Joined-up care plans endorsed by expert
18 Feb 2015
health management expert has visited sites across North West London and worked
with local leaders to address how to turn their plans to join up care for
patients into a reality.
are now underway to trial new and better ways of caring for patients by putting
them right at the heart of services and giving them a stronger say in how
they’re cared for.
former Chief Operating Officer of a large health management organisation in the
United States, spent two weeks visiting local projects to help them put their
final plans in place before the new and improved ways of delivering care begin
roll-out in the spring.
"You are clearly doing great work to improve patient care.
"It will take
lots of time, energy and sustained leadership to make a patient-centred approach
a normal part of a system’s ways of working.
that you will turn your great ideas and work in to daily reality.”
Mr Wolf gave input to all the projects across the eight
boroughs in North West London that are
set to start delivering joined-up care.
will start testing new ways of delivering health and social care for a small
proportion of their local populations, with a special emphasis on improving
services for people aged over 65 and on ensuring that mental health and
well-being is a part of all care services.
Teams made up
of staff from different health and care organisations - including the third
sector - will work closely together, delivering proactive and preventative care
to keep people well.
goal is for people across North West London to receive services in the
integrated way being pioneered by these projects.
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