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Nurse leadership is central to success of the new integrated care systems

Nurses need a seat at the table if they're to improve integration and outcomes
Integrated care

Nurses need a seat at the table if they're to improve integration and outcomes

Nurses are at the heart of joined up care: they often see the parts of the patient pathway that other healthcare professionals aren't involved in and have a holistic view of the patient's needs. On a bigger scale, their insights can build up into a picture of what is needed to improve care locally.

So nurses should be in an ideal position to contribute to the development of more integrated care, whether that contribution is a director of nursing leading on a workstream or a community nurse involved in the redesign of a particular care pathway.

Interagency collaboration

There have been various attempts over the years to improve the coordination between health and social care services and move towards integration. The most recent development

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