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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

System Integration zone

SCW hosted the ‘System Integration Zone’, sharing the latest thinking on how organisations are working together to create sustainable systems and provide better outcomes for person-centred care, during the programme of theatre sessions. These key plenary sessions in the ‘System Integration Zone’ theatre were designed to complement and reinforce the messages of the main conference programme and enable further exploration and discussion of some of the pressing topics and challenges.


As the NHS Long Term Plan looks to break down the divide between primary, community and acute health services, this zone provided an opportunity to discuss future working together across the sectors, learn from leaders who have led the way in implementing integrated care and gain insights from industry experts who shared their experience and examples of success.

The in-depth themes for discussion were:

  • Primary Care Networks The session explored the implications of implementing PCNs in terms of care model transformation and system development and including aspects such as commercial and contractual requirements and how PCNs can support the prevention and wellbeing agenda.
  • System Leadership – The focus of this session was leadership and the skills needed in the current climate and was aimed at all delegates who will need to lead the change process in CCGs, Primary Care, STP and at national and regional level.
  • Delivery of sustainable systems – The session looked at creating and delivering sustainability at a system level and improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Digital care systems – This session was designed to explore the complexity of delivering more widespread data sharing and adoption of digital technology and the issues and challenges this brings together with sharing examples of best practice and looking at the future of technology in supporting health and care.

South, Central and West’s team of 1,300 skilled professionals provide expert support for over 80 NHS and non-NHS customers – nationally, regionally and locally.  As a current delivery partner for 13 STPs we have been at the heart of emerging Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and the increasing adoption of population health management approaches.

We work as a partner in the system, bringing our unique NHS and commercial experience to tackling the challenges together with customers, partners, patients and service users, guiding them to greater collaboration, integration, and cultural change.  With deep roots in the health and social care system we have a passion for supporting customers to address these challenges.

Leading on care transformation, digital transformation, care analytics, and organisational development programmes we provide flexible and cost-effective access to the skills, insight and capacity that systems need to optimise performance, transform services and pathways, and drive increasingly effective person-centred care.