Notes to editors
The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.
The Fund published a report in April 2013, Making integrated care happen at scale and pace: Lessons from experience, to support the process of converting policy intentions into meaningful and widespread change on the ground. The authors summarised 16 steps that need to be taken to make integrated care a reality, provided examples of good practice and acknowledged that changes would be needed to national policy and to the regulatory and financial frameworks for local leaders to fully realise a vision of integration.
The Fund also runs a series of integrated care learning networks, which aim to support communities of NHS, social care, and voluntary sector organisations. More information about these can be found on our integrated care perspectives page.
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