Healthcare Newsbrief: autumn/winter edition now available

Welcome to the autumn/winter edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare newsbrief.

Providing better integrated care with partners from health and social care is top of many boards’ priorities. In a new feature we interview the chief executive and a senior manager at Pennine Acute Trust, which has already started to provide more joined-up services. Read more about what they did here.

Integrated care will have implications for the estates the NHS owns. Some may be suitable for providing additional, more integrated, services while others may eventually be surplus to requirements. Paul Hardy looks at the crucial issues before NHS organisations start to commit to changes around their estates – full article here.

The new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View – now just over a year old – will also have implications for staff. Andrew Davidson looks at the key issues for employers in his article.

Another hot topic which is never far from the headlines is the provision of seven day services across the NHS. There have been initiatives to extend opening hours in general practice to cover weekends and longer hours during the week but what does this mean in practice? Lynne Abbess looks at some of the issues GP practices will need to consider before they ‘open all hours.’

Many companies and individuals – and some NHS boards – will be aware of good ideas, services and products they would like to develop. Some will consider setting up a start-up company to do this. Simon Lee talks about the challenges they will need to overcome and provides helpful advice here.

Wherever you work in the NHS and whatever challenges you face, we hope you will find something of interest in this Newsbrief. If you want more information or to follow something up, please get in touch with our authors, call, tweet or email us.

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Full articles:

Seven day working: but will it really ‘work’?; Integrated care models: the estate consequences for provider trusts; Client spotlight: Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; New care models: the workforce issues; Healthcare startups.