Selected in December 2015, 14 rapid test sites (RTS) have been implementing this new enhanced approach to primary care across England. They are not vanguards but are part of the new care models programme and consistent with the ambitions of the Five Year Forward View.
32 GP practices in Torbay and South Devon have been funded by their CCG to access to Health and Care Videos Primary Care Video Library for a year to see if using video can help relieve demands on staff and waiting times.
We are four semi-rural practices on the western edge of the Peak District, separated by Cheshire’s rolling hills. All of us at Team BDP have similar reasons to change, and this was one of our most important steps.
The Primary Care Home is a provider of services based in a community setting, but incorporates some appropriate secondary care services and personnel and so enables primary care, community health and social care professionals to work in partnership with hospital-based specialists.
A pioneering mental health crisis service run by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has received more than 14,500 calls in its first year.
The First Response Service – which can be contacted via the NHS 111 helpline and selecting option 2 - operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and gives people in crisis direct access to mental health advice and help them to avoid unnecessary visits to hospital.
In the first 12 months the number of people visiting local accident and emergency departments has fallen by 21 per cent.
Clinical commissioners are playing a key role as architects of the changing health and care landscape, our analysis launched today shows. The new publication sets out CCGs’ vision for the future and what they need to get there at pace so they can deliver more for patients.
As the Government and the NHS leadership have repeatedly said, the priority for the NHS is to increase its speed of innovation. To do this, the NHS is rightly seeking to devolve decision-making and to deregulate. For the workforce, however, policy remains highly centralised and tightly regulated. This paper shows how to bring the same reform ideas to the workforce as the NHS is applying to other areas.
Our report published today finds many similarities between London’s STPs and those produced in the rest of England. There are shared ambitions to give greater priority to prevention and early intervention and to strengthen and redesign services delivered in primary care and the community. There are also plans to reconfigure hospital services and, in some cases, to concentrate specialist services in fewer hospitals to improve outcomes.
A recent Lancet paper gives an interesting perspective. Researchers looked at elements of dependency including continence, cognition and self-reported activities of daily living in two cohorts of people aged over 65 – one cohort recruited in 1991 and the other in 2011.
The bottom line finding from this research is that the men and women studied in 2011 were living, on average, an additional 2.4 and 3 years respectively with substantial care needs. Even with a radical shift towards healthy active ageing, it’s unlikely that a hypothetical 2031 cohort would show anything but an increase in the total number of older people living with dependency.
NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and the Horizons team have refreshed and updated a 2011 publication, Leading Large Scale Change: A Practical Guide, to reflect today’s unique health and care landscape and challenges.
Housing providers are helping the NHS save money by helping people out of hospital into homes faster with the right care and support, a new National Housing Federation report has found.
With over 30% of their residents living with a disability or aged 60 or over, and given the predicted surge in this demographic, housing associations have stepped in to ensure patients are not stuck in hospital longer than necessary.
This document describes the Test Bed programme’s story so far and how the Test Beds are tackling clinical challenges such as dementia, diabetes and mental health through technology including algorithms, sensors and the Internet of Things.
In these days of localism, the authors find that the largest impacts come from national interventions, and the more centralised health protection functions, partly because they are regularly studied. Further evidence on the health improvement and wider determinants is sorely needed, but even now the emerging work indicates respectable returns.
The development of the Accountable Care Organisations contract has identified some necessary changes to regulation. This is largely to ensure that current rules continue to apply to the new contract, and the organisations using it. It also increases flexibility in some cases, for example for GPs who wish to enter into ACO arrangements without terminating their existing contracts.
This document sets out a range of opportunities for pharmacy teams working in communities, and through their daily interactions with patients and the public, to play an important role in protecting and improving the health of the nation.