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Use existing staff to drive integrated care, says report

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 30 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3661
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS and local government leaders should not automatically create new roles to deliver integrated care as there is “limited evidence” to support the creation of these jobs, a new report has advised.

The report1 by the King’s Fund examined the evidence for creating new positions to help drive integration across health and social care in line with national government policy.

It analysed new roles ranging from co-ordinators and case managers—specifically appointed to drive integrated care—to extended support workers or personal assistants—appointed to build on existing …

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