• This briefing will update POSTnote 532 and examine the progress of integration to date.
  • The UK’s heath and social care services are under pressure.
  • In production: To contribute expertise, literature or an external reviewer please email Dr Rowena Bermingham

An ageing population and the increasing prevalence of long-term conditions continue to place pressure on health and social care services. The four UK nations have committed to better integration between health and social care as one solution to these challenges.

This briefing will provide an update to the POSTnote 0532. It will examine whether policies have enabled integration to date, identify the measures that have been used to evaluate integration, and present an overview of the relative effectiveness of models of integration in community care.