A Way Forward for Community Based Care

Primary Care Home

This is the second of two guest posts by Professor David Colin-Thomé. Part one: Primary Care Home The Primary Care Home (PCH) is a concept I first described some ten years ago. It is a population budgeted, community based provider organisation able to provide an alternative to current NHS hospital centricity. A home not only … Read more

Five Years

As a student of politics in the early 1980’s I had occasion to study the workings of the Soviet Union, and as such became familiar with the term Five Year Plan. If memory serves me there were thirteen Five Year Plans in total. The final one in 1990 ran for just one year when the Soviet Union dissolved. It is to be hoped that the Simon Stevens version will make it beyond 2015. Frankly it has to, because the stakes couldn’t be higher. Read More…