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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
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Current Issue


Integrated Healthcare Journal considers submissions of a variety of article types, including original articles, reviews, short reports, viewpoints and editorials.
Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.
This is an open access journal that levies an Article Publishing Charge (APC). Discounts and waivers are available; details are provided in the Author Information section.
All manuscripts should be submitted online.

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.


Jointly organised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ, 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.


All of the events in 2021 will be virtual:

Australasia, 8-10 September

Asia, 25-27 November