Integrated care and population health management: ephemeral NHS fads or a new direction?

Five years ago, in 2014, the NHS published the Five Year Forward View, promising that the NHS would end the ‘artificial divisions between health and social care, hospital and community care and physical and mental health’. Few think those lofty ambitions have been achieved. Indeed, 2019 has seen the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan and a widely welcomed new contract for general practice, heralding the creation of primary care networks, the widespread adoption of ‘population health management’ and ‘integrated care’.

Dr Nicholas Hicks, Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, drawing on examples from Germany and Spain as well as the UK, will lead a seminar exploring what it might mean for the NHS to practice population health management and its implications for clinical staff and the institutions that employ them.