The Golden Ticket is a new approach to the management of dementia in primary care, piloted by the Buxted Medical Centre in East Sussex. By working with a range of partner agencies to provide a coordinated package of support for patients and their carers within the community, the project is already showing a significant reduction in acute admissions, while also reducing reliance on GP consultations and improving patient experience.
A project that could lead to a radical change in the way GP services are delivered in Scotland has been launched.
At least 15 practices serving some 80,000 people will take part in the trial, which is examining how the GP role can be refocused away from tasks that could be done more appropriately by other health professionals.
Patient surveys – recognised internationally as a key marker of the quality of care, and an important tool for improvement in the NHS – provide a unique perspective, complementing the wealth of other data on hospital performance gathered by trusts and regulators. Now, for the first time, The King’s Fund and Picker Institute Europe have analysed longitudinal inpatient survey data for acute trusts over a nine-year period (2005 to 2013).