In this week’s update:

  • Better Care Exchange

Better Care Exchange

After much work behind the scenes the Better Care Exchange has successfully launched today!


The Better Care Exchange is a collaborative, online space for sharing learning, information and good practice on delivering integrated health and social care. 

The Exchange is intended to be useful a tool to help all those involved in better integrated care. It brings together all key documents related to integrated care, and also provides a platform for accessing best practice, for collaborating and for sharing learning. The Better Care Exchange brings together knowledge and best practice from a range of programmes including: the Better Care Fund Programme, the Vanguard Programme, Integration Pioneers and the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme.The Better Care Exchange is free to use and will help you to:

  • Collaborate with and learn from colleagues in health and social care through online discussions and communities of interest
  • Access good practice on better integrated and joined up care
  • Keep up to date with the latest integration and resources

The Better Care Exchange has been co-designed with national partners working on better care, commissioners, practitioners, service users and carers. It has been commissioned by the Better Care Support Team and produced by KPMG, SCIE, PPL and The Berkeley Partnership.

The Better Care Exchange kicked of this morning with a fantastic webinar (see attached slides) hosted by SCIE, with thoughts and insight from Lord Michael Bichard (Chair of SCIE) and a useful introduction on how to set up an account and get started on the Exchange, from the lead curator, Joanne Reilly.

Thus far we already have over 200 users signed up to the Better Care Exchange and they are actively using the Exchange with almost 60 new documents posted. Adding to over 400 documents, videos and links from leading organisations that are already available!

In order for us to build on the successes already achieved in integrating health and social care we need to access and share all the knowledge and tools available, I see the Better Care Exchange as vital part of this and I encourage everyone to sign up and use it -


If you have any queries about the Better Care Exchange, or any suggestions as to how it could be further developed, please email


Many thanks,

Ann Radmore

Better Care Support Team Programme Director