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Delivering neighbourhood-level integrated care in Haringey and Islington

21 / 07 / 2020

This case study forms part of a series published as part of this Neighbourhood Integration Project.

It focuses on Haringey and Islington, two London boroughs served by Whittington Health NHS Trust, a provider of acute and community services. This case study focuses on Haringey and Islington, two In both boroughs, Whittington Health has worked as part of a strong strategic partnership with the respective councils and clinical commissioning group (CCG), Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Foundation Trust, University College London Hospitals, North Middlesex University Hospital, primary care networks (PCNs), and the voluntary sector to establish a shared vision of integrated health and care based on localities.

Key learning

  • Recruit people with ‘can-do’ attitudes, drive, vision and resilience into leadership roles.
  • Don’t underestimate the time you need to invest in getting people together to break down institutional boundaries.
  • Keep reminding teams of the reasons why services need to come together to add value for patients and service users and make best use of limited resource.
  • Prioritise getting your IT and information governance arrangements resolved early on.

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