Notes to editors
- Embargoed copies of Where Next for Commissioning in the English NHS, by Dr Judith Smith, Nicholas Mays, Natasha Curry and Jennifer Dixon,and Where Next for Integrated Care Organisations in the English NHS, by Richard Lewis, Rebecca Rosen, Nick Goodwin and Jennifer Dixon,are available on request. Both reports will be free to download from The Nuffield Trust website
- The NHS Next Stage Review (Department of Health, 2008b) has initiated a programme of 16 integrated care pilots that will run for two years from April 2009. An ‘extended community’ of integrated care initiatives has recently been announced by the Department of Health, suggesting that integrated care is gaining momentum.
- The Nuffield Trust is a charitable trust carrying out research and health policy analysis on health services. Our focus is on the reform of health services to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, equity and responsiveness of care. Key current work themes include new forms of care provision, commissioning, efficiency, national/international comparisons and competition policy.
- The King’s Fund is a charity that seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Using that insight, we help to shape policy, transform services and bring about behaviour change. Our work includes research, analysis, leadership development and service improvement. We also offer a wide range of resources to help everyone working in health to share knowledge, learning and ideas.