The Nuffield Trust has published an evaluation report on the Primary Care Home model – a way of organising care for groups of 30,000 to 50,000 patients. Established in the UK last year, the model seeks to link staff from general practice, community-based services, hospitals, mental health services, social care and voluntary organisations to deliver joined-up care. The model was piloted in 15 rapid test sites, each of which qualified for £40,000 of start-up funding from NHS England. Since then another 170 sites have signed up.
The Trust has also published a blog by Stephanie Kumpunen on her learning from the report, and a guest blog from Dr Nav Chana from the National Association of Primary Care outlining the progress of the Primary Care Home programme.Read more →