The NHS Future Forum report on Integration recommended that new patient experience measures should be developed to evaluate patients’ experiences across whole journeys of care.
There is currently no single bespoke measure of patient experience of integration in or across the NHS. Developing measures of integration is difficult due to the very large number of potential patient journeys. But this publication highlights the data sources already available that can help NHS organisations assess experience of integrated care locally.
The Department has identified seven core questions that relate to integration of care that are already asked in existing surveys. NHS organisations can use the answers to these questions to develop a sense of how patients feel about integration between services locally at present.
The Interim integration measures for patient experience spreadsheet provides a summary of the most recent results available for the seven core questions and where to find the existing information.