North Cumbria Health and Care
Senior Leadership Board Agenda and Paper
 

How we are working differently in North Cumbria

 
 

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

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.
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An integrated health and care system

 
What do we mean by an integrated system?  Well, quite simply, we need to join up different parts of health and adult social care services so that they work seamlessly together.  Experience tells us this doesn’t always happen and this is what we want to fix.
 
What is integrated care?
In an integrated system, 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 a better integrated health and care system.

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.

NEW SYSTEM PROJECTS

 

Working differently in North Cumbria

 
324000Population
8Integrated Care Communities
39GP Practices
150Co-Production Events

Making it happen

 
The NHS and social care face increasing demand.

 

In North Cumbria we have an ageing population, this means many of our older residents have a number of health problems. It is clear if we stay as we are we will struggle to meet the needs of our population. The North Cumbria Health and Care System is working collaboratively to tackle these issues. Like every part of England we were asked to pull together a plan which we did through our Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

 

We are already looking at what else we need to do for our communities to meet the challenges of the future.

 

 

The work to integrate health and care services across North Cumbria has been rated as ‘advanced’ by NHS England > Read more

North Cumbria will join the ten areas already part of the integrated care development programme by NHS England > Read more

Health and Care Leaders celebrate ‘historic’ step towards improving health and wellbeing across North Cumbria > Read more 

Stephen Eames
We now have a real opportunity to break down the barriers that make it difficult for our people to work together which can only be good news for patients.
Stephen EamesSystem Lead / Chief Executive of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Professor John Howarth
This is a very exciting moment for our health and care services and there is a real opportunity for us to make sure the Third Sector is part of that change and is sharing its expertise, helping us to co-produce our services for the future together.
Professor John HowarthSystem Clinical Lead, Deputy Chief Executive of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Dr David Rogers
The future will see greater integration of all parts of health and social care alongside a relationship with patients where we will all take greater responsibility for our health and wellbeing, and one where we work together to ensure our precious resources are used to best effect.
Dr David RogersAccountable Officer / Medical Director NHS North Cumbria CCG

NEWS

 
Keep up to date with news and stories from North Cumbria Health and Care:

Choose wisely this winter

NHS services across Cumbria are appealing for the public to use their NHS wisely as services are extremely busy in the run up to Christmas. Professor John Howarth, [...]
Read moreChoose wisely this winter

New Chief Executive appointed to North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lyn Simpson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) following a recruitment process. Lyn has a [...]
Read moreNew Chief Executive appointed to North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

The NHS in north Cumbria is urging people to choose well ahead of cold snap

The NHS in north Cumbria is urging people to choose the right service for their needs ahead of a cold snap due this weekend. Professor John Howarth, Deputy Chief [...]
Read moreThe NHS in north Cumbria is urging people to choose well ahead of cold snap

System Leadership Board meets on Thursday 7 November

The North Cumbria Health and Care System Leadership Board (SLB) meets on Thursday 7th November 2019. This is where health partners meet together to implement the [...]
Read moreSystem Leadership Board meets on Thursday 7 November

Welcoming our next generation of healthcare professionals to north Cumbria

50 newly qualified nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and paramedics have joined the NHS in north Cumbria which is the biggest intake the Trust has had to-date. In [...]
Read moreWelcoming our next generation of healthcare professionals to north Cumbria

New leadership arrangements for north Cumbria’s NHS

It has been announced today that Stephen Eames, current chief executive at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, will take on a new leadership role [...]
Read moreNew leadership arrangements for north Cumbria’s NHS

21 new governors required for new Integrated Care Trust Governor’s Council

A unique opportunity to influence the future of healthcare in the county is now available, as North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) is looking [...]
Read more21 new governors required for new Integrated Care Trust Governor’s Council

Suicide bereavement support to be made available across England

Personalised bereavement support will be available on the NHS in England to care for people after a relative or friend’s suicide. People who have lost someone close [...]
Read moreSuicide bereavement support to be made available across England

GP Online Services offer patients more choice, support and control

Patients in north Cumbria are being encouraged to use online services which offer more choice, support and control in accessing their GP Services. Patients can sign [...]
Read moreGP Online Services offer patients more choice, support and control

Video Consultations offer more choice and flexibility to patients in Cumbria

New video consultation technology allows patients in Cumbria greater choice and flexibility with some of their appointments, reducing the need to travel. Video [...]
Read moreVideo Consultations offer more choice and flexibility to patients in Cumbria

CARING NHS STAFF PRAISED FOLLOWING LATEST CQC INSPECTION

A recent CQC inspection into some of Cumbria’s adult mental health services has found that staff are treating patients with ‘kindness and compassion’ and sets [...]
Read moreCARING NHS STAFF PRAISED FOLLOWING LATEST CQC INSPECTION

Changes to mental health services in Cumbria

Next week will see a number of changes to the way mental health services are delivered across Cumbria. Mental health and learning disability services currently [...]
Read moreChanges to mental health services in Cumbria

Maryport Day Hospital celebrates a new era.

The official opening of Maryport’s new Day Hospital has taken place.. Sue Hayman MP cut a ribbon to mark the occasion saying how proud she was of the people of [...]
Read moreMaryport Day Hospital celebrates a new era.

System Leadership Board meets on Thursday 5 September

The North Cumbria Health and Care System Leadership Board (SLB) meets on Thursday 5th September 2019. This is where health partners meet together to implement the [...]
Read moreSystem Leadership Board meets on Thursday 5 September

Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting

Two Cumbrian NHS Trusts are holding their joint annual meeting next month to reflect on the past year and discuss plans for the future. The annual meeting for [...]
Read moreJoin us at our Annual Members’ Meeting
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