Event report on the first Integration in Action event exploring the Health and Social Care Academy's Five Ambitions in action.

On Tuesday 28 May, the ALLIANCE, in partnership with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Scotland, held the first in a series of Integration in Action events looking at the factors that contribute to integration, examples of good practice and the future of integration. The event explored the Academy’s Five Ambitions for the Future of Health and Social Care.

50 people attended, including professionals working in health and social care, representatives from Health and Social Care Partnerships and the third sector, policy makers and individuals with lived experience of accessing help and support.

In a series of ‘lightening presentations’, five speakers from different organisations shared examples of the Ambitions in action and how they have or can contribute to successful integration. These presentations showcased what is currently happening within the health and social care landscape and how that has had a significant impact on the progression of integration.

  • Be Human – Lucy Mulvagh, Director of Policy, Research and Impact, the ALLIANCE
  • Lead Courageously – Eddie Fraser, Chief Executive, East Ayrshire Council
  • Share Power – Professor Paul Rodgers, Principal Investigator, DesignHOPES
  • Reimagine Investment – Professor Angela O’Hagan, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Measure Outcomes – Dr Ailsa Cook, Director, Matter of Focus

These presentations were followed by facilitated group discussions to understand how we can act on the Ambitions to support integrated health and social care as individuals, organisations and a society. The report summarises key topics that emerged during the discussion including training, outcome mapping, the importance of relationships and inclusion.

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