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Integrated care in England

The move to integrate health and care across England is changing the way health and social care is delivered. If you work as a member of nursing staff in England, it is important you are aware of how plans for delivering integrated care are progressing at local and regional levels.

NHS England’s Five Year Forward View made made clear that health and social care must be integrated, and over the past two years, ‘New Models of Care programme’, devolution plans, and more recently the creation of ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ (STPs) are being used to achieve this aim.

As a member of the nursing workforce you are vital to enabling the successful integration of care, in your workplace and your local areas – so make sure you keep up to date with the latest developments in your region:

Information on developments in other regions of England will be available here soon.

You can find out more below about devolution, new models of care and Sustainability and Transformation Plans that make up integrated care.

Nurse talking to patient


Devolving power and responsibility about health and social care to local areas.
Two nurses discussing patient information

New models of care

New ways of delivering health and social care at a local level.
Nurse discussing medication with patient

Sustainability and transformation plans

Plans that deliver the aims of the Five Year Forward View in different localities.