Bridging The Gap on 18 April at St George’s Hospital
Just recently, I
spoke about our plans to help improve the management of patients with long term
conditions at Bridging the Gap. This is an event held about four times a year at
St George's Hospital with local GPs, St George's clinicians and senior managers
and CCG colleagues.
This recent event
had the theme of integration. With more people living longer and with more
conditions, the NHS needs to make sure that prevention and care planning are
high on the agenda.
Our local GPs are
working on a care planning approach so that they spend extra time with our most
vulnerable patients, making sure they have the best opportunities to manage
their own health, that the care of their conditions is well organised, and that
if the worst happens and their health deteriorates, that services can respond
rapidly to make sure they get the care they need.
We are working
closely with neighbouring CCGs, with social services and with St George's
community services to make sure that care is properly integrated and available
for each person who needs it.
Read about our
Planning All Care Together (PACT) programme here