London health care 2010 : changing the future of services in the capital Public Deposited

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  • 951889354
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  • London
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  • King's Fund London Initiative
Publication date
  • 1992
Pages
  • 116
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  • King's Fund London Initiative
Abstract
  • This report analyses the interlocking set of problems posed by health services, medical education and research in London. It demonstrates that Londoners receive a poor deal from present-day services. It warns that health care in the inner-city may become unsuitable unless there is the political will to back a strategy of fundamental reform. The report examines the demographic, technological and social changes that are combining to forge new patterns of health care, and shows that London's services must be reshaped to meet the demands of the new century. It outlines a new pattern of care for the city in which primary health care is central, and draws on a wider range of community based and hospital services to provide well-integrated patient care. The King's Fund Commission recommends a £250 million programme of investment in London's primary and community-based health services. Acute care should be located on fewer sites and the provision of specialist services should be rationalised. Medical education and research should be focused on five new Faculties incorporating existing medical schools and postgraduate institutes. These would contract with a wide variety of London providers for the clinical training of medical students. The number of doctors trained in London should be reduced by a third.
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  • Pagination: 116p.
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