• Case study: palliative cancer care – Greenwich Care Partnership

    24 July 2013
    An end of life care service involving two voluntary groups and a community trust commissioned by NHS Greenwich CCG has allowed more people to die in their preferred place of care - the main indicator for palliative care.
    Initially commissioned in 2011 by the former Greenwich Primary Care Trust on a two year “test and learn” basis, the Greenwich Care Partnership is based at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, the prime contractor. Marie Curie Cancer Care and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provide services on a sub-contractor basis.
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  • Refreshing new start for primary care alcohol services

    24 July 2013
    A GP-led service treating patients with alcohol misuse disorders in primary care has increased the numbers receiving treatment, improved outcomes and reduced pressure on expensive consultant-led services.
    Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissioned the Fresh Start service after a 12 month pilot. During that time the service outperformed the alternative option of a local enhanced service (LES) on both outcomes and cost-effectiveness grounds.
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  • Health visitor programme: early implementer case studies

    12 July 2013

    These 20 case studies have been developed by organisations delivering services for children and families as part of the early implementer programme learning and sharing workstream. They complement the previous 20 early implementer site case studies published in 2012.

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  • Case study: getting health checks up and running

    12 June 2013

    PCC helped a local health economy implement a programme of local health checks. Despite tight deadlines, PCC managed to galvanise the support of local clinicians and managers to get the services up and running on time. Since April 2013, local authorities are responsible for delivering health checks, a rolling health screening programme for people between the ages of 40 and 74.

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  • Newcastle MSK pathway goes back to the future

    5 June 2013
    Three consultants working in the community helped convince GPs in Newcastle to support implementation of a seven year old Department of Health framework for redesigning musculoskeletal services.
    West Newcastle Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with Connect Physical Health, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and local GPs to redesign the MSK pathway.
    The redesigned pathway was introduced between 2010 and 2012. It includes:
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