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Specialists in out-of-hospital settings

Specialist knowledge is too concentrated in hospitals to the detriment of patients, whose increasingly complex needs should be treated closer to home, the Kings Fund new report finds.

The King’s Fund visited six services where consultants are delivering or facilitating care outside hospital. This report presents the findings as case studies. It identifies key characteristics and challenges to this way of working and seeks out evidence of the benefits to patients and the NHS more broadly.