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By ISQua Wednesday. Jun 11, 2014

One Person One Team One System

The Oldham Commission argues for a radical new approach over 2015-2020 to rework the health and social care system to meet the changing needs of the population. Behaviours across the system will have to change fundamentally, with the needs of one person being addressed by health and social care staff acting as one team from organisations behaving as one system.

The model of care the NHS and social care deliver today was created for a very different population, with different illnesses and care needs. Providing good, but episodic, care does not meet the needs of today’s ageing population, many of whom have long term conditions. The challenge for health and social care organisations is that in order to meet the needs of today’s population, the system needs to radically change its model of care.

Few people disagree with this diagnosis of the problem. People need coordinated care based on the outcomes that matter most to them.

In March 2014, Sir John Oldham’s Independent Commission on Whole Person Care published its report ‘One person, one team, one system’. The Oldham Commission argues for a radical new approach over 2015-2020 to rework the health and social care system to meet the changing needs of the population. Behaviours across the system will have to change fundamentally, with the needs of one person being addressed by health and social care staff acting as one team from organisations behaving as one system.

This report can be downloaded from here

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