Category: COIN

This blog was stimulated by three separate contributions at the August 2020 COIN meeting. The presenter (Margaret Hannah) described three different ‘horizons’ or ways of thinking about innovation and change in healthcare. In the ensuing discussion one participant commented that…

The new coronavirus that arrived in the UK in January 2020 has triggered changes in the NHS which will be difficult to reverse, at least in the short to medium term. Crises lead to change when three conditions are met:…

I’ve always been fascinated by what makes people tick. That’s why I became a psychiatrist. Increasingly, my curiosity has become more focussed on the factors influencing adult behaviour, in particular in self-care for long term conditions. That curiosity has brought…

  The Intergenerational School is an innovative, high-performing public school in Cleveland, Ohio, that fosters lifelong learning and individual and community health. Narrative approaches, information technology enhancements, art and music enrichments, and nature-based programming foster brain health in the service…

People have asked the question before whether Community Interest Companies (CICs) will survive in the long-term. This concern is perhaps enhanced as the integration agenda continues to develop and shines a spot-light on the presence of CICs and whether they…

 Caroline Glendenning described the necessary ingredients for service integration nearly 20 years ago. They were: Close-knit professional networks;  a mutual sense of long-term obligation; little concern about reciprocation; a high degree of mutual trust; and joint working as core business.…

Dying can be a healthy process. This might seem curious since one definition of health is the absence of disease, and death could be seen as the ultimate failure. A healthy death demonstrates the value of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. Bio…

Blogs for Health Matters 15 Oct 2019 COIN (Communities of Integration Network)     Purpose     These are 500-word (approx) essays that provide a ‘take-home’ message about Community-Oriented Integrated Care that might help readers to address the issues they…

  COIN – Communities of Integration Network. 9 July 2019   What is COIN?   Communities of Integration Network (COIN) is a network of practitioners and academics supported by the three RCGP Faculties in London. The purpose of COIN is to…

Integration seems a laudable goal for health and social care. In this blog I explore two senses of the word “cause” – etiology and advocacy. Let us advance the agenda of integration by understanding its nature, which in turn can…

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