The role of the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector within integrated care systems (ICSs) and its contributions to health outcomes – a logic model
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Keywords

integrated care systems
integrated care
community care
voluntary sector
social enterprise
VCFSE
faith
partnership working

Abstract

The voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector should be a key partner in the design and delivery of health and care services, alongside statutory partners (e.g., NHS, local authorities) and local communities. However, there has been limited discussion of how the VCFSE sector feature in integrated care models and what outcomes their involvement can contribute to. This study developed a logic model to articulate the potential role of the VCFSE sector within integrated care, by reviewing existing evidence, and engaging with a range of relevant stakeholders. This logic model could be usefully applied as a framework to plan and evaluate future projects and activities which involve the VCFSE sector in integrated care.

https://doi.org/10.48037/mbmj.v9i5.1416
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