The King's Fund -
This paper aims to help those planning and implementing major clinical service reconfigurations ensure that change is as evidence-based as possible. It investigates the five key drivers – quality, workforce, cost, access and technology – across 13 clinical service areas, and summarises the research evidence and professional guidance available in each. It builds on a major forthcoming analysis of reviews of service reconfigurations commissioned by the National Institute of Health Research and conducted by the National Clinical Advisory Team (NCAT).
An inquiry into patient centred care in the 21st century: implications for general practice and primary care
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) -
This inquiry concluded that clinicians must work with patients in a different way, providing personalised care and empowering patients to play an active role in managing their health. The report also calls for a shift in the way that general practice is delivered, so that practices come together as federations or networks and work with a range of other services to deliver coordinated and proactive care in the community.
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) -
This special report seeks to highlight the issues facing the mental health nursing community and puts the case forward for greater investment in this vital service in conjunction with Rethink Mental Illness.