HIV services at risk because of fragmented system
What can be done to better co-ordinate treatment and care for those with HIV?
immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient care in England is in danger of
deteriorating because of the complex nature of the way care is provided, a
report published by King’s Fund analysts has argued.
the Health and Social Care Act 2012 HIV services are provided by a combination
of NHS England, clinical commissioning groups and local councils. This will
make it more difficult to deliver effective care as demand rises in the future.
the number of older people with HIV increases the health and social care system
must be co-ordinated to keep up with their rapidly changing needs.
King’s Fund analysts said although the negative impact of fragmentation has not
yet become evident, HIV services are now at a transition point.
The King’s Fund thinks decision makers across the
health system must work together with HIV experts to maintain world-class HIV
treatment and prevention. Is that happening in the areas you know? What would
have to change to ensure that it does?
How could prescribing, the use of medicines and
patient outcomes be improved by changes in the way HIV care is delivered?
BMJ: HIV services at
risk from fragmentation, report warns
King’s Fund: The future of HIV services in England