Thursday, 18 August 2016

The multispecialty community provider (MCP) emerging care model and contract framework

"This document defines what being a multispecialty community provider (MCP) means by assembling features from the 14 MCP vanguards into a common framework. In turn, the 14 will be adopting or adapting the framework for their diverse local communities, as they progress from their current status as aspirant MCPs towards full maturity."

The multispecialty community provider (MCP) emerging care model and contract framework 
NHS England
July 2016

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CQC New Care Models: Information for providers

"The purpose of this Q&A is to provide advice and guidance to health and care organisations that already are, or thinking of becoming, involved in delivering a new care model. It talks through a number of common questions about regulatory considerations of new care models, and how CQC is aiming to support providers through this process."

New Care Models: Information for providers
CQC
July 2016

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Oversight of new care models: your questions answered

"The new care models programme is delivering a key element of the Five Year Forward View and we're working to support innovative change. With our national partners and a number of vanguards, we're identifying potential issues and developing and testing solutions for providers."

Oversight of new care models: your questions answered
NHS Improvement
August 2016

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NHS England New care models – FAQs

NHS England have released a new FAQ answering questions about the new care model (vanguard)

Access them here.



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The state of maternity services in England

"Improving people’s experiences of maternity care therefore requires providers to hear and respond to user feedback, and to ensure that staff feel supported to provide the best quality care."

The state of maternity services in England: Policy briefing
G Paparella
Picker Institute
July 2016

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Under the scan: patients’ views of X-rays and scans in the UK

"The survey findings highlight the current lack of capacity in UK radiology services to deliver X-ray and scan results for all patients within 28 days."

Under the scan: patients’ views of X-rays and scans in the UK
The Patients Association and The Royal College of Radiologists
August 2016

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Understanding pressures in general practice

"This report looks at patient factors, system factors and supply-side issues to see what lies behind this increasing pressure on general practice. It finds that despite GPs being at the heart of the health care system, a lack of nationally available, real-time data has made their changing workload largely invisible to commissioners and policy-makers."

Understanding pressures in general practice
B Baird, A Charles, M Honeyman, D Maguire, P Das
The King's Fund
May 2016

Read more here.