Report on the Buurtzorg Model of Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care Academy is delighted to be able to share this Report on the Buurtzorg Model of Health and Social Care. The Buurtzorg Model is an innovative model of care provision pioneered by former community nurse and manager Jos de Blok, which now provides care to 70,000 individuals in the Netherlands.

It is a truly person centred form of care, based on fostering human connections and supporting the individual to flourish within their community. It has also minimised bureaucracy and maximised trust and thereby the quality of care provided.

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Transformation of health and social care.. “If not now when; if not us who?”

My role with the Health and Social Care Academy means I get to meet and even interview some fascinating people. Recently Andy Lippok of Resolis Associates Ltd. took the initiative to invite the innovator of Buurtzorg to speak in Scotland and so we agreed with Andy to make the most of this opportunity and bring this to the wider audience of the Academy and beyond.  Jos de Blok of the Buurtzorg organisation in Holland is certainly an interesting person to speak to, I could have interviewed him all day. But he is also so much more than that. Because he hasn’t just identified or campaigned to change what is wrong in community care, he has revolutionised it in his country. Many have benefited as a result. Whats not to like? Read More “Transformation of health and social care.. “If not now when; if not us who?””