Integration – Merger or Acquisition?

Vic Citarella, Director of CPEA Ltd, draws on business leadership lessons to make some timely observations about integration in social care and health

Policy makers are convinced that integration of social care and health is a good thing, despite the weak evidence base. For example, a lot of hope is vested in the eventual success of the current drive to integrate through the effort of pioneers.

While there is something of an act of faith in all this, we all instinctively know there is something right for the customer in being more joined-up. In fact, some of us have been working at it for over 30 years! So maybe now is the time – austerity being the parent of innovation – we may actually see the system change.

[Read more on the CPEA Nose health, social care and children’s services blog, here]

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