Integrating community health service social care services

Last updated: 15 October 2012 

The journey

This programme has two main aims.  The first is to integrate social care within the NHS for community and domiciliary services.  This has led to the appointment of a joint manager across community health service social care services.  Another aim is to manage radical change of the whole social care service, responding to resource reduction of 20{79f878acaa41f375dcd804cc8c058b5459a5482f20a3b9f87269b26c8734749b} over the next 3 years.  This change will include redefining the service personalisation, enablement and service integration as well as achieving improved commissioning.



As part of the integration programme, key relationships have been established and conditions have been created where people can take bold decisions.  The transformation of the social care service is at too early a stage for main outcomes to be seen, but already there is much closer management and delivery of services.


Patient setting

In-patient Out-patient Community based   x
Mental health Chronic illness Cross-systems   x


Clinical area

Staying healthy Maternity and newborn Children and young people   x Acute care
Planned care Mental health   x Long-term conditions   x End of life


Information, tools and techniques used

No information available



The programme has implications for the whole of Kent but mainly concerns Dover and Thanet, Kent and Medway PCT and the Kent community health trust.



The programme has been underway since 2010 and is still ongoing.


Contact details and further information

James Lampert, Project Manager Tel: 01622 671411

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