Jeremy Hunt Pledges to Continue the Primary Care ‘Revolution’ in Interview on ITN’s Healthcare Channel
LONDON, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Recently appointed Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that a ‘revolution in primary
care’ is the only way to improve health services in the NHS.
Speaking exclusively to the ITN Healthcare Channel, he pointed to an ageing population
as one of the primary reasons why change needs to happen sooner rather than later.
‘We’re more committed than ever to clinical commissioning for the really important
shift that we need in the NHS and we know that best decisions on the ground are made by
doctors and nurses who are closest to their patients.’
Mr Hunt also added that to deliver the plans outlined in the Health and Social Care
Bill, the government needed focus on ‘the three I’s’.
‘Integration is going to happen. Secondly innovation, we’re going to tap into ideas
from people on the front line to crack problems that have been around for years. The third
is IT, the IT revolution has yet to touch the NHS. It’s about better experiences for
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- Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/174/leading-healthcare-product-supplier-henry-schein-is-now-offering-new-training-and-education-services ] , talks about taking on the mantle from his predecessor and his commitment to revolutionising primary care - Responding to the specific needs of the local population the thinking of NHS Stoke on Trent CCG [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/197/responding-to-the-specific-needs-of-the-local-population-with-nhs-stoke-on-trent-ccg ] - Industry-leading care for the elderly in Bath and North East Somerset from Sirona Care [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/195/industry-leading-care-for-the-elderly-in-bath-and-north-east-somerset-from-sirona-care ] - Investing millions: Raising the standard of care from the UK's largest mental health charity - St Andrew's Health Care [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/198/investing-millions--raising-the-standard-of-care-with-st-andrews ] - Wiltshire-based nutrition experts Nutricia [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/191/wiltshire-based-nutrition-experts-nutricia-leading-the-way-in-helping-the-nhs-beat-malnutrition ] leading the way in helping the NHS beat malnutrition - The latest research backed by Solutions4Health [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/196/research-backed-by-solutions4health-is-allowing-3-million-people-to-feel-the-benefits-of-telehealth ] is allowing 3 million people to feel the benefits of telehealth - Innovative thinking from Mead Johnson [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary%20Care/184/innovative-thinking-from-mead-johnson-means-that-babies-are-getting-the-nutrients-they-need ] means that babies with milk allergies are getting the nutrients they need - Trailblazing NHS Leicester City CCG [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary%20Care/181/trailblazing-nhs-leicester-city-ccg-are-setting-up-unique-private-sector-relationships ] are setting up unique private sector relations to ensure elderly patients retain their independence for longer - It's five months to go before NHS Kernow [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/180/nhs-kernow-are-already-thinking-getting-to-grips-with-a-new-form-of-commissioning ] take charge of their area and they're already thinking getting to grips with a new form of commissioning - The Department of Health [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/All/172/the-department-of-health-are-encouraging-private-and-public-sectors-to-work-together ] are encouraging private and public sectors to work together in providing the best range of care - Expert advice from Neurological Commissioning Support [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/187/advice-from-neurological-commissioning-support-is-helping-commissioners-understand-neurological-care ] is helping commissioners understand the neurological care - A collaboration headed up by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/160/pharmaceutical-giant-astrazeneca-is-ensuring-patients-get-the-right-medication-programme ] - is ensuring patients get the right medication programme - and that they stick to it - Bridging the gap: Outsourcing specialist Apodi [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/157/outsourcing-specialist-apodi-is-enabling-the-nhs-and-the-private-sector-to-work-together ] is enabling the NHS and the private sector to work together - One of the world's leading suppliers of healthcare products Henry Schein [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/All ] is now offering new training and education services - A new generation of local health centres designed by Assura Group [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/All/159/a-new-generation-of-local-health-centres-designed-by-assura-group-is-improving-patient-experiences ] is improving the patient experience - Strength in numbers: Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/All/166/chorley-and-south-ribble-ccg-and-greater-preston-ccg-bringing-services-closer-to-patients ] bringing services closer to home - Derbyshire Health United [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/170/derbyshire-health-united-is-the-first-out-of-hours-provider-to-be-integrated-with-the-111-service ] is the first Out Of Hours provider to be integrated with the non-emergency 111 service. - Get patients involved with public health, says engagement expert [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/PrimaryCare/173/get-patients-involved-with-public-health-says-engagement-expert ] - Dixon [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/171/dixon--clinicians-must-drive-through-health-reforms ]: Clinicians must drive through health reforms - Dr Amit Bhargava explains how new CCGs can provide a fully integrated service - Dame Barbara Hakin [http://healthcarenews.itn.co.uk/Primary Care/161/dame-barbara-hakin-recalls-her-highlights-on-the-road-to-a-new-era-of-commissioning-in-the-nhs ] recalls her highlights on the road to a new era of commissioning in the NHS
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