The head of NHS England was speaking as he set out how to deliver practical improvements for patients and the public –with focus on cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives. Read more below>>
Locally the mid Nottinghamshire NHS is already working towards improving care for people by joining up care, improving urgent care access and helping relieve pressure on our hospital services. Newark and Sherwood CCG clinical lead, Dr Thilan Bartholomuez commented on the announcement:
"The announcement allows us to reflect and celebrate the improvements we have made over the past few years for our patients. As a result of these changes, local people have been receiving care that has meant fewer visits to hospital and has helped to keep people more independent for longer. Improvements in hospital urgent care services has also resulted in more patients getting the right care in the right place, the first time. As a family doctor I have seen first-hand, how much people have benefited from more joined-up care. We have to continue this way of working so future generations can continue to remain as independent as possible."