Integrated care

The Department of Health commissioned the CfWI to explore the workforce intelligence, planning and development implications of integrating the health and adult social care sectors in England.

The CfWI paper Think integration, think workforce: Three steps to workforce integration is aimed at workforce leaders and senior workforce specialists. The paper identified a range of workforce implications arising from integrating health and social care and identifies clear steps to support workforce integration.

The paper identified three steps for workforce leaders to promote integration from a workforce perspective:

  • Be clear about the local integration agenda, including the various routes to integration.
  • Address the integrated workforce management challenge to ensure the right people with the right skills and behaviour are in place to deliver integrated services around individuals’ needs.
  • Implement successful workforce change by addressing a range of operational and strategic questions by taking an inclusive approach.

The CfWI worked with the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University to produce the report.