22 / 10 / 2014 Midnight
NHS Employers has welcomed the King’s Fund report ‘Specialists in out-of-hospital settings: findings from six case studies’, published today (22 October 2014).
Gill Bellord, director of employment relations and reward at the NHS Employers organisation, said:
“This is a useful report and we agree that consultant doctors have the potential to provide more care in a community setting, where it is best for the patient. Employers and consultants have shown their support for innovation - and the job planning process, both at team and individual level, is a good way of discussing and agreeing new ways of delivering services to meet ever-changing patient needs.
“This is early days and the NHS will want to explore relevant demand from commissioners and how training would be re-shaped to make this happen. However, the systems behind how they work needs to be modernised and quality care delivered in a cost-efficient way. So more work will be needed to take this forward in a sustainable way."
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