Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The future of pathology services

"The report also looks at the changes digital and genomic technology is bringing in pathology, and what they mean for services, and how we can get the most benefit out of them."

The future of pathology services
S Karakusevic, N Edwards, R Lewis, M Dayan
Nuffield Trust
June 2016

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Large-scale general practice in England: what can we learn from the literature?

"Traditional general practice is changing. Three-quarters of practices are now working collaboratively in larger-scale organisations – albeit with varying degrees of ambition and organisational integration. Policy-makers and practitioners have high hopes for these organisations and their potential to transform services both within primary care and beyond. But can we be confident that they can live up to these expectations?"

Large-scale general practice in England: what can we learn from the literature?
L Pettigrew, N Mays, S Kumpunen, R Rosen, R Posaner
Nuffield Trust
September 2016

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Lessons for large-scale general practice

"This study examines the factors affecting the evolution and impact of large-scale general practice on staff, patients, the wider health economy and the quality of care. The study combines an extensive literature review and national surveys with an in-depth mixed-methods evaluation of contrasting, large-scale general practice organisations that includes detailed case studies."

Is bigger better? Lessons for large-scale general practice
R Rosen, S Kumpunen, N Curry, A Davies, L Pettigrew, L Kossarova
Nuffield Trust
July 2016

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans: what we know so far

"So far, the plans are not sufficient to close the funding gap, but, if implemented well and combined with high-quality local efficiency improvement, they would go some way to doing so and would demonstrate the capability of the NHS and social care system to deliver. This paper points to some important trends, ideas to be explored and issues that need to be resolved in order to ensure success."

Sustainability and Transformation Plans: what we know so far
N Edwards
Nuffield Trust
September 2016

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Understanding patient flow in hospitals

"Previous Nuffield Trust work has argued that although the target can be over-emphasised, struggles in meeting it are associated with deeper problems in the capacity to move patients into hospital wards. This briefing draws on theories about congestion to look at why this has become more difficult, and what can be done about it. It aims to be useful to the hospital managers and people involved in Sustainability and Transformation Plans who tackle these problems on the front line, as well as to the policymakers who oversee them."

Understanding patient flow in hospitals
S Karakusevic, N Edwards
Nuffield Trust
October 2016

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Thames Valley & Milton Keynes Strategic Clinical Networks commissioning guidance

Thames Valley & Milton Keynes Strategic Clinical Networks have produced commissioning guidance with recommendations for action and best practice case studies for cancer, cardiovascular health, children, end of life care, long term conditions, maternity, mental health and neurological conditions. Although locally focused, the guides may have wide spread interest. 

Access the guides here.

A guide to enabling the spread of person and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

"This guide outlines how behavioural science can help spread the take-up of person- and community- centred approaches to health and wellbeing. It is aimed at people who champion these approaches in health and social care, in other statutory bodies and in community-based organisations."

Spreading change: A guide to enabling the spread of person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing
H Burd, M Hallsworth, The Behavioural Insights Team
Nesta and the Health Foundation
September 2016

Read more here.