IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


Contents tagged: secondary care

Sept. 30, 2020 Europe Event

Integrated care and platform solutions for a better provision of health and care service

This thematic workshop is the opportunity to discuss solutions of integrated care concepts rolled out by ICT-supported primary and secondary care interventions for older people living at home. Focus will be set onto the implementation challenges and the lessons learned from projects throughout EIP on AHA Reference Sites such as the Oberbergischer Kreis, the Portuguese Amadora as well as by the multi-stakeholder open platform concept rolled out in the EU-H2020 SHAPES project.

Nov. 18, 2020 Europe Publication

“It’s Difficult, There’s No Formula”: Qualitative Study of Stroke Related Communication Between Primary and Secondary Healthcare Professionals

The proportion of people living with stroke is growing. In England, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines for stroke recommend that a person with suspected or confirmed stroke event is admitted to a specialist stroke unit, in order to receive required treatment promptly. Stroke rehabilitation follows, which involves providing stroke survivors with support and treatment from a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. Stroke survivors’ transition from acute settings to rehabilitation can take place either in hospital, at home or the community.

One model of care is Early Supported Discharge (ESD), which offers community-based health and social care as an alternative to inpatient care. NICE recommend that transfers of care from hospital to community should include all pertinent health and social care information, given to relevant health and social care professionals and patients promptly.Long-term care led by generalists in the community is recommended and stroke survivors are encouraged to ...

Feb. 10, 2021 Europe, Western Pacific Publication

Integrating Primary and Secondary Care to Enhance Chronic Disease Management: A Scoping Review

In Ireland, as in many healthcare systems, health policy has committed to delivering an integrated model of care to address the increasing burden of chronic disease.

Integrated care is an approach to healthcare systems delivery that aims to minimise fragmentation of patient services and improve care continuity. To this end, how best to integrate primary and secondary care is a challenge.

This paper aims to undertake a scoping review of empirical work on the integration of primary and secondary care in relation to chronic disease management.

Jan. 11, 2023 Europe Publication

Priorities in integrating primary and secondary care: a multimethod study of GPs

Throughout the world, healthcare policy has committed to delivering integrated models of care. The interface between primary–secondary care has been identified as a particularly challenging area in this regard. To that end, this study aimed to examine the issue of integrated care from general practitioners’ (GPs) perspectives in Ireland.

May 2, 2023 Europe Publication

Learning from long COVID: integrated care for multiple long-term conditions

Long COVID is a multisystem condition requiring a range of medical, therapeutic, and psychological inputs. Given the complexity of the illness affecting multiple organ systems, often impacting physical and mental health, individuals can be heavy healthcare users across primary, secondary, and emergency services.

The long COVID clinics commissioned in England have provided an opportunity to innovate within a complex care pathway, bringing multiple providers together to meet needs broader than has been historically possible for many other complex conditions. Designing these new services from a blank page has enabled teams to co-create services with patient groups and work more effectively in an integrated way. Significant benefits have been seen, including skills transference between professions.

May 2, 2023 Europe Publication

Primary care: the sleeping giant of research delivery

A sustainable NHS requires a shift from reactive acute care to proactive ambulatory care, from secondary care to primary care, with a focus on health creation by empowering people and communities. This will require evaluation of transformed models of care to create a new evidence base, which in turn requires a strong primary care research delivery infrastructure.