"Care Integration 50" acknowledges the work of two IC advisory team members

posted 02 July 2014

We are delighted that two members of Integrating Care’s advisory team – Sir John Oldham and Peter Colclough – have been included in Care Integration 50. A partnership between the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and Health Service Journal (HSJ), this project reveals the 50 people doing the most to integrate our health and social care services. With Sir John and Peter on our team, we are confident that person-centred, joined-up care can be achieved at scale.

See the full list here: http://www.hsj.co.uk/Journals/2014/06/11/c/i/d/Integration50-2.pdf

The project refers to Sir John as follows: “John Oldham led an independent commission, instigated by Labour, to make recommendations about integrating health and social care services. His report backed an evolutionary approach for health and wellbeing boards to take a lead role in planning services but came out against structural change.

Judges’ comment: John Oldham essentially wrote Labour’s policy on integration”.

Care Integration 50 also had the following to say about Peter: “Peter Colclough gained a huge reputation as an integration pace-setter in his role as the first chief executive of Torbay Care Trust, which included being director of adult social care at Torbay Council. Torbay’s single integrated organisation proved inspiring to many other areas, although few have matched its ambition. Mr Colclough took this experience to develop integrated services in Cornwall and North Somerset”.