Research sheds light on health and social care integration progress

Section: Health and Social Care IntegrationType: News Item Date Published: 21st May 2019
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The ALLIANCE welcomes new independent research into the progress of integration in Scotland from the perspective of public sector workers.

As the report ‘Health and social care integration : How is it for you?” shows, research participants identified a wide range of challenges, opportunities and lessons.

We hope that these will resonate with, and give food for thought to, those people at the forefront of delivering the vision of integrated health and social care.

It is important to note that although the findings aren’t a conclusive indication of views across the whole Scottish public sector, the opinions shared echo what others have said in other recent reviews of integration by government and Audit Scotland, as well as the ALLIANCE’s ‘We Need To Talk About Integration’ anthology.

The research report describes a varied picture around the country, however strong overall support is voiced for the principles and purpose of integration as the way forward for health and social care.

You can read the research report and the ALLIANCE’s own response to the findings by using the resource links below.

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