The views of NHS stakeholders on providing consultant-led, paediatric outpatient clinics in the community

West MidlandsGeneric Health Relevance
Published Date: 1 Feb 2013

The views of NHS stakeholders on providing consultant-led, paediatric outpatient clinics in the community

Background

  • 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.
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