Enhanced health in care homes
We have an ambition for the NHS to strengthen its support for the people who live and work in and around care homes. People living in care homes should expect the same level of support as if they were living in their own home - but this can only be achieved through collaborative working between health, social care, voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and care home partners.
The NHS Long Term Plan commits to rolling out the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) model across England by 2024, starting in 2020. This model moves away from traditional reactive models of care delivery towards proactive care that is centred on the needs of individual residents, their families and care home staff. Such care can only be achieved through a whole-system, collaborative approach.
Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
A way of providing better care to people who live in care homes, to help reduce unnecessary trips to hospital and help people leave hospital sooner. It means GPs, community nurses, care homes and local councils all working more closely together in a coordinated way.