NHS England has published three new handbooks to support commissioners and practitioners in planning services for people with long term conditions (LTCs), in order to achieve more effective, personalised care.
LTCs currently account for £7 of every £10 spent on health and social care in England. In response to requests from commissioners, NHS England have developed three ‘service components’ or ‘handbooks’ to provide practical support for good long-term conditions management. They draw on the latest research, best practice and case studies to show how this can be done in reality in three important areas for LTC management.
Case finding and risk stratification – identifying cohorts of people with LTCs that are most vulnerable and/or will benefit most from tailored care and support.
Personalised care and support planning – enabling commissioners and health care practitioners to deliver personalised care. This handbook has been jointly developed with the Coalition for Collaborative Care.
Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working – supporting health and care professionals to work across professional and organisational boundaries.
More details can be found here.