Integrated care

Integrated care aims to improve patient experience, achieve higher levels of efficiency and extract value from health delivery systems

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The aim of integrated care is to address fragmentation in patient services, and enable more coordinated and continuous care.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Reducing emergency admissions from care homes: a measure of success for the NHS Long Term Plan?

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4 August 2019

Jennifer Dixon asks how the NHS Long Term plan can support efforts to reduce emergency admissions from care homes.

Not just about the numbers: the power of data to drive change

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30 July 2019

Using insight from novel data analysis has the potential to maximise the impact of improvement programmes. Here, Filipe Santos explores new findings on care home residents’ use of emergency services.

The impact of providing an enhanced package of care for care home residents in Nottingham City

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July 2019

Examining whether enhanced support had an effect on hospital utilisation for new residents who moved into care homes in Nottingham City.

The impact of providing enhanced support for care home residents in Wakefield

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July 2019

Evaluating the early effects on hospital use from the first phase of an enhanced support initiative for older people living in care homes in Wakefield.

New analysis finds encouraging results in reducing emergency admissions from care homes

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25 July 2019

New analysis from the Improvement Analytics Unit has found that more than four in ten emergency admissions to hospital involving care home residents could be potentially avoided .

Emergency admissions to hospital from care homes: how often and what for?

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July 2019

Combined learnings from national linked datasets and focused care home evaluations in Rushcliffe, Sutton, Wakefield and Nottingham City.

Primary care networks: lifeboats launched on stormy seas

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4 July 2019

Primary care networks (PCNs) went live on 1 July 2019. Despite their potential to improve primary care, how they’ll develop, and what changes patients can expect to notice remains unclear. Dr Rebecca ...

Moving beyond the boundaries of health care: 8 things we learned

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25 June 2019

Learning from our Annual Event on how the NHS can influence and improve health beyond the direct provision of health care.

The human chemistry of trust, relationships and shared understandings

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25 June 2019

Reshaping care on the ground requires teams to come together across sectors and work differently. It’s not always easy.

From opportunity to reality: Delivering new workforce models in practice

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30 April 2019

Improvement Fellow Sarah Reed looks at two projects we’ve funded that are using multi-professional teams to bridge the workforce gap.

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