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Can we really do this patient and community engagement ‘stuff’? Joan Saddler poses the question

The move towards framing the language of our health and care system to put patients at the centre of everything we do has been a positive and heartening development. Not only is this better for individuals receiving care – who should always be treated with compassion and respect – but also for the carers who … Continue reading

What are community services? asks Michael Scott

It is widely accepted that community services have a vital role to play in the future of the NHS. Barely a day goes by without some new piece of rhetoric declaring them to be ‘the only way forward’ and ‘the light at the end of a dark heath service tunnel’; acute services to be doomed. … Continue reading

Disruptive innovation is the pill to remedy care for older people, says Ian Philp

Delivering care for older people is a challenge which most health and care communities have failed to meet. In Warwickshire, we have had some success in delivering better and more sustainable care for older people across hospital and community settings. We have reduced mortality rates, acute hospital bed use, readmissions and the need for long-term … Continue reading

Services must evolve and revolve around the changing needs of patients; community services are the key, says Rob Webster

The 21st century NHS faces the biggest challenges of a generation. So why are we still using 20th century approaches to healthcare that ignore patients’ assets and 21st  century technology? Many reasons – financial flows; disjointed IT; and professional hierarchies. But perhaps the biggest barrier is in our culture – one that we must overcome, … Continue reading

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