A new way of caring for older people in the community
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A new way of caring for older people in the community

Angela Jean Hudson Senior lecturers, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol
Lesley Jean Moore Senior lecturers, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol

The government’s modernisation agenda is challenging traditional practice by introducing new roles and concepts to meet the increasing healthcare needs of the older population and those with long-term conditions. Over the past two years several national pilots have been trialled to examine different models of managing care for these groups. One is the Evercare™ model, a case management approach to the delivery of care in the community for older people. This article focuses on a cohort of 12 nurses from three local primary care trusts who participated in the national Evercare™ pilot project from July 2003-April 2005. It examines the context for change, explores and appraises the development of a new role, and evaluates the educational partnership developed with a local university.

Nursing Standard. 20, 46, 41-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.07.20.46.41.c4471

Correspondence

angela.hudson@uwe.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review