Blog tagged as: Primary and community care

17 June 2016 | Comments: 7

With the latest NHS England figures for delayed transfers of care reinforcing concerns about the impact of funding restrictions on social care services, Patrick Hall considers working towards better social care provision for future generations.

13 May 2016 | Comments: 2

As part of the research for our recent report on the pressures facing general practice, we conducted a survey of GP trainees. Anna Charles considers what the results tell us about the state of general practice, as seen by those just entering the profession.

9 May 2016 | Comments: 9

NHS Highland has undertaken major transformation of its health and care service, and is an exemplar of innovation and quality improvement. With the launch of our joint leadership development programme, Vijaya Nath considers what we can learn from its experience.

5 May 2016 | Comments: 5

Beccy Baird highlights the need for nationally collected activity data for general practice.

20 April 2016 | Comments: 2

Jo Maybin looks at the challenges and rewards of researching the experiences of older people who receive district nursing care.

14 April 2016 | Comments: 4

Joni Jabbal considers the potential of the housing and health sectors working together to improve population health.

4 April 2016

How are new co-commissioning arrangements progressing, a year after their introduction? Chris Naylor considers the results of our survey of GP practices in six clinical commissioning groups, carried out with the Nuffield Trust.

Guest blog
7 March 2016 | Comments: 1

Dr Nikita Kanani reflects on the opportunities and challenges posed by GPs becoming medical leaders in their local health system.

2 December 2015 | Comments: 19

Beccy Baird shares her views on the progress of a project that will collect detailed evidence around the changes in activity in general practice over the past five years.

12 October 2015 | Comments: 1

The government's proposal for a new contract that gives groups of GPs the opportunity to work more closely with a range of other services is not a bad idea, says Hugh Alderwick.

Ruth Robertson
29 September 2015 | Comments: 8

Are conflicts of interest affecting the services patients receive? Or is this inherent feature of clinical commissioning being managed appropriately through common-sense decision-making?

Guest blog
Sarah Swindley
1 July 2015 | Comments: 5
Let the third sector be round the table when plans for communities are being shaped, says our guest blogger Sarah Swindley, Chief Executive of Lancashire Women’s Centres.
22 June 2015 | Comments: 9
Now more than ever the medical profession needs to demonstrate leadership and to embrace reforms which are good for doctors and for patients, says Chris Ham.
15 May 2015 | Comments: 7
There is a long way to go before mental health achieves ‘parity of esteem’ with physical health, and the voluntary and community sector is key to helping address this challenge.
4 March 2015 | Comments: 4
There are welcome signs that policy-makers and NHS leaders are becoming more open to exploring how health professionals could work more collaboratively with patients as leaders.
18 February 2015 | Comments: 13
‘Implementing the Forward View’ is often synonymous with ‘establishing multispecialty community providers and primary and acute care systems’. But this risks leaving behind the more radical chapter of the Forward View – chapter two, on engaging patients and communities.
4 December 2014 | Comments: 2
Community services are a vital part of delivering co-ordinated care, and could be the answer to many of the health service’s woes in the future, says Bev Fitzsimons.
16 October 2014 | Comments: 7
What are some of the primary care innovations happening both abroad and in the UK? Nicola Walsh reflects on discussions at our recent conference on the role of general practice.
3 July 2014 | Comments: 2
If the third sector is to reach its potential in supporting a new health and social care system, then we should look to its leaders and think hard about their support needs.
Ruth Robertson
15 May 2014 | Comments: 1
In the past couple of weeks, ‘co-commissioning’ has emerged as the latest solution to the problems in primary care. But will it give patients, communities and clinicians ‘more clout’ in deciding how local services are developed, at a time when NHS finances are severely strained?

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