NHS Netorks – weekly news stories

Please see below a couple of news items taken from the NHS networks, weekly news stories:

The missing million: a practical guide to identifying and talking about loneliness An estimated 1.1 million people of 65 and over are chronically lonely and difficult to reach. 14:55pm,

Guidance on complaints and incidents in homecare services The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published new guidance on managing complaints and incidents in homecare services.

Contracting for new care models Creative use of the contracting process is a critical factor in making new care models happen. In the spectrum of current English contracting structures spanning a loose federation, through alliance contracts to prime contractor or lead provider models we are seeing multispecialty community providers, primary and acute care systems and accountable care organisations develop.