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Integration of health and social care – what can Wales learn … and contribute?

Gareth Morgan (Project Manager for the National Service Framework for Older People, National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare, NHS Wales, Bridgend, UK)

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

ISSN: 1471-7794

Article publication date: 8 March 2013




This paper aims to present a review on health and social care service integration, drawing on experience from the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada.


A review of the literature was undertaken and critical summaries of the findings are presented.


It seems no country can put forward a universal set of principles that are applicable in all settings.

Practical implications

Each country has their own challenges, so perhaps this encourages Welsh professionals to learn from their own experience.


This paper adds value by drawing together the literature and providing a contribution from Wales.



Morgan, G. (2013), "Integration of health and social care – what can Wales learn … and contribute?", Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 47-55.



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