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Mental health nurses and paramedics to respond together to reduce avoidable hospital admissions

Case study summary Thousands of Londoners experiencing a mental health crisis will be sent a specialist nurse and a paramedic in a car on blue lights.   By responding together, the specialist ambulance crew is expected to reduce mental health hospital admissions from 58,000 to 30,000 per year once it is rolled out across the […]

Improving access to General Practice: Transforming access to general practice across Manchester

Case study summary In one of the largest schemes in the country, covering a diverse population of 609,000, Manchester GPs sought to transform access to general practice with an ambitious programme of practices working at scale, alongside nurses and healthcare professionals. For this scheme, every area practice joined a federation to set up community hubs, […]

Improving access to General Practice: Improving access to general practice through innovative working, Birmingham

Case study summary Following the establishment of a GP federation that covers almost 60 member practices and approximately a third of the population of Birmingham, GPs looked at how to improve current services (such as location and timings). This led to an extensive programme, which included the founding six new access hubs, new IT systems […]

Improving access to General Practice: Integrating services to improve access to general practice, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

This case study looks at how Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire GPs developed a network to unite the eighty-two practices in the area around a shared vision; centred on improving access to general practice.

Improving access to General Practice: Integrating services to improve access to general practice, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Case study summary With a large patient population, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire GPs developed a network to unite the eighty-two practices in the area around a shared vision; centred on improving access to general practice. This scheme encompassed many different elements including joining up software systems, developing an intranet service to encourage collaboration […]

Improving access to General Practice: Integrating general practice services to improve outcomes for patients, Sheffield

This case study looks at how Sheffield GPs have increased access to general practice by developing four new primary care hubs, enhanced their offering by providing additional appointments outside of usual working hours (including evening and weekends) and improved the overall outcomes through integration of key clinical systems, such as appointment bookings.