Pathway’s core service at UCLH is the subject of a review in the British Medical Journal this week. The article ‘A general practitioner and nurse led approach to improving hospital care for homeless people’, was written by Nurse Trudy Boyce, Dr Nigel Newett and Professor Aidan Halligan. The article reviews a range of data from the service at UCLH to show that a Pathway hospital team appears to be cost effective (it saves the NHS money) and quality effective (it makes things better for patients). To mark the articles publication the BMJ visited UCLH, interviewing core members of the team, homeless patients and attending the weekly multi agency team meeting. (Sadly the link to the podcast no longer exists)
The full paper is on the Pathway publications page – follow this click here for a copy.