16 March 2016

Health and Social Care Integration: seeking the ‘space’ and commitment to support complex local partnership-working

What Works Scotland Research Associate, James Henderson reflects on developments in Health and Social Care Integration.

The Health and Social Care Benchmarking Network's (HSCBN) national conference on 3 December (2015) provided a timely opportunity to learn more about developments in health and social care integration. Timely, in part, because of the publication on that same day of Audit Scotland’s progress report on health and social care integration and its challenges across Scotland’s 31 prospective Integrated Joint Boards. And, in part, for me as a researcher working within What Works Scotland in looking to understand those same challenges from the perspective of the people ‘doing the work’.