The Kings Fund: Leading for integrated care: ‘If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration’

3 December 2019
Source: The Kings Fund

This quote from an integrated care leader says it all. Under current plans all parts of the NHS in England are meant to have created an integrated care system (ICS) by April 2021. Better integrated care requires the dilution or destruction of the long-standing barriers between hospitals, GP practices, community services and social care, with the health system also working

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SeeAbility’s CEO reacts to the NHS long term plan

31 January 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Reacting to the NHS long term plan published on 7 January 2019, Lisa Hopkins, SeeAbility’s CEO said: The plan is one of two halves: whilst the NHS has embraced the call for preventative eye care in this high risk population, there is still much work to be done on supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to move away from

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FODO welcomes the NHS long term plan

11 January 2019
Source: FODO

FODO has welcomed the NHS long term plan (published 7 January 2019). It does not directly impact on GOS (with the possible exception of service to care homes) and there is much that community optics, ophthalmology and hearing services can get behind: • reforming outpatients and moving care out of hospitals into primary and community care • reemphasis on prevention

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NHS Providers: Five tests for the NHS long-term plan

10 September 2018
Source: NHS Providers

The new NHS long-term plan is a significant opportunity for the health service. It can set out   a clear and achievable path for sustaining and improving patient care, and help cement political and public trust in the NHS. In recent years, despite growing workforce and financial pressures, the NHS provider sector has delivered significantly more for patients. It has:

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