Joint statement on integrated care

Source:
Royal College of Physicians of London - RCP
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians (RCP);Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Publication date:
16 December 2014

Abstract

A new joint statement on integrated care from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners supports the provision of new models of care based on the needs of patients, service users and communities, rather than buildings. The statement, which is also supported by other medical royal colleges and faculties, sets out the values, vision and commitments of both colleges in working together at a national level to promote person-centred care, integrated care and collaboration.

The two colleges are committed to involve patients, carers, and service users across the breadth of their work, and to breaking down traditional organisational boundaries in order to coordinate care and meet people’s needs.