North Tyneside CCG News

New models of care

Mon 02nd February 2015

We are bringing together clinical leaders and partners from across North Tyneside to see how improvements can be made to the way the NHS works together to support patients with the highest needs, and therefore use over half the NHS resources.

Called new models of care, the aim is to deliver high quality, cost effective care for the residents of North Tyneside. The three main components for doctors and nurses will be to consider how to coordinate care, standardised care, and matching patients need with the care model and clinical skills, which will make the biggest impact.

The focus will be on the top 4% of service users with complex needs who account for more than 50% of the total spend.

NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Groupbrought together the borough’s GP leaders, as well as other clinical staff and partners over four days to look at how a new model of care can be designed, and then implemented.

The improvements for patients will be more patient centred, only having to tell their story once, with more consistent care across the whole of health and social care. Another important aspect is helping to keep patients at home supported within their own community, rather than in hospital or a care home.

Read our discussion paper here