Navigation Links
Polyclinics Could Threaten NHS Services, Warns BMA

Changes to health services in London are long overdue but it is unclear how the latest proposals announced by London Strategic Health Authority, would improve patient care in the capital , BMA leaders claim.

Dr Tiz North, chairman of the BMAs London Regional Council, said: There is a case for changing how some services are provided in London but doctors fear that some of these proposals may not be in the best interests of patients. The concept of care closer to patients homes may sound appealing but polyclinics have the potential to destabilise and fragment existing hospital and GP services.

The review points out that many GP practices do not have the facilities to take on extra work, such as diagnostics and some hospital outpatient services, so surely it would make more sense to strengthen and build on the excellent services already provided by family doctors rather than invest in new providers. It seems odd to invent a new model for healthcare when there is already a successful and proven system of general practice which is highly-rated and trusted by patients.

There will be services that should remain concentrated at local hospitals to make the best use of expensive resources and allow for round-the-clock care.

If this latest review is to succeed it must build on the best aspects of a service and not introduce damaging fragmentation or waste money on superficial initiatives that are designed to appeal primarily to the independent sector rather than improve health care for patients.

The extent of consultation and dialogue with local clinicians and patients is unclear. Successful change occurs when it is clinically-led, in partnership with patients, and based on evidence that would enhance patient care. Any changes to health services must be safe, based on sound clinical evidence and be in the best interests of patients. We will need to examine the details of Professor Sir Ara Darzis proposals t o ensure these principles have been met.


Related medicine news :

1. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
2. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
3. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain
4. Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems
5. Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients
6. Anger Could Be Linked To Weight Gain
7. A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning
8. New Findings Could Reduce The Extent Of Spinal Cord Injuries
9. Could There Be A Link Between Famine and Breast Cancer ?
10. Bone Marrow Cells Could Yield A New Lease of Life
11. New Hair in 15 Days Could Now Be A Possibility Say Researchers
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... owned firm with locations throughout Arkansas that offers insurance and financial preparation services, ... to benefit the Rock City Rescue organization. , Rock City Rescue is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board ... Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will ... Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, ... professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if ... the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 ... display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor ... clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of ... the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while ... technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: