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A new report has shown how GPs and physicians are innovating together to improve patient care.
Published by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of General Practitioners, Patient care: A unified approach highlights nine case studies where GPs and physicians have worked closely to produce new and integrated services.
‘Hospitals are often seen as an impediment to integrated care. The concern frequently voiced is that their dominant role in the health system makes it harder for commissioners to shift resources into the community and to develop more co-ordinated services that cross organisational boundaries.’
This blog post talks about how the role of hospitals compared to other healthcare providers, particularly in the community, can change and develop as integrated care is brought in more. It also contains a link to the publication discussed in the blog post.