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Delivering integrated care in remote and rural areas: Sharing the experience

About the webinar

The significance of integrated care as a means for improving health outcomes, effectiveness and sustainability of health and care systems is widely acknowledged. It is a central element in many on-going or planned healthcare system reforms, however, it is important to recognise that the regions and countries in Europe are experiencing different progress and levels of maturity for integration. This is particularly the case of delivering integrated health and care services in remote and rural areas.


The objective of this webinar is to learn from and exchange experience with two European sites, the Basque country and Slovenia, in delivering integrated care services in remote and rural areas. It will be a practical opportunity to discuss what innovative actions and activities should be prioritised in these areas in order to improve their capacities for delivering the integrated care services.

In addition, the webinar will feature how SCIROCCO Exchange tool for integrated care as a capacity-building tool can help to facilitate learning and understanding of organisational maturity and readiness for integration. The tool helps users to identify the maturity and local context enabling the adoption of integrated care. The tool has been validated through EU Health Programme funded project SCIROCCO (www.scirocco-project.eu) and further refined and improved in the SCIROCCO Exchange project (www.sciroccoexchange.com).

The outcomes of this webinar will inform us about the existing opportunities and tools supporting the capacity of health and social care authorities for integrated care.

Webinar agenda

14.00 Welcome and Introduction
Nessa Barry, Scottish Government

14.05 Maturity assessment for integrated care
Dr Andrea Pavlickova, Scottish Government

14.15 Delivering integrated health and care services in remote and rural areas in the Basque Country
Jon Txarramendieta, Kronikgune, Basque Country

14.30 Delivering integrated health and care services in remote and rural areas in Slovenia
Andreja Rafaelič, Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (IRSSV)

14.45 Facilitated discussion
Nessa Barry, Scottish Government

14.55 Conclusive remarks
Nessa Barry, Scottish Government
Dr Andrea Pavlickova, Scottish Government

How to join

  • To join the webinar please register here
  • If you are joining from a busy office’s area, please try to use a headset to reduce ambient noise.
  • Please keep your microphone on mute – unless you are asking a question.

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Date : 08/09/2020 Time: 14:00 > 15:00

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