NHS England, 31 March 2017: As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary the health service has today published the plan setting out how it will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives.
These measures, probably the biggest national move towards integrated care currently underway in any Western country, will also help to put the service on a more sustainable footing for the future.
With the NHS under pressure this plan, Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View, also details an accelerated drive to improve efficiency and use of technology in order to deliver better care and meet rising demand within the constraints of available resources.
Reported on the Parliamentary website (31 March 2017): The Communities and Local Government Committee report says that the Government needs to urgently review how social care is funded in the long term and address serious threats to social care provision.
The report finds inadequate funding very seriously affects the quantity and quality of adult social care provision, impacting on those receiving care, the NHS, care staff, carers and providers. The report sets out a number of recommendations relating to the monitoring of care services, care commissioning, and the care workforce.
The CLG Committee welcomes the Chancellor's commitment to provide an additional £2bn for social care over the next three years but finds this falls short of the amount required to close the social care funding gap. The Committee believes expenditure on adult social care will need to rise as a proportion of total public expenditure and recommends an urgent review of how to fund social care in the long-term.
The following files are secured pdf versions of the powerpoint files supporting presentations delivered at the the POPS Meeting in 2017. These are published with the presenters' permission and the onus for assuring that copyright permissions are adhered to is vested in the individual presenters. These files will remain on the BGS website under Resources/Powerpoint Library for two years:
Rachel Bell: The older surgical patient: a surgeon's perspective
Anna Brackenridge: Peri-operative management of diabetes
Philip Braude: Frailty and the surgical patient
Ben Clevenger: An approach to anaemia in the older surgical patient
Jugdeep Dhesi et. al: Developing collaborative services - POPS, GOLD, the workforce
Andrea Joughin: Respiratory disease and the older surgical patient
Natalie Lee: Service development - is there a role for telephone consultation in POPS?
Fionna Martin: Prehability and exercise - interventions before surgery
Stuart McCorkell, Preoperative risk assessment in the older surgical patient
Edward Miller: POPS Case presentation: collaborative working and the elderly patient
Ffion Pritchard et. al, What do I do with: Pacemakers, VTE, Hypertension and Antiplatelets?
Jawad Saleem: POPS Clinical Case Presentation
Nick Sevdalis: Using quality improvement and implementation methodologies to improve outcomes for older surgical patients
Mike Swart: Perioperative Medicine POM - The Royal College of Anaesthetists Perspective