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.e1479Citation
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.e1479Peer review
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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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