Quality care needs qualified, experienced and specialised professionals working in multidisciplinary or interprofessional teams to deliver safe, effective and cohesive care with the person at the centre of all services.
Unfortunately, many users of health and care services may experience fragmented approaches to care in the current health and care system.
Researchers at the Caring Futures Institute are pioneering the development and delivery of novel models of care through academic partnerships in a range of clinical and community health and care settings.
As with all novel interventions, there will be challenges and barriers to the delivery of novel models of care. However, we believe that optimal care, tailored to, and in line with, patient preferences has the potential to improve clinical outcomes, patient reported outcomes and reduce the burden on the health and social care system.