Developing a programme theory of integrated care: the effectiveness of Lincolnshire’s multidisciplinary Neighbourhood Teams in supporting older people with multi-morbidity (ProTICare)

HARG conducted a 12 month real time service evaluation of NHS Lincolnshire’s four Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs), Phase Two Integrated Neighbourhood Team (NT) sites. The research was carried out between August 2016 and June 2017. It was informed by a realist methodology. Research was undertaken with participants who were involved in NTs in Gainsborough, Sleaford, Stamford and Welland, and Skegness and Coast. Participants included directors, commissioners, GPs, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, community mental health teams and third sector organisations e.g. Evergreen Care, St Barnabas Hospice, Age UK. The main aim of the project was to assess the effectiveness (processes, mechanisms, experiences) of Lincolnshire’s Integrated Neighbourhood Teams providing services for typically clinically frail, often elderly people, with co-existing, long term conditions. The NTs were conceived as a proactive, community based approach, which supports the needs of their locality, by bringing together various health, social care and third sector organisations with the aim of developing integrated – or joined up – care. For further details on this evaluation please use the link below.

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