Place-based systems of care A way forward for the NHS in England

The NHS in England is facing growing financial and service pressures at a time of rising demand.  This paper from the Kings Fund proposes a new approach to tackling these challenges.
It argues that NHS organisations need to move away from a ‘fortress mentality’ whereby they act to secure their own individual interests and future, and instead establish place-based ‘systems of care’ in which they collaborate with other NHS organisations and services to address the challenges and improve the health of the populations they serve.

The paper argues that this will require the backing and support of national bodies and policy-makers, and fundamental changes to the role of commissioning in the NHS.

Read the full paper here

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