Integrated Care System White Paper Publication

The government has today published the ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all' white paper, outlining proposals to bring NHS and social care closer together.
Integration and Innovation 11 Feb 2021 White Paper

Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all.

The paper includes proposals to make integrated care the default, reduce legal bureaucracy, and better support social care, public health and the NHS, with a sharp focus on improving care and tackling health inequalities through measures to address obesity, oral health and patient choice.

These legislative proposals reflect what local people and staff across our health and care partnership have told us they would like: more joined-up care, a focus on prevention and inequality, as well as closer working between health and social care services. We would like to thank those organisations and individuals who responded to NHS England consultation and discussed the proposals directly with us, and look forward to continue to working with you as we develop the proposals.
— Millie Banerjee, Independent Chair of the South West London Health and Care Partnership
We are pleased to see that this paper supports the key principles that we established when we formed the South West London Health and Care Partnership, and believe this will help us build on the progress we have already made to improve the health and care we provide for our communities.
— Sarah Blow, Senior Responsible Officer, South West London Health and Care Partnership, and Accountable Officer NHS South West London CCG

Read Healthwatch Kingston's response to the NHS England consultation on the development of this white paper here.

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