Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England
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Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

Vari Drennan Professor of healthcare and policy research, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s University of London, England
Fiona Ross Professor, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Kingston University and St George’s University of London, England
Melania Calestani Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s University of London, England
Mary Saunders Principal consultant, Quest for Community Health, England
Peter West Independent health economist, England

A central London NHS trust piloted an adapted Buurtzorg model Neighbourhood Nursing team to test and learn how the model might work. Buurtzorg means neighbourhood care in English. It is a nurse-led model set up in the Netherlands in 2006 to promote integrated health and social care. An evaluation of the early pilot was undertaken between January and July 2017. The pilot began in November 2016. The evaluation included interviewing patients and relatives, GPs, other practitioners and managers; analysing documents and anonymised patient records as well as observing and interviewing neighbourhood nurses and district nurses. The pertinent findings of this early work are outlined here.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1479

Citation

Drennan V, Ross F, Calestani M et al (2018) Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1479

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Correspondence

v.drennan@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Acknowledgement and disclaimer

Our thanks and acknowledgement to all the patients, nurses, managers and others who helped us undertake this work. This was an independent evaluative study funded by Health Education England (South London), in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily the views of the funders or the NHS

Published online: 20 September 2018

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