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Post on the Academy of Fab NHS Stuff website
Academy of Fab NHS Stuff (www.fabnhsstuff.net/), January 2016
This Future Hospital Programme case study from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust outlines the benefits of having a consultant- led service for respiratory medicine.
Establish a series of multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings to discuss the needs of patients with long-term conditions. The MDT should incorporate primary care physicians, mental health, social services and palliative care services to provide a collaborative and exceptional level of care.
Run community-based clinics to reduce hospital admissions as well as help with accurate diagnosis
Propose a long-term management plan for more patients with more complicated health needs and to help with advanced care planning for those patients who are especially ill.
Link to more details or full-text: http://www.fabnhsstuff.net/2016/01/25/your-story-consultant-led-collaborative-service-for-people-suffering-from-respiratory-conditions/