Transforming Community Services
Plans and strategies for the health service are now focused more than ever on providing care closer to patients’ homes and on making sure the pathway and journey that patients go on through the NHS system is as easy to understand as possible.
That includes making sure that where the responsibility for a patient’s care changes from one organisation to another that this is handled as efficiently as possible.
The NHS has recognised for a number of years that improvements needed to be made to community health services.
What services does this relate to and how are they provided at the moment?
Community health services in Nottinghamshire are currently managed by Nottinghamshire Community Health.
This is in effect an arms length organisation within NHS Nottinghamshire County, the organisation that is also responsible for commissioning (buying and arranging) NHS services in the county.Read more: What services does this relate to and how are they provided at the moment?
Why can we not carry on with the existing arrangements?
The NHS also faces real challenges from a growing population, increasing demand and the cost of new drugs and technologies that become available.Read more: Why can we not carry on with the existing arrangements?
Service BundlesFollowing the procurement process, providers for the eight sets of service ‘bundles’ have now been chosen. Successful providers include Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and County Health Partnerships. Read more about the new providers
An Executive Panel, made up of senior managers from NHS Nottinghamshire County, Non-Executive Directors and other key stakeholders has been formed to question the providers, and find out what they are able to deliver, and how they will continue to provide high quality services.Read more: The Process
The key dates for the Transforming Community Services ProjectRead more: Timescales