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Hospitals must take lead on new care models and work better with GPs, think tank says

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1512
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Acute care hospitals in England must avoid adopting a “fortress mentality” in the face of financial and workload pressure and instead focus on new models of care and improving relationships with general practice, a healthcare think tank has urged.

In its new report the King’s Fund acknowledged that NHS hospitals were facing mounting service and financial pressure but said that they should look beyond merely safeguarding their own organisations and focus on leading system-wide changes that improved services for all patients.1 It said that better …

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