IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: hospital admissions

Feb. 14, 2016 Europe Publication

Personalised Integrated Care Programme

All too often older people living with long-term conditions do not have a sustainable care plan to keep them out of the hospital. Launched in Cornwall in 2013, Age UK’s Personalised Integrated Care programme uses risk stratification to both identify those older people who are at risk of recurring hospital admissions and provide a combination of medical and non-medical support. This support starts with a 'guided conversation' between the older person and an Age UK Personal Independence Co-ordinator. In this conversation they outline the goals that the older person identifies as most important to him or her and they draw a care plan which will include a combination of voluntary, health and care organisations. Following this, an Age UK volunteer is matched with the older person, both to help in achieving his or her goals, but also to encourage them to be more independent in managing their own care ...

Nov. 19, 2020 Europe Publication

The long-term impacts of new care models on hospital use: An evaluation of the Integrated Care Transformation Programme in Mid-Nottinghamshire

In this briefing, the Improvement Analytics Unit – a partnership between the Health Foundation and NHS England and NHS Improvement – has found evidence that integrated care programmes have the potential to reduce hospital utilisation and that the best results are delivered when new ways of working start to become embedded.   

It is important that the analysis was?able to?look?at the impact of the programme?over such a long time. Integrated care programmes usually aim to reduce hospital admissions, however previous?evaluations?were not able to demonstrate?whether reductions in hospital use might begin to materialise over a longer period.?This briefing?provides?promising evidence that integrated care programmes have the potential to reduce hospital use over the longer?term, even if there are increases in the short-term.? 

The briefing also underlines the importance of ongoing evaluation when implementing new ways of delivering care. Having a mechanism for robust evaluation ...