Making a reality of integration - less science, more craft and graft
This free shared learning seminar was held in partnership with the Welsh NHS Confederation, ADSS Cymru and WCVA, and looked at how health and social services can better integrate.
Relationships are critical to delivering the best possible services, as trust and mutual confidence pull staff and organisations together. Attendees heard how services have looked beyond organisational and professional interests and boundaries in order to deliver integrated services to improve people’s lives.
In a time of austerity we must make the most of the resources that are available. Workshops shared various approaches that show how creativity and curiosity have been harnessed and celebrated, not crushed.
Who the event was aimed at
This seminar was aimed at providers of health and social care from the public, private, independent and third sector, as well as housing association and social enterprise staff in the following roles:
- Medical Directors
- Directors of Social Services
- Heads of adult / children’s services
- Chief Executives
- Executive Directors of Nursing, Primary Care, Community Mental Health, Clinical Services, Finance and Human Resources
- Looking back to grow forward [PDF 950KB Opens in new window] - Robin Miller, Birmingham University
- Single Point of Contact [PDF 580KB Opens in new window] - Jane Moore, Flintshire County Council, and Mel Evans, Denbighshire County Council
- Shared budget, shared benefits [PDF 980KB Opens in new window] - Kerry Wade, Emma Pike and Rachel Saunders, Gwent Missing Children’s Project
- It’s all NHS Care: It’s the quality, not the building [PDF 940KB Opens in new window] - Anne Thomas, Linc Cymru