Delivering effective place-based care: the role of regions, integrated care systems and place-based partnerships
The introduction of integrated care systems (ICSs) has placed a renewed focus on how organisations can work together to integrate care to meet the needs of local populations.
However, much of the activity to integrate care, improve population health and tackle inequalities will be driven by commissioners and providers collaborating over smaller geographies (often referred to as ‘places’) within ICSs.
This King's Fund conference will provide an opportunity to discuss how effectively place-based care is being delivered across the health and care system, how place-based partnerships – collaborative arrangements that typically include the NHS, local government and others such as voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and social care providers with responsibilities for planning and delivering services – are evolving, and whether more needs to be done to involve places and communities in developing local approaches to reducing health inequalities.
Conference sessions will also explore how ICSs and mayoral combined authorities are developing approaches to supporting the development of healthy places in their locality. You will hear from local partners from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, local government and more widely across the health and care system about their role in developing integrated plans, healthy places and neighbourhoods.