Developing place-based partnerships: The foundation of effective integrated care systems


This report by The King's Fund considers the potential of place-based partnerships to improve population health and support integrated care.  

With integrated care systems (ICSs) at the core of the recent Health and Care White Paper, it outlines the overarching principles to guide the development of ICSs and highlights the support they might need from national and regional leaders to aid effective adoption locally.

The report sets out  eight principles to guide the approach to building and developing place-based partnerships. I t also makes reference to housing and includes an example of multi-agency working in Nottingham to tackle multiple disadvantage of people living with a range of needs such as homelessness, substance use, a long-term physical or mental health condition, social isolation or criminal offending in order to identify who may benefit from a co‑ordinated package of support.