Collaborative Care: An Exploration into Core Tenets, Fidelity, and Policy – Centre for Mental Health

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

Reimagining community services: making the most of our assets – The King’s Fund

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

NHS Standard Contract: Provisions Applicable to Primary Care Services Schedule 2L and Explanatory Note – updated January 2018 – NHS England

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.

Standard Personal Medical Services Agreement Variation Notice 2017 – NHS England

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

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Modelling the need for mental health beds – Healthcare Financial Management Association

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.

Enhanced health in care homes: learning from experiences so far – The King’s Fund

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

The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England – Macmillan Cancer Care

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

Saving General Practice – British Medical Association

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

Destination GP: Medical students’ experiences and perceptions of general practice – Royal College of General Practitioners

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

The Fifteen Steps Challenge: Quality from a patient’s perspective: Community care in a patient’s own home – NHS England

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

Community services: What do we know about quality? – Quality Watch

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.

A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless – Care Quality Commission

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

Heartbeats On The High Street: How Community Pharmacy Can Transform Britain’s Health, Wealth And Wellbeing – Respublica

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

The State Of Care In General Practice 2014 To 2017: Findings From CQC’s Programme Of Comprehensive Inspections Of GP Practices – Care Quality Commission

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

Primary Medical Care Policy And Guidance Manual – NHS England

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.

The Medico-Legal Crisis And How To Solve It – Centre for Policy Studies

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

Working with other health and care partners – a suggested checklist for LPCs: (PSNC Briefing 079/17) – Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

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

A Lung Health Service: Doncaster Pharmacy Direct Referral For Chest X-Ray: A project summary – Cancer Research UK

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

New Models Of Care In Practice: Enhanced Health In Care Homes Vanguard Connecting Care – Wakefield District – NHS Confederation

Case study of a vanguard focussing on improving the health and wellbeing of local care home residents.

New Models Of Care In Practice: Multispecialty Community Provider Vanguard: Wellbeing Erewash – NHS Confederation

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