Integration

Policy lead: Jake Morgan (Carmarthenshire)

The Welsh NHS Confederation and ADSS Cymru continue to work together to develop a common understanding of how integration can make a positive difference to people’s lives, recognising that it is only a means to that end. There is a growing body of evidence about what works and some examples of good practice that can serve as helpful models across Wales. We will continue to promote shared learning and modelling the behaviour that aids collaboration and integration. The signatories to the MoU widen the range of shared responsibilities and it will be important to support best regional practice in order that others can learn from it.

Priorities:

  • Maximising collaborative advantage of more integrated services with NHS partners
  • Reforming assessment to deliver improved choice and control
  • Providing leadership in developing new models of joint service
  • Reducing hospital admissions and facilitating early discharge
  • Promoting reablement across all service areas
  • Improving the lives of those with dementia, mental health and learning disabilities
  • Supporting regional collaboratives/local health economies and ensuring shared learning
  • Emphasising ‘whole person and whole system’ models of health and social care
  • Promoting integrated service models and commissioning arrangements that actively promote service transformation