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Integrated Healthcare Journal

(IHJ) is an open access, peer reviewed journal covering person-centred approaches to healthcare.

Integrated Healthcare Journal aims to support a joined-up and connected approach for healthcare design and delivery in which health and social care professionals, service providers, patients, patient groups, and carers are brought together to collaborate in a unified and integrated approach. The mission will be to improve all aspects of care for individuals and communities orientated around a person-centred philosophy.

Fragmentation of care and care gaps arising from a lack of optimal integration translate into negative experiences and outcomes for patients and unnecessary costs for healthcare providers. This will become increasingly problematic as patients in an ageing population present with ever more complex health and social care needs.

Effective integrated healthcare is a pathway to a more effective and efficient health system truly centred on the patient. The journal will present content related to initiatives and improvement approaches leading to greater levels of integration with a strong emphasis on co-design with patients, carers and families.

Jointly owned by BMJ and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Editor-in-Chief: Adjunct Professor Paresh Dawda, Prestantia Health, Australia
Editorial team

NOTICE: Integrated Healthcare Journal is temporarily closed to new manuscript submissions. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. You are invited to browse the full list of BMJ Journals to identify if there is another journal that may be a suitable alternative publication outlet for your manuscript.  

Current Issue

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is a gathering of healthcare professionals in quality improvement and patient safety.


The aim of these events is to improve outcomes for patients and communities, provide practical ideas that can be implemented in the workplace, promote research into quality and safety improvement, foster effective innovation, and connect healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide.


The Forum is jointly organised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ and have returned to an in person format. The 2023 conferences will be held on the following dates:


Copenhagen 2023: 15-17 May

Melbourne 2023: 30 October-1 November