Day 1: Plenary Main Auditorium – 14:00 – 15:15
January 17, 2022 12:43 pm
Integration in Action
The NHS is facing mounting pressures with growing waiting lists, record-high A&E waits, and ambulance delays. Social Care, too, is under unprecedented strain, with 500,000 people awaiting a social care assessment or review and 165,000 social care vacancies, alongside very high demand for social care services.
The demands of the aging population, combined with the challenges posed by COVID-19 andflu, have made the need for innovative and integrated care models more crucial than ever.
This session will delve deeper into the future of health and care, looking at Integrated Care Systems, and how they will use it TEC. A panel debate will focus on strengthening safe, quality services, building resilience for future winter pressures and how cross-collaboration between community-based teams and emergency services and new referral pathways can better support people and reduce pressure on health and care systems.
We will highlight the successes of exemplar local authorities – which have reported reductions of 60-80% in ambulance callouts, 70% in demand for home responses for falls, and 70% in alarm calls for assistance – when utilising integrated care solutions. These outcomes clearly show the powerful impact of effective, personalised services that can be achieved through integrated care systems – something that can be replicated nationwide.
The session will also explore the potential benefits and barriers of integrated community care and support options enabled by technology.
It is imperative that we embrace the use of technology in healthcare to deliver effective and personalised services, particularly in light of the mounting challenges faced by the healthcare system. The strategic leaders and thought leaders in this session are at the forefront of making this challenge a reality and delivering a better healthcare service for all.