Integrated Care Development Programme

The Integrated Care Development Programme (ICDP) is designed to equip frontline staff with the confidence and practical skills to work effectively in multidisciplinary, place-based teams focussing on personalised integrated care across the traditional boundaries of health and social care; physical and mental health; and primary and secondary care.

The ICDP programme was developed by the Dartmouth Institute and used first in the UK with several New Care Models Vanguard teams in 2016. It was subsequently delivered in a partnership between UCL Partners and the Dartmouth Institute for teams across North East and North Central London during 2018.

About the programme

Working across boundaries

The programme is ideal for multi-agency groups of providers looking to think, plan and deliver services in a transformational way focussed around an integrated ‘place-based’ model of care. The programme uses an internationally tried and tested approach focussed on eight essential capabilities and five design principles.

“If you’re recognising a need to change to working more as a place and breaking down boundaries, but you haven’t managed to catalyse that change yet, then the programme is an opportunity to do so.” (2018 programme graduate)

Eight essential capabilities

  1.  Using logic for learning
  2.  Learning from variation in health and care outcomes
  3. Delivering what is valued by patients and carers
  4. Measuring what matters to patients, carers, and service providers
  5. Delivering with teams to make best use of time across skill levels and organisational boundaries
  6. Organising for innovation to improve decisions and outcomes and address workforce pressures
  7. Managing for mutual accountability for delivery of integrated person-centred care
  8. Contributing to governance for sustainability by capturing critical intelligence about health and care

Course structure

Through eight interactive workshops over six months, groups of six to eight participants will develop the essential capabilities. They will apply the capabilities to design and support the delivery of integrated care for an identified population with health and care needs through Primary Care Networks and the broader Integrated Care systems. The workshops will use engaging learning approaches, real-life examples and case studies to introduce participants to evidence-based tools, measures and resources to help them design, plan and take forward their plans to deliver in a place-based approach.

Learning outcomes

Programme participants are expected to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Work cohesively and with clear purpose with a diverse team
  • Develop skills in strategic planning and thinking
  • Manage the challenges faced in leading integrated care models
  • Be better equipped as leaders to lead workplace change
  • Understand how to use co-production in a meaningful way

Bespoke adaptation to local priorities

The programme delivery team will undertake preparatory site visits to understand local needs, support identification of the optimum team to work together on this programme and ensure the design of the programme is customised to fit local needs and identified clinical priorities.

Programme participants

Experience has shown that system and local leader involvement in the programme is vital to support and empower frontline staff. Each group of six to eight participants can comprise a mix of clinicians, local authority, voluntary sector, acute and tertiary providers together with primary care, management, and voluntary staff.

Register your interest

To express interest in the programme please contact programme leads Ruth Frost or Zenobia Sheikh:
– Ruth Frost, Head of Primary and Community Care Programmes
– Zenobia Sheikh, Clinical Lead for Primary and Community Care

We will tailor the programme and dates of delivery to suit local needs but anticipate commencing in late 2019—early 2020. Collaborative preparatory time to refine the programme to your needs is vital, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Programme leads Zenobia Sheikh (left) and Ruth Frost (right) with Professor Martin Marshall (centre)