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Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Finding the answer to the crisis in General Practice

Description
That there is a crisis in general practice is not in doubt. The impact of escalating demand and unmanageable workload is having a devastating effect, with GPs leaving the profession in significant numbers either through early retirement, or for a career change. The extent of the crisis means something has to give. And it has.
Date:
Tuesday 1st November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Priority setting in tough times

Description
Health is a high priority for the public - this is the case the world over. UK health spending has increased almost every year since the NHS was established and the Government has 'protected' the NHS in recent years - relative to other aspects of public spending
Date:
Monday 10th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Hard Times for Public Health

Description
Recent years have seen dramatic changes to the structure of our public health system in England, triggered by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Last month's Health Select Committee report scrutinises how the changes are working in practice.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries
Description
Mystery is not a word that we often connect with health and care as these are worlds in which we like to deal with the practical and the real. However it often seems that working out how best to successfully co-ordinate the contribution of different professionals, services and agencies is clouded in uncertainty and doubt.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Care closer to home - a fairytale?

Care closer to home - a fairytale?
Description
As a staff nurse in hospital many years ago, during a particularly trying shift, I heard myself say to a relative who was late "well it isn't actually visiting time - but alright then" and immediately thought, "who do you think you are to stop people visiting their loved ones? - what's the matter with you?"
Date:
Monday 3rd October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Priorities 2016 summary

Priorities 2016 summary
Description
By Paul Mark Mitchell, Health Economist at the University Of Bristol. This was my first experience of the biennial conference organised by the International Society on Priorities in Health Care.
Date:
Thursday 29th September 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?
Description
A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to reduce delays in discharges, the NAO reports that the number of delays has risen by a third in the past two years equating to more than 1.1 million days.
Date:
Friday 29th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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