The rapid transformation of the United Kingdom’s demographic mix and the resulting increasing demand on health services for the older population means that the health and social care system has to increasingly support vulnerable people with complex needs. Consequently, the
Report from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales that calls for better use of a wider primary care team, better use of technology, clearer national guidance for those working in the services, and measures to address the wider issues
This letter is to all CCG Clinical Leaders and Accountable Officers and is a reminder of their responsibility to commission training support for GP specialist registrars in the out of hours setting, in advance of guidance from Health Education England
Report that finds several key areas where progress is being made, including: promises of a state-backed medical indemnity for GPs in England more GPs in training than ever before the establishment of the NHS GP health service, which is highly rated
This overview has been jointly produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement. It is designed to be used alongside the Integrated Budgets Handbook, which includes information gained through working with vanguards and provides guidance on a number of technically challenging aspects of designing
This document has been produced to reflect changes in terminology and to clarify the policy positions around: whether Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) are allowed to manage third party contracts; and the handling of Individual Funding Requests.
This document outlines the anticipated equality and health inequalities impact of proposed contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs).
This document has been produced to answer frequently asked questions relating to the GP Integration Agreement.
This Integration Agreement sets out a framework for the parties to work collaboratively to deliver the health and care services provided by each party in an integrated way and to achieve the objectives necessary to assure the success of the
This document describes the proposed structure and content of the draft variant of the NHS Standard Contract for integrated care models on a section-by-section basis.
These Directions have been produced in respect of the provision of primary medical services under an integrated services provider contract.
Report that finds for patient experience overall ratings continue to improve, with year on year increases in reported positive experience. Patients also reported more positively on areas including involvement in decisions about care and treatment, and being treated with dignity
Explores how the The Montefiore Health System in New York is building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system. A previous long read from the King’s Fund on the system can be
Report that finds Clinical Pharmacists (CPs) have made a unique and valuable contribution to the primary care skill mix. Pharmacists contribute significantly to patient safety, bring medicines and prescribing expertise, support with prescribing tasks, support for patients with long term conditions
Fabian Society report that looks backwards at the history and achievements of the NHS over the last 70 years. It also looks to the future, in the context of acute financial pressures and growing healthcare needs . The report argues
Position statement from the Royal College of General Pratitioner’s Secure Environments Group that sets out how ‘equivalence of care’ between secure and non-secure settings should be defined – something that has previously been unclear.
Following the changes agreed to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract for 2018/19, this document sets out the approach to the funding changes that NHS England will apply to Personal Medical Services (PMS) and Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contracts.
This quality standard covers assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support is needed to enable people to manage their medicines. It also includes communication between health and social care staff, to ensure people have
Report from the All Party Pharmacy Group that recommends: Patients with one or more condition must have access to a care plan, giving them control over how their condition is managed, that they can review. Community pharmacy is ideally placed to manage
This report presents the findings of the Review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for general practice and supports wider discussion about how to reform the QOF, which will inform negotiations between NHS England and the British Medical Association.