Integrated care

NHS checks and treatment on patients’ doorsteps part of new changes to health and care in England

Dedicated mental health staff to help children and young people in GP practices, and blood pressure checks in betting shops, are among initiatives devised and delivered by new integrated care systems that come fully into force today. Boosting health checks in the community to find people with health problems before they become seriously unwell is […]

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NHS in final push to treat longest waiters

Patients are being offered faster treatment in different parts of the country as part of an NHS ‘final push’ to virtually eliminate the number waiting two years or more. The NHS Elective Recovery Plan, published earlier this year, set out how the health service would address COVID-19 backlogs in treatment, initially focusing on the longest […]

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Widespread support for proposed NHS mental health access standards for patients

The NHS has today set out new ambitions for patients to have timely access to community mental healthcare, following a consultation on proposed new standards, as it faces record demand following the pandemic. Patients, clinicians, and the public have welcomed the proposed mental health access standards which include ensuring people in the community receive help […]

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Six million more to benefit as NHS locks in the benefits of stronger partnerships

The NHS and its partners will be able to ‘lock in’ improvements to their work by putting whole-system planning at the heart of coronavirus recovery plans, the NHS’s Chief Operating Officer said today. The comments came as NHS England and NHS Improvement confirmed four new ‘integrated care systems’, together serving more than six million residents. […]

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