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

 
323000Population
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 Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University NHS 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 Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University NHS 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:

Future nurses learn and earn at same time

Aspiring nurses in Cumbria now have a new route into the profession following roll out of Nursing Degree Apprenticeships. 17 healthcare assistants from North Cumbria [...]
Read moreFuture nurses learn and earn at same time

Speech after Stroke volunteers recognised for outstanding contribution to west Cumbrian community

Speech after stroke volunteers from west Cumbria have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to their community at an event in Cockermouth last week.  [...]
Read moreSpeech after Stroke volunteers recognised for outstanding contribution to west Cumbrian community

Open day to showcase Renal services at West Cumberland Hospital

Following the opening of the newly expanded Renal unit at West Cumberland Hospital (WCH) in Whitehaven, the team is now holding an open day to showcase their work on [...]
Read moreOpen day to showcase Renal services at West Cumberland Hospital

Young people invited to explore health and emergency service careers

The annual health care and blue light careers event will take place later this month to help young people in north Cumbria make informed decisions about their [...]
Read moreYoung people invited to explore health and emergency service careers

North Cumbria NHS celebrates providing better breastfeeding support

After equipping staff with the knowledge and resources to deliver the best possible care to breastfeeding mothers, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust [...]
Read moreNorth Cumbria NHS celebrates providing better breastfeeding support

New west Cumbria Chemotherapy suite to provide more treatment closer to home

A newly renovated chemotherapy unit is to open at the West Cumberland hospital. The Henderson Suite has now moved to its new home at the former special care baby [...]
Read moreNew west Cumbria Chemotherapy suite to provide more treatment closer to home

Breaking down barriers to better health and care

A guide has been produced by NHS England providing details on how NHS organisations and local councils in England are moving from fragmented services to local [...]
Read moreBreaking down barriers to better health and care

Cumbria celebrates 70 years of the NHS

The 5th July marked the 70th birthday of one of the nation’s best loved institutions – the National Health Service.  In Cumbria, NHS staff, patients and members of [...]
Read moreCumbria celebrates 70 years of the NHS

Carers recognised as key to improving health care

Local NHS organisations have made a firm commitment to strengthening the ways in which they support and involve carers of those accessing health services. Cumbria [...]
Read moreCarers recognised as key to improving health care

People across north Cumbria are now spending less time in hospital

People across north Cumbria are now spending less time in hospital when they are medically fit to be discharged thanks to successful joint working by health and [...]
Read morePeople across north Cumbria are now spending less time in hospital

Supporting more unpaid carers in north Cumbria

Health professionals have been working closely with organisations that support unpaid carers in Cumbria to find ways to reach more people and provide the support [...]
Read moreSupporting more unpaid carers in north Cumbria

Health providers explore options to formally join together

The boards of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have confirmed that, alongside their regulators and [...]
Read moreHealth providers explore options to formally join together

Health and care leaders celebrate ‘historic’ step towards improving health and wellbeing across north Cumbria

Health and care leaders across north Cumbria are celebrating the inclusion of the area in a national pilot to link up health and care services. North Cumbria Health [...]
Read moreHealth and care leaders celebrate ‘historic’ step towards improving health and wellbeing across north Cumbria

12 millon people to benefit from better joined up NHS and Social Care Work

Over 12 million people will soon benefit from better joined up NHS and social care as four more areas, covering four and a half million extra people, are today [...]
Read more12 millon people to benefit from better joined up NHS and Social Care Work

New NHS and care staff being welcomed with Tea With The Team

A special event welcoming new staff who have chosen to come and work here is being held in west Cumbria this weekend. The Tea With The Team event has been organised [...]
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