TableĀ 1

Common aims and mechanisms

Mechanisms and related initiativesAims
For patientsFor services
More convenience less disruptionImprove experienceProvide same or better care in the community as in hospitalReduce cost
1. Shared responsibility between paediatricians and primary care professionals
Telephone MDT, hospital at home
2. Upskill GPs in paediatrics
Telephone MDT, GP outreach clinics, advice and guidance
3. Establish professional relationships between paediatricians and primary healthcare professionals and share norms
Telephone MDTs, hospital at home, GP outreach clinics
4. Take specialist care to the patient
Hospital at home, GP outreach clinics
  • GP, general practitioner; MDT, multidisciplinary team.