Report from the Mental Health Foundation that identifies that nearly half of all people with a diagnosable mental health problem also have a long-term physical condition such as diabetes, asthma or coronary heart disease. It calls for the development of
Report from The King’s Fund that identifies community services are often fragmented and poorly co-ordinated, and are frequently not well integrated with other services in the community. This results in duplication as well as gaps between teams delivering care. A radical
Schedule 2L (Provisions Applicable to Primary Care Services) can be added to the NHS Standard Contract where a commissioner is placing a contract for integrated secondary and primary medical care services.
This document gives notice under paragraph 104(2) of Schedule 6 to the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/291) that the terms of the general medical services contract are varied as set out in the document. It requires area teams
Revised case study many trusts are exploring options for moving care into the community. This case study demonstrates how one mental health has achieved this, and as a result improved patient care and reduced costs.
This report draws on published literature about joining up and co-ordinating care homes and health services. It also draws on interviews with a range of providers, local authorities and CCGs. It aims to help care homes and NHS providers (including
Macmillian Cancer Care report that looks at the experience of cancer patients’ final months and years. It finds that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits and the situation is worse for patients who are
Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices
Report aiming to build the evidence base on medical students’ perceptions of general practice, and how and where they are exposed to misconceptions and negative views. It sets out a series of recommendations where further work is needed to tackle the spread of misconceptions and negativity surrounding
This document, focusing on community care in a patient’s own home, is part of a suite of toolkits for The Fifteen Steps Challenge, which focuses on seeing care through a patient or carer’s eyes, and exploring their first impressions as a measure
Quality Watch briefing that finds that it is difficult to make a meaningful statement about the overall quality of care of community services, because of a lack of routinely available quality data and national indicators of quality.
Report from the Care Quality Commission that identifies: The needs of homeless people are not well understood or considered by health and care services. Where services do exist, they are often fragmented and work in relative isolation. These issues are
Report that identifies community pharmacy as a healthcare provider that could be transformative for our NHS: a provider that is embedded on high streets in almost every part of the country, including our most deprived neighbourhoods, that is staffed by a network of clinically-trained professionals, with a proven
Care Quality Commission (CQC) report on their programme of inspections of GP practices. It finds that GPs are facing ongoing pressures around capacity, patient demand and workload. It also discovers that the best general practices are driving change and embracing innovation
Document from NHS England that provides commissioners of primary care services the context, information and tools to safely commission and contract manage primary medical care contracts.
Report that finds NHS’ liabilities for medico-legal claims now total £65bn, draining the NHS of much-needed funds and putting patients at risk by driving GPs out of practice. The report puts forward nine recommendations to bring down costs for the NHS
This PSNC Briefing, which is aimed at LPC Chief Officers and members, provides a suggested checklist for developing relationships with other health and care partners including Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) / aspirant Accountable Care Systems (ACSs) and Accountable Care
The Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate (ACE) Programme is an early diagnosis of cancer initiative focused on testing innovations that either identify individuals at high risk of cancer earlier or streamline diagnostic pathways. It was set-up to accelerate the pace of change in this area
Case study of a vanguard focussing on improving the health and wellbeing of local care home residents.
Case study of a multispecialty community provider vanguard which brings together local health and social care organisations to work as one team. It has shaped a new group of services which are closer to home with patients being supported by