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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.
Our Strategy for North Cumbria Health and Care outlines our priorities for the next five years. The NHS Long Term Plan was published in January 2019 and we spent the Spring and Summer talking to our partners, staff, patients and community about what they felt was important.
We identified seven areas we felt were at the heart of the improvements we want to make to our services, and to the health outcomes of our population.
Various versions of the strategy are available to download from the drop down box above.
Our 3 Strategic Aims:
- We will improve the health and care outcomes of our local communities and support people of all ages to be in control of their own health
- We will build health and care services around our local communities
- We will provide safe and sustainable high quality services.
To help us achieve this we will focus on key areas
Our Strategic Enablers:
A) We will be a great place to work and develop
B) We will integrate how health and care and other organisations work together
C) We will live within our means and spend resources wisely
We listened to what you said, and added another based on feedback about making the best use of digital technologies
D) Deliver digitally enabled care
You can read more about our plans to improve services for our patients – and the staff delivering them. There are different versions of the strategy available, select the dropdown box above to view and download.
For more information about North Cumbria Health and Care or for details about events and how to get involved contact our team.
Telephone: 01768 245 437.
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