• Primary care network development

    20 November 2018

    Primary care networks are at the heart of efforts to strengthen the foundations of primary care and build stronger links with other local services.

    PCC facilitated a network meeting in Doncaster that brought together representatives from general practice, community services, the voluntary sector, the health and wellbeing board, social care, public health, housing and education.

    “These events are key to moving forward with change, which is paramount in order to provide our community with the best services available,” said Rebecca Rosbolton, social worker, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council after the event.
    “I felt reassured that our area is taking integration seriously and are making steps to improve integrated working for the benefit of our patients/service users,” said another participant, Dr A Khan, GP, The Medical Centre.

    For more information on support for primary care networks in your area, please email enquiries@pcc-cic.org.uk

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  • NHS long-term plan must let local systems lead say commissioners and providers

    19 November 2018

    The NHS long-term plan must help bring about a “breakthrough” in the development of local health and care systems by allowing them greater freedom and minimising central control, according to a new report based on the views of NHS Confederation members.

    The NHS Confederation asked its members, who represent NHS providers and commissioners, for a frank assessment of where local health and care systems are in their development and which issues the long-term plan should address.

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  • Guide to consultant to consultant referrals

    19 November 2018

    NHS England has published a good practice guide for health economies to manage the increasing number of consultant to consultant referrals in elective care.

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  • The health care workforce in England: make or break?

    19 November 2018

    In advance of the NHS long-term plan, the King’s Fund has issued a briefing on the scale of workforce challenges now facing the health service and the threat this poses to the delivery and quality of care over the next 10 years.

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  • Priorities for adult social work research

    16 November 2018

    A report from the Department of Health and Social Care sets out the top ten priorities for adult social work research. It aims to ensure that future research answers the questions that are important to social workers and those who are in contact with them.

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