A more holistic or ‘joined-up’ systems approach to health and social care provision could help transform the way these essential services are delivered and address the needs of a changing patient population | Royal College of Physicians
The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians have published Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement.
This report explores how an engineering approach could be applied in health and social care to develop systems that meet the needs of patients, carers and NHS staff. It presents a framework to support ongoing work in service design and improvement in health and care. It found that more widespread application of a rigorous systems approach to health and care improvement, has the potential to have a transformative effect on health and care.