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Moving Day Surgery from the Hospital to the Community - Myth or Reality?

Vanguard Healthcare Solutions Ltd

The agenda for the NHS has never been tougher. Trusts must save £15-20Bn across the NHS, whilst maintaining the quality of care that patients receive. It is the most significant challenge that the health service has ever faced, and the approach to service delivery will need to be fundamentally changed if the challenge is to be overcome.
One element of service change that has often been discussed is the possibility of re-locating some elective day surgery from the acute hospital into a community setting. In its simplest form, the challenge is to provide a suitable clinical environment in a local setting, quickly, safely and cost-effectively. But how realistic is this? 
This paper looks at the issues surrounding the shift from hospital- to community-focused day surgery services and what options NHS Trusts have in meeting this challenge.

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Published:  Mar 15, 2011
Length:  4
Type:  White Paper
Tags : 
day surgery, surgery, health service, clinical, primary care, acute care, mental health, workforce/hr, policy, finance, it, legal, commissioning, pharmaceuticals