Frameworks for Assessing Integrated Care: Understanding the Building Blocks of Successful Integrated Care Programs

Nick is co-Founder and CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit membership-based foundation dedicated to improving the science knowledge and adoption of integrate care in policy and practice across the World (

This work includes the development of IFIC’s education and training arm, the Integrated Care Academy ©, and IFIC’s wider portfolio of work developing international collaborative centres supporting research and development activities in both Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. This includes the roll-out of activities within IFIC Australia, a collaborative venture with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

In 2017, Nick launched Integrated Care Solutions © to support the design and implementation of integrated care. The approach seeks to provide a diagnosis of the strengths and weaknesses of local care systems for integrated care through international benchmarking and then support effective design, implementation and evaluation.

Nick is the co-Editor-in-Chief of its open-access and impact rated scientific periodical the International Journal of Integrated Care ( Nick also holds a range of research, educational and consultation roles worldwide. These international commitments include several European R&D projects including the project SUSTAIN ( and the Transnational Forum for Integrated Community Care (TransForm) a project supported by the Network of European Foundations.

Nick works as an expert advisor and consultant to national governments and international organisations including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Health Organisation. In 2017 Nick was appointed to WHO Europe’s Primary Health Care Advisory Group, examining the future of PHC ahead of the 40th Anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration in September 2018. Nick continues to actively support the WHO’s work on people-centred and integrated health services.

In January 2016, Nick received the Avedis Donabedian International Award for his contribution to Healthcare Excellence.