time to think differently: the case for change

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Our Time to Think Differently programme has made the case for change and highlighted the trends that will influence the way health and social care is delivered in future. To help you explore and share this work, we are creating a series of downloadable slidepacks. We hope that they will inform your thinking and discussions about the future of care. The first pack in this series explores the pressures on the health and social care delivery system and why it needs to change to meet the challenges of the future.


  • 1. The case for change Time to Think Differently www.kingsfund.org.uk/think

2. Major progress has been made in improving the performance of the NHS in the past decade. 3. Waiting times for treatment in hospital have fallen dramatically and generally remain stable. 4. Hospital-acquired infection rates like MRSA have fallen dramatically. 5. The NHS continues to be highly valued by the public. Source: Ipsos Mori 2013 6. The NHS continues to perform well on most indicators when compared to other countries. 7. However, the current health and social care delivery system has failed to keep pace with the needs of an ageing population, the changing burden of disease, and rising patient and public expectations. 8. Fundamental change is needed. It is time to think differently. 9. The case for change is compelling: 1. Variations in quality and outcomes of care 2. Funding pressures 3. Delivery system not fit for the future 4. Future trends magnifying the pressures 10. 1. Variations in quality and outcomes of care 11. The UK has the second highest rate of mortality amenable to health care in 16 high-income nations. Source: Nolte and McKee 2011 12. For many diseases, there is unwarranted variation. 13. There are wide variations in performance and gaps in the quality of care of general practice. 14. 2. Funding pressures 15. Current spending projections suggest significant financial pressures on services for the next 20 years. 16. Historic pressures to increase NHS spending. Source: Appleby 2012 17. Increasing pressure to achieve productivity gains. By 2015 20 billion Nicholson challenge for productivity gains By 2021 30 billion more NHS England estimates of a funding gap 18. Projected spending on long-term care 2016/172061/2 Source: OBR 2012 19. 3. Delivery system not fit for the future 20. A significant proportion of patients occupying beds do not need to be in hospital on clinical grounds. Source: Goddard et al 2000; Audit Commission 2003 21. The separation between general practitioners and hospital-based specialists, and between health and social care, often inhibit the provision of timely and high-quality, integrated care to people who need to access a range of services relevant to their needs. Source: Ham et al 2012 22. There are significant problems with standards of dignity and care. 23. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of diseases including diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis and cancer. Source: National Obesity Observatory 2012 24. 4. Future trends: magnifying the pressures 25. Demographics are changing. 26. More people with long-term conditions. 27. A rise in chronic disease. 28. Population lifestyles present significant risks to health. 29. What is the future model of care? Integrated care, co-ordinated around the needs of patients and service users. Patients and service users actively involved in the design of their care and working with professionals as part of the care team. Re-designing the care pathway, with greater specialisation in hospitals, increased capacity and more consistent standards in primary care. Stronger focus on prevention. 30. If you would like to know more: Visit www.kingsfund.org.uk/think for guest blogs, videos and supporting data on trends. Follow us @thekingsfund or join the debate #kfthink Like us on Facebook Follow us on LinkedIn


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