Devolution: the solution to health and care integration? A view of the Thames Valley and Solent regions
The route to effective integrated care is increasingly critical to transformation of the NHS at a time of continuing financial challenge. The 2016/17 NHS Planning Guidance, 'Delivering the Forward View' asks Health economies to define their regions to deliver service transformation. Devolved economies might offer a faster track to defining the boundaries and ambition for change.
A group of senior leaders and stakeholders from Local Government, Healthcare, Social Housing, the independent and voluntary sectors came together at a series of events hosted by Blake Morgan to explore themes around Devolution and Integration and to ask in particular:
- How realistic and achievable is the formal integration objective?
- Is formal Devolution the answer?
- How do regional characteristics influence the ability to achieve it?
If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in the report please contact the report authors, contact details below. Or visit our Health and Social Care page for details of the advice the team can provide.