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Integrated Health and Social Care Conference

Date:6 June 2019
Venue:Hallam Conference Centre,
44 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 6JJ

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Aileen Murphie, Director of Local Government Value for Money, will be guest speaking in the afternoon. Her presentation is titled “Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Deliver Integrated Health and Social Care” and will focus on:

  • Outlining the findings from the The Health and Social Care Interface Report, July 2018, which identifies sixteen challenges to improved joint working, including a lack of understanding of how each sector makes decisions.
  • Examining how new STP arrangements have encouraged more transparency but caused some local authority partners to feel sidelined in a process which appeared NHS-led.
  • Discussing progress made in the Better Care Fund and highlighting the barriers which has prevented it from achieving it’s expected value for money target, such as lack of time to fully develop effective spending plans.
  • Considering the future for integrated health and social care and the next steps to be taken to facilitate more collaboration to achieve the government’s integration goals.
  • Sharing best practice in delivering effective integrated health and social care, such as tackling the challenge of workforce collaboration through establishing multi-disciplinary teams or expanding roles.

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