The Health and Care Act 2022: our work to inform and make sense of the legislation

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Why we undertook this project

The 2022 Health and Care Act introduced new legislative measures that aim to make it easier for health and care organisations to deliver joined-up care for people who rely on multiple different services, building on earlier recommendations by NHS England and NHS Improvement.  

The King’s Fund has spent many years making the case for integrated care and worked to inform the new legislation. We also focused on other aspects of the reforms, pushing for stronger action to support the health and care workforce, arguing the need for a fairer social care system, successfully encouraging government to make tackling inequalities a key aim of the NHS, and advising government on necessary safeguards around ministerial powers to intervene in service changes.

Here you can find some of our content and commentary aimed at helping you to make sense of the Health and Care Act, as well as our recent work on integrated care. 

Our latest commentary and analysis

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A reflective learning framework for partnering: insights from the early work of the Healthy Communities Together partnerships

As integrated care systems develop, NHS, local authority and voluntary sector organisations working in health and care in England are coming together and working in partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of local populations. But what does it take to ensure these new partnerships succeed? Here we offer a framework for reflective learning that partners can use together.

Leading for the delivery of integrated care

The delivery of effective, high-quality, co-ordinated care requires managers and their teams to work in different ways.

Our Leading for the delivery of integrated care course is designed for senior managers and clinicians who want to improve their knowledge and develop their skills to lead across organisational and professional boundaries. 

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