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Care home pharmacists to help cut overmedication and unnecessary hospital stays for frail older patients
NHS England has today announced plans to recruit and deploy hundreds of pharmacists into care homes to help reduce overmedication and cut unnecessary hospital stays. Around 180,000 people living in nursing or residential homes will have their prescriptions and medicines reviewed by the new pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Elderly care home residents often have one […]
What does becoming a multispecialty community provider mean for GPs?
New models of care are destined to transform health and care for patients – but what does that mean for GPs in an area considering a new way of working and what impact does this have on patients and practice teams. A series of short films have been produced to help GPs learn more about […]
The future is here – it’s just not evenly distributed yet!
Digital technology is helping to revolutionise health and care for patients – and a new wave of innovative ways of working is captured in a new report from NHS and local government leaders. New care models: harnessing technology explores how digital solutions, implemented by vanguards, are helping health and care to respond to the needs […]
NHS England announces new sites to redesign mental health services and cut out of area placements
NHS England has announced a new tranche of sites to test new approaches to delivering mental health services – cutting the number of people travelling long distances for care. Eleven new sites will be tasked with bringing down the number of people who receive in-patient hospital treatment and for those who do need more intensive […]
What on earth is a vanguard?
Cutting through modern-day NHS jargon is no mean feat, but one up-and-coming TV broadcaster has succeeded where the Jeremy Paxmans of this world have failed… meet Healthwatch Harriet. The tenacious 10-year-old has turned her sights on the NHS England new care models programme. In her new video, she meets new care models programme director Louise […]
NHS moves to end “fractured” care system
The head of NHS England will today (Thursday 15 June) pledge to end the “fractured” health and social care system that leaves too many patients “passed from pillar to post” by giving local leaders and communities more control over how they improve health and social care. Addressing the NHS Confederation in Liverpool, Simon Stevens said: […]
Principia vanguard reduces A&E attendances by 29 per cent for care home residents
New figures published last week found that care home residents in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire had 23 per cent fewer emergency admissions and 29 per cent fewer A&E attendances compared to people in other parts of the country. The figures were part of a report published by the Health Foundation, which looked at analysis carried out by […]
Don Berwick appointed to support vanguard sites
Dr Donald Berwick, the renowned international authority on health care quality and improvement management, is today appointed by The King’s Fund with NHS England and national partners to help support vanguard sites in developing the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View. Don, who is currently President Emeritus and […]
Millions of patients to benefit from radical new hospital collaboration drive
NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will today (Friday 25 September) announce radical new options for the future of local hospitals across the NHS. The new models being developed by 13 new hospital Vanguards represent the next stage of implementing the NHS Five Year Forward View. Today’s new group of NHS Vanguards involve some of […]
Empowering patients and staff: how the vanguards will improve care
The New Care Model Vanguards are about empowering both the people they serve and the people who serve. That was the message from a panel discussion on the second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015 in Manchester. 37 New Care Model Vanguards have been named so far, with a further tranche focussing […]