How we are working differently in North Cumbria
Removing Organisational BoundariesWe 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 CommunitiesIntegrated 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-ProductionCo-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.
An integrated health and care system
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.
NEW SYSTEM PROJECTS
Working differently in North Cumbria
Making it happen
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.