In 2016, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA), NHS Clinical Commissioners and the NHS Confederation published ‘Stepping up to the place’. This set out our shared vision for transforming health, care and wellbeing and the key actions that national and local organisations should take to successfully integrate health and care.

Now, in 2018, joined by NHS Providers and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), we have refreshed our vision and action priorities to make sure they remain relevant for the next phase of transformation. The refreshed vision is based on a wide-ranging review, including a study of progress since ‘Stepping up to the place’ and the implications for our original vision, commissioned from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University.

This included case studies on six localities – Croydon, Dorset, North East Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Plymouth and Rotherham– and an evidence review of good practice which includes many case examples.

The review also draws on recent reports on integrating health and social care from national bodies; learning from a wide range of case studies showing good practice in implementing integrated health and care; and the on going experiences of our members in planning and delivering integrated health and care in the context of very real operational pressures, which were fed into the review through the steering group for the refreshed vision.

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