Pressures on the NHS are increasing, hospital beds are becoming harder to find and the costs of hospital stays soar, it begs the question, are hospitals always the answer?
The Out of Hospital Care Forum has come together to explore other options for care. Our first paper focuses on how community and home-based care can contribute to improved population health, put the patient at the heart of their care and potentially save STPs and ICOs money.
We have created Improving the health of local people through community-based care, a practical guide for healthcare leaders developing integrated services to help them think through the opportunities and challenges of caring for people in their homes and communities.
Improving the health of local people through community-based care, will allow healthcare leaders to identify where their system lies on the journey to integrated health care and details a number of practical examples for them to draw upon including from Abingdon, Dorset and the United States.
Download the report to learn how community and home-based care fits alongside more traditional models; what system leaders need to do to prepare their area, including the role of commissioners; how to select patients; and structural and money flow issues.
The Forum is made up of senior healthcare leaders from across the industry, including representation from the public, private and social care sectors. Download the report to learn more about the Forum and what we believe the future of healthcare to be.