Health Integration Programme

The East of England Health Integration Network brings together lead officers from the 11 county and unitary authorities in the region. The network is being jointly supported by East of England LGA and the regional ADASS branch (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services), and has been set up to support the implementation of changes under the Better Care Fund and the Care Act. 

An outline programme of work was set by the ADASS Branch to include:

  • Sharing of effective approaches to Joint Commissioning
  • Sharing of best practice on working jointly with Public Health
  • Regional review of BCF Strategic Plans - headline, what’s in each plan and what is considered locally as best practice
  • Sharing of local delivery arrangements around integrated care and examples of effective practice
  • Sharing legal advice around integration
  • Sharing good practice on evidence-based investment and development of a benefits realisation tool.

In 2015/16 and 2016/17 the Health Integration Network led a research project to develop intelligence relating to Health Integration good practice from across the East of England and beyond. 

The aims of the project were:

  • To develop an increased awareness of regional examples (which might otherwise be missed or difficult to share learning from) of good practice and innovation relating to health, social care and housing integration.
  • To place these in the context of national guidance, good practice, innovation, etc.
  • To use the above as the basis for discussion through which to develop a stock of relevant materials from which other authorities and their partners might learn, and shared learning across the East of England to support commissioning, partnership development, and wider thinking within the ADASS group and their partners.

The agreed deliverables for the project were:

  • A series of research reports to cover priority areas identified by the Network (available below).
  • Workshops for local authorities and their relevant partners focussed around the content of each report

The research reports published as part of the project include:

Delivering integrated community services through joint or co-located teams - 22 April 2015
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Integrated responses to urgent care - 7 July 2015
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Whole system transformation and integration - 5 October 2015
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Integrated approaches to prevention - 26 January 2016
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Delivering Integration Through the Better Care Fund in 2015-16 - 14 June 2016
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The 2020 Vision for Health and Social Care Integration - 27 September 2016
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New Models of Care - 8 December 2016
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Digital Integration and Transformation - 7 March 2017
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For further information please get in touch with Hannah.shah@eelga.gov.uk