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Our health and care providers and commissioners are working with a range of organisations that support our community.
The North Cumbria Integrated Health and Care Partnership brings together the following system partners:
NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group plans and buys most of our clinical services and reviews performance and quality. It also supports our GP services.
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust runs our two main hospitals the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and community services, including district nursing.
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services.
Our system also involves GPs, North Cumbria General Practice Provider Collaborative, North West Ambulance Service, and our many independent providers of home care, care homes and nursing homes.
Our health and care partnership values our vibrant third sector organisations – many of them are providers as well as advocates for key groups in our community including carers, those with disabilities and older people.
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is one of 38 LEPs in England. They are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth. By 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country 'firing on all cylinders.'
Cumbria CVS provides a valuable connection to our third sector partners.
Healthwatch works with our communities and checks we are delivering effective services.
Our Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) is developing continuous improvement in our services and teams.
Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is one of 42 Active Partnerships in England and is hosted within Cumbria County Council’s Public Health Team.
Working in partnership with Cumbria County Council.
Joining up our health and care services is an important step to making sure everyone in our community has access to the right care when they need it.
We want that care to be seamless. Whether you need to be admitted to hospital or when you are well enough to go home you should get the right support.
Bringing our teams together means they can work more effectively across pathways and conditions to deliver care in a fully integrated way.
North Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership Leaders Board - Virtual
Our North Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership Leaders Board (ICP LB) is where our partners will come together to implement the system-wide vision for North Cumbria Health and Care Partnershi...
Vision, Ambition, Purpose and Strategy (North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership)
We want to build a new integrated health and care system together using our collective capabilities for a healthier and happier population.
Our Priorities (North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership)
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Integrated Care Communities (ICCs) in North Cumbria
An integrated care community is where teams work together to improve the overall health and wellbeing of their community.
Harnessing the energy, ideas and enthusiasm of our community to help us tackle the issues that are challenging our services.
Projects (North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership)
Some examples of our Partnership / System Projects including a focus on 'No Place Like Home'.
North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership Recruitment
What are we doing to tackle our recruitment challenges?
You can read more at the North East and North Cumbria ICS website here:
We work closely with our colleagues in the north east. Our patients receive specialist care from teams across the region and we share many of the same challenges around workforce and sustainability.
It makes sense for us to work together to tackle these issues collaboratively and develop partnership – such as our new Cancer Centre being built in Carlisle which will be run by the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We are actively involved in helping shape plans for our region and we are part of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) - More information here.
REMOVING ORGANISATIONAL BOUNDARIES
We are working in a more integrated way than ever before, bringing teams from different organisations together in the best interests of our patients and communities. This should mean more effective care, with fewer barriers and less duplication.
INTEGRATED CARE COMMUNITIES
Integrated care communities (ICCs) work together to improve the overall health and wellbeing of their community. Health and social care professionals, GPs, the third and voluntary sector and the community will work as one team to support the health and wellbeing of local people. There are 8 across North Cumbria.
Co-production is working together. We know the NHS doesn’t have all the answers and we want to harness the energy, ideas and enthusiasm of our community to help us tackle the issues that are challenging our services. Services are better when the voice of the patient, the community and the staff help shape the delivery of our health and care.
WHAT IS INTEGRATED WORKING?
In integrated working patients see the professional who can most effectively meet their needs at any one time, regardless of the organisation that professional works for.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
Our aim is to keep people living healthily, independently and feeling in control of their own health and wellbeing. If you need help from the health and care system, we want to make it as easy as possible to access and provide an experience which is tailored to your individual needs.
Everyone who lives, works, or even visits north Cumbria will benefit from better integrated health and care.
All members of the community stand to benefit from services which are easier to access, better organised, more joined-up and, most importantly, focused around patient need.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR STAFF
Our workforce will be at the very heart of truly integrating care across north Cumbria and joining up services in a better way for patients.
The NHS faces many challenges, in north Cumbria many of these issues were explored during the Healthcare For The Future consultation.
We face the same problems as many other parts of the NHS:
- Finances are tight
- Demand is increasing
- We have an ageing population with people living for longer with more complex conditions that require regular care
- Challenges in recruiting specialists in areas where there is a national shortage – paediatric consultants, anaesthetists, stroke consultants and Accident and Energency specialists.
- Recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic
But for us it can be even tougher. Because we are seen as being remote, rural and coastal and some distance from large teaching hospitals/specialist centres it means we have to be more creative about the type of jobs we offer where we know there is a lot of competition.
For more information about North Cumbria Health and Care or for details about events and how to get involved contact our team.
Telephone: 01768 245486.
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