Living with the primary care trust: a step-by-step guide for children's services
Author: Challener, Jill
Source: Clinician in Management, Volume 12, Number 2, 1 January 2004 , pp. 77-82(6)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Abstract:Integration of children's services has been proposed as an ideal model for seamless care. Health Act powers allow joint budget management across agencies and primary care trusts facilitate joint working. A model is described in which a complete children's service, including all acute and community elements, transferred to a primary care trust. Management and clinical governance accountability structures are described, and assessment and evaluation criteria proposed to assure safety of the process.
Document Type: Case Report
Publication date: January 1, 2004