in the Summer School (max 200 words)…

CO-CAPTAIN

February 19, 2024

CO-CAPTAIN aims to adapt the features of Patient Navigation for primary cancer prevention to the specific needs of people with mental health problems and identify implementation strategies for local communities in the 4 pilot sites (Austria, Greece, Poland, and Spain).


‘Free to Be’ through Proactive and Preventative Technology Enabled Care

February 16, 2024

‘Free to Be’ through Proactive and Preventative Technology Enabled Care Since 1971, Bield Housing & Care have been developing housing and services to enable Scotland's older people to live the life they want.  Our brand promise, ‘Free to Be', sums up our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own…

Reimagining the future of health and care

February 12, 2024

Reimagining the future of health and care Scotland’s health and care system is increasingly under strain in the face of multiple crises, in particular climate change, the cost of living, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and persistent health inequalities. Now is the time to look at how we do things differently. This means not just…

iSIMPATHY- improving quality, safety and value for people taking multiple medicines

January 29, 2024

iSIMPATHY- improving quality, safety and value for people taking multiple medicines Populations are ageing and many people over the age of 50 years live with multiple long-term conditions and as a result take multiple medications (otherwise known as polypharmacy). Medication is the single most common healthcare intervention and generates the third highest cost of health…

IFIC Australia – Building on the Momentum of 2023

January 18, 2024

The twin challenges of last summer’s bushfires, swiftly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed critical bottlenecks and vulnerabilities in the Australian health system


Leadership in Integrated Care

January 17, 2024

Establish a network of members with shared commitment to advancing leadership as a critical enabler of integrated care.


New Year, New Ambition for Shared Accountability for Care in Scotland

January 10, 2024

New Year, New Ambition for Shared Accountability for Care in Scotland Last year the Scottish Parliament debated a framework Bill to establish a National Care Service (NCS). From the outset I’ve suggested we should be more ambitious than creating a new care service. In the face of increasing fiscal challenges our public sector reform must…

Moving forward with Community Partnership in Highland

Moving forward with Community Partnership in Highland In early November 2023, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) attended the Community Partnership Conference in Inverness, which brought together members of the third sector, health and social care professionals, and council leaders in Highland to encourage collaborative working, share ideas and concerns, and build…

A Revival Year for IFIC Australia

December 21, 2023

The twin challenges of last summer’s bushfires, swiftly followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed critical bottlenecks and vulnerabilities in the Australian health system


IFIC continues collaboration across the EU in 2023

PROCare4Life PROCare4Life came to a successful conclusion this year with a final event at ICIC24. This project has deepened the understanding of technological solutions for neurodegenerative care. Check out procare4life.eu to see the lessons we have to share from the project. CareMatrix With CareMatrix, we launched our testing phases following an incredibly successful tender period.…

IFIC Scotland – Connect, Empower, Inform, Inspire and Enable

IFIC Scotland - Connect, Empower, Inform, Inspire and Enable In 2023, IFIC Scotland welcomed Bield Housing, Carers Scotland, National Services Scotland and Scottish Care’s Partners for Integration team to our expanded reference network of local and national partners. We also had a fruitful meeting with the Director from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health about…

IFIC Ireland – building momentum towards ICIC24 in Belfast

IFIC Ireland – building momentum towards ICIC24 in Belfast It has been an extremely busy and exciting year for IFIC Ireland with conferences, webinars, speaking engagements, study tours and our Accelerated learning programme. See some updates on the year we had and upcoming activities below. IFIC Ireland National forum (AICIC23) The All-Ireland Conference on Integrated…

IFIC Canada – distributed leadership at every level

IFIC Canada – distributed leadership at every level IFIC Canada is committed to distributed leadership at every level, curating knowledge, and fostering the shifts in mindset, behaviors, and capabilities to advance integrated care and population health at scale.  We mobilize this change through our virtual community, international events, workshops, and strategic initiatives. Virtual Community Through…

IFIC Integrated Care Academy grows its learning portfolio in 2023

December 20, 2023

IFIC Integrated Care Academy grows its learning portfolio in 2023 In 2023 the Integrated Care Academy welcomed its fifth and sixth cohorts of the Online Certificate in Integrated Care with over 150 participants representing 25 countries and 5 continents. Our programmes are unique as they welcome all people in partners in care. The breadth and spread of this global cohort is…

Looking Back on 2023: Reaches of IFIC LatAm during 2023

Looking Back on 2023: Reaches of IFIC LatAm during 2023 Thanks to the commitment of each member of IFIC LatAm and participating individuals, IFIC LatAm has demonstrated significant results, as evidenced in the 12 regular sessions held throughout the year. The achievements are presented according to IFIC LatAm's strategic areas: Consolidation of the IFIC LatAm…

Part Two: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course

December 12, 2023

Part Two: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course The IFIC course explained at a conceptual level this very ambitious and radical vision for how all nations can find ways to better integrate their Health and Social Care (H&SC) systems to give people a comprehensive continuum of quality care. This requires H&SC fixing service fragmentation…

Integrated Care Academy News

December 11, 2023

News and Blogs IFIC Integrated Care Academy grows its learning portfolio in 2023December 20, 2023Part Two: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate courseDecember 12, 2023Part One: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate courseDecember 7, 2023Diverse group to join ICA Summer SchoolJune 12, 2018My Fellowship Journey by Dr Harry PopeJanuary 30, 2018Don’t underestimate the need to…

Part One: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course

December 7, 2023

Part One: Reflections on the IFIC Online Certificate course As a cohort, the participants on the course came from diverse professional backgrounds, with many different continents, health systems and ethnicities represented. The voices which were most prominent were those closer to home from Ireland and Scotland which is seen as leading on Integrated Care (IC).…

Call from the Medical Research Journal for health experts from the Latin American and Caribbean region

November 28, 2023

Call from the Medical Research Journal for health experts from the Latin American and Caribbean region From the Latin American Node for Integrated Care (IFIC LatAm), we share the call from the Medical Research Journal for health experts in the Latin American and Caribbean region to submit research articles on achieving universal health coverage, reducing…

Making Rights Real for Every Child in Scotland

November 8, 2023

Making Rights Real for Every Child in Scotland Scotland continues to take a significant step forward for human rights in Scotland, as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Bill is reconsidered by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill will incorporate children’s human rights into Scots law and will make rights real…

Annual Survey

November 3, 2023

IFIC Annual Survey 2024 now open The goal of our Annual Survey 2024 is: To understand how person-centred care is practiced and experienced in different countries around the world and in different settings. We want to know how PCC is actually experienced in practice in the context of integrated care. We want to know from…


I still recall our last summer

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.


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

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… Pillars:

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

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…

Putting human rights at the heart of planning and commissioning

October 2, 2023

We are pleased to share our third report on Compassionate Inverclyde, a multi-award-winning social movement established as the first Compassionate Community in Scotland


Integrated Care Academy

September 25, 2023

Integrated Care Academy The Integrated Care Academy (ICA) aims to provide an understanding of both the theory and practice of integrated care through a range of educational courses and learning events. Using up-to-date research findings, and employing renowned experts in the field of integrated care, these learning programmes will examine how the successful adoption of…


The gap between vision and practice – Merative asks ‘how can health and social protection organisations collaborate to improve people’s lives and boost operational efficiency’

September 13, 2023

The gap between vision and practice - Merative asks 'how can health and social protection organisations collaborate to improve people's lives and boost operational efficiency' Our partner, Merative, recently shared a article titled 'Prioritising outcomes: a framework for coordinating complex cases across health and social protection services'. Merative asked 'how can health and social protection…

Compassionate Inverclyde launch report – Realising the Value of Kindness

September 12, 2023

We are pleased to share our third report on Compassionate Inverclyde, a multi-award-winning social movement established as the first Compassionate Community in Scotland


Inclusion Health

August 22, 2023

Establish a network of members with shared commitment to supporting and working with often excluded populations.


Introduction to Greg Stewart – IFIC Australia Chair

IFIC Ireland, in partnership with the Health Service Executive Ireland, is collecting and mapping documented implementations of integrated health and care across the island of Ireland


Value-based Healthcare

August 16, 2023

IFIC Ireland, in partnership with the Health Service Executive Ireland, is collecting and mapping documented implementations of integrated health and care across the island of Ireland


Integrated Care Initiatives Publication Opportunity

August 8, 2023

IFIC Ireland, in partnership with the Health Service Executive Ireland, is collecting and mapping documented implementations of integrated health and care across the island of Ireland


The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to be a partner in the EU Health Coalition and support the Coalition’s Manifesto for a Healthier Europe

July 17, 2023

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to be a partner in the EU Health Coalition and support the Coalition’s Manifesto for a Healthier Europe The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) is delighted to be a partner in the EU Health Coalition and support the Coalition’s Manifesto for a Healthier Europe. This…

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