Dr John Hussey, MBChB (Liverpool 1980), DRCOG, FRCGP, has been actively involved in the development of initiatives to improve integration in the NHS in the north of England. Through the various forms of primary health care organisations; practice based commissioning, PCG’s, PCTs and Clinical Commissioning Groups he has experienced the system as a General Practitioner, Commissioner and service provider.
In this presentation he addresses
- What does “Integrated Services” mean?
- What can “Integrating Services” achieve?
- What works and what doesn’t?
- Are there wider implications than just service change?
He illustrates what has been learnt through experience in the Healthy Liverpool Program; clinical pathways in areas such as anticoagulation, diabetes and COPD; co-location of social and health care services and integration of services vertically (with specialists and acute care) and horizontally (with primary health care and social care services).