Community Nurses

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the test and learn initiatives piloted across the UK using the Buurtzorg nursing model.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the test and learn initiatives piloted across the UK using the Buurtzorg nursing model.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement are committed to learning from a wide range of models of care from across the world to help improve patient care.

NHS England and NHS Improvement officials met once with representatives of Buurtzorg UK in 2019 and have previously visited the Netherlands to gain first-hand experience of this model of care. Whilst there are no current plans to encourage the introduction of the model in its pure form to the National Health Service, underpinning elements of the model for example, supported self-management and person-centred care, are strongly encouraged.

Given the Buurtzorg model continues to be trialled in a few areas in England, no national assessments have been undertaken.

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