Integration, Partnerships & Primary Care

PPL has been working to help improve and integrate primary, community, acute, mental health and social services for over a decade.

We understand that integration is not an end in itself, but a potential means to achieving better co-ordinated, person-centred care which helps people stay independent and well. Working with our partners, including National Voices and Optimedis-COBIC, we are committed to helping areas improve the quality, experience, financial sustainability and outcomes of care.

In 2013, we worked as part of the National Collaborative alongside colleagues from a range of national and local organisations including NHS England and the Local Government Association to develop the first national toolkit to support local areas to integrate the way in which health and care services work in England.

Subsequently we have worked across the UK to implement better co-ordinated, person-centred care including as a support partner to NHS England’s Better Care team, for whom we worked with local areas to develop the first model Better Care plans; and in supporting the establishment of Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships involving the NHS, local government and the voluntary & community sector.

To achieve this our team combine the best principles of co-design and evidence-based change, with direct experience of working with and in a range of care settings.
We have a well-deserved reputation for our skills in partnership working, whether partnering with organisations that share our ambitions and values, or supporting those doing the same through new models of delivery. And we recognise that integration is, fundamentally, about people and practice.

We helped design and implement some of the very first Integrated Care Partnerships in the UK, and we are currently working with individual GP leaders and GP Federations to help establish Primary Care Networks putting primary care at the heart of integrated local services that bring together resources around the needs of their communities..

For more information around our work in bringing together health and care services, please contact our Head of Integration, Primary Care and Partnerships, David Segal