Posts Tagged ‘Integrated care’

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 ...

Make hospital trusts integrated care organisations

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the Labour Party would address the "ever-increasing hospitalisation" of older people by transforming all hospital...

Reaction to Miliband: “We need a meaningful plan”

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair of the BMA's GP Committee "GPs care immensely about our patients, and feel dismayed by the constraints impacting on services and ...

“Care costs preclude the ‘do nothing’ option”

The high profile Barker Commission has called for the integration of health and social care. Here's some key reaction: NHS Confederation chief executiv...

Barker: radically reshape health and social care around need

The way that health and social care are currently organised and funded creates confusion, perverse incentives and much distress for individuals and familie...