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Does joining health and social care services work?

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has published two briefings on the implications for greater collaboration between health and social services as a way of meeting increasing demands. It seems that whilst sservice users and carers say they got a better service more needs to be done to involve them in planning their care and on the organisational issues.
Read Factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services on the SCIE website

Read Integration: Implications for people who use services, practitioners, organisations and researchers on the SCIE website