The latest report of this Provider voices series explores the future of the community services sector in the context of the NHS long term plan. Through ten interviews with representatives from social care, primary care, integrated care systems and community services providers, the authors draw out the common themes, opportunities and challenges | NHS Providers
The NHS long term plan, published in January of this year, puts the community services sector at the forefront of the health service’s drive to deliver truly integrated care. For the first time, community services, along with primary care, will receive a greater than average funding increase. This comes with the expectation they will lead a reimagining of community-based urgent care, working alongside GPs, with whom they will be forging new working relationships via primary care networks (PCNs).
All of the leaders interviewed for this publication expressed a sense of optimism about the community sector in light of the NHS long term plan’s recommendations.
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