Collaborative Care and Support Planning: is it relevant to care for older people?

houseofcareDavid Paynton is RCGP National Clinical Commissioning Lead and can be contacted on david.paynton@nhs.net

A revolution is starting to sweep through clinical practice. Clinicians, exhausted as they are in dealing with a seemingly endless tide of demand, are testing out new ways of working: trying to move upstream, developing proactive care plans with the person with long term conditions and their carer and changing the conversation from “how can I help” to “what is important to you”.

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Towards a new deal for people with long term health conditions

c4ccMartin Routledge is the director of the Coalition for Collaborative Care, and tweets at @mroutled

The Coalition for Collaborative Care launched towards the end of last year. It was set up to “light the blue touch paper for big changes in how people with long term heath conditions and professionals work together to produce better lives”. From an initial partnership of 15 organisations, C4CC has rapidly expanded to almost 50, including the BGS. These represent professional and system leadership in health and care, key evidence and innovation bodies, major charities for people with long-term conditions and organisations at the cutting edge of person-centred, community focused care and support. Crucially C4CC is embedding “co-production” – through people with long-term conditions and family carers being central to what it does. We are very pleased that the BGS has joined us.

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