Category: COIN

 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…