Published Date: 1 Feb 2013
The views of NHS stakeholders on providing consultant-led, paediatric outpatient clinics in the community
- Providing care closer to home by moving health services out of hospitals into community locations has been advocated as a way of improving access to healthcare, increasing patient satisfaction and relieving demand on hospitals.
- There are very few studies on moving children’s outpatient services into community settings.
- CLAHRC researchers were asked to evaluate two consultant-led outpatient clinics provided in the community by Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- The researchers interviewed a wide range of NHS clinicians and managers from the hospital and community as their views can affect the development and success of new services.