Three-country international study tour on integrated care

  • Event start: 15 Mar 2015 12:00am
  • Event end: 25 Mar 2015 12:00am
  • Location: Catalonia, Span – Almere & Utrecht, The Netherlands – NHS Highland, Scotland

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) in partnership with Penny & Associates Ltd. is organising and facilitating a three-country international study tour on integrated care through Catalonia, Spain; Almere and Utrecht, The Netherlands and NHS Highland, Scotland from 15–25 March 2015. The purpose of the study tour will be to examine, discuss and learn about integrated care policies, processes and practices from leading case sites in Europe.

More specifically participants will get an opportunity to:

  • examine whole-system/whole-sector reforms towards integrated care
  • examine how policy-making and policies have been developed that help to take integrated care forward
  • examine the drivers for integrated care at a regional and local level including an assessment of governance and financial models of care
  • undertake site visits to examine integrated care in practice with a specific focus on the integration of primary and secondary care and also health and social care.

The tour will be facilitated by Dr Nick Goodwin, Chief Executive, International Foundation for Integrated Care, UK and Anthea Penny, Director Penny & Associates Ltd and Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care, New Zealand.


The study tour is designed for senior clinicians and care professionals, health managers and policy makers from throughout the international health and care sector with an interest in the successful application of integrated care in policy and practice. Places will be open to participants from all over the world and is designed to dovetail with IFIC’s 15th International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC15) in Edinburgh 25–27 March. Note that all sessions will be conducted in English.

Fees and registrations

To register your participation, please contact Cost per person for the study tour is €9,000 euros (inclusive of GST). This includes accommodation with breakfast and travel between and within countries to site visits. It does not include the cost of evening meals or the individual’s arrangements on “free days”. Travel includes internal bus, train and air flights during the study trip. Delegates will also gain free IFIC membership and discounted delegate fees for ICIC15.

Further information

More detailed information about the study tour can be found on the IFIC website at For further information and advice, please contact the organisers directly:

Last updated 18/09/2014