Posts Tagged ‘Integrated care’

Introducing integrated personal commissioning

We're at the start of a radical integration programme, the first of its kind in the world, called Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC). The most radi...

Hospitals should be system leaders not ‘islands’

Acute hospitals will need to play a fundamentally different role within local health economies if the vision described in the NHS Five Year Forward View is...

‘Vanguard’ groups lead on new models of care

Twenty nine ‘vanguard’ groups have been chosen by NHS England to take the national lead on transforming care for patients. 269 groups of nurses, docto...

GPs not consulted on Manchester health devolution

GP leaders in Manchester have slammed the lack of involvement of general practice in plans to hand £6bn NHS funding to a new devolved local authority body...

Reaction to Manchester’s devolved health spending

Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chair “There is no doubt that patients would benefit from more joined-up health and social care. However, any plans to do so...

Manchester to gain health spending control

Greater Manchester is to gain full control of its health spending and trail-blaze new models of care, as part of an extension of devolved powers. Chancell...

Labour’s plan to better integrate health and care

The Labour Party has unveiled its 10-year plan for the NHS saying that while there would be no top-down, major reorganisations, they will develop a more in...

Royal colleges support integrated care drive

New models of care should be based on the needs of patients, service users and communities, rather than buildings. This is the view of the Royal College o...

Integrated care key to improving respiratory med

Multidisciplinary virtual clinics are an innovative way to bring together hospital lung specialists and primary care clinicians to improve the care of peop...

Better Care Fund will require continued support

We recognise the hard work put in by all those involved in developing and agreeing Better Care Fund plans locally, including NHS providers and commission...

Initial NHS integrated care plans inadequate

The quality of early preparation and planning for the Better Care Fund - which encourages greater integration of health and social care services - did not ...