Going with change: allowing new models of healthcare to be provided for NHS patients

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Corrigan, Paul; Parish, Mike
Publisher
Reform
Date of publication
1 June 2014
Subject(s)
Health Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This report explores the role of the private and third sector in transforming health and care services and sets out what the NHS can learn from other industries such as retail and manufacturing. The authors warn that 'the NHS is in the grip of two crises' of affordability and quality. Nearly all patients experience 'care that is fragmented and of variable quality'. Change is needed but there is a 'false loyalty' to traditional models and organisations, the majority of which have changed little in the last 50 years. The report shows that within a decade new service models from voluntary and private sectors could change the way nearly 75 per cent of NHS hospitals and GP practices work.

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