The jargon of 'integrated care' is much-used in health policy and management circles. But why does 'integrated care' matter? And what will it mean for patients? This short animation aims to bring integrated care to life for anyone involved in improving patient care. If those working towards integrated care can share this vision with others in their local health and care system, then there is a real chance they can make integrated care happen.
There was no help and he died 4 years ago. But, no one has done anything wrong! It is useless to complaint to PHOS or LGO, they simply close ranks.
What is sad is to see things fragment because of insufficient time and lack of shared information http://www.docrick.co.uk/Medical_practice/Commissioning_Pathways_of_Care/
Point taken. You clearly have a great deal of expertise and experience in this field and I respect that. We also had a twitter comment to the effect that although we had acknowledged Sam's bereavement and possible depression we hadn't explicitly mentioned mental health services. Ultimately we wrote the animation to illustrate what person-centred co-ordinated care is all about and why "integration" should be based around the person not structures or money. Even though we put a great deal of effort into getting the story right (and I am myself a consultant physician who deals daily with patients who have chronic lung disease and often refers to respiratory CNS for domiciliary oxygen) it is inevitable that people with specialist knowledge might find fault with elements of the story. But the point is the Big Picture around people with multiple co-morbidities using multiple services and in the first half of your post you do acknowledge that it does this well. Feel free to attend our conferences on 22 October on services for older people and on 25 October on care co-ordination