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:

Cumbria leads the way in prevention and management of Delirium

A service which is the first of its kind in the UK is leading the way in screening and assessing patients to prevent delirium. The Memory and Later Life service at [...]
Read moreCumbria leads the way in prevention and management of Delirium

Nurses from Cumberland Infirmary excel in Trauma Training

All staff from the A & E Department at the Cumberland Infirmary who attended a recent course have passed Major Trauma Network Nurse Training. They were the only [...]
Read moreNurses from Cumberland Infirmary excel in Trauma Training

System Leadership Board meets on Thursday 10th January 2019

The North Cumbria Health and Care System Leadership Board (SLB) meets on Thursday 10th January 2019. This is where health partners meet together to implement the [...]
Read moreSystem Leadership Board meets on Thursday 10th January 2019

Health Leaders in North Cumbria Welcome the NHS Long Term Plan

The Long Term Plan for the NHS which was published today (7 Jan 2019) has been welcomed by health leaders in the North Cumbria Health and Care System. The plan, [...]
Read moreHealth Leaders in North Cumbria Welcome the NHS Long Term Plan

ALSTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES ARE GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

There really is no place like home and more people on Alston Moor are able to be treated closer to home since the way healthcare was delivered on the Moor was [...]
Read moreALSTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES ARE GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Plan ahead to help yourself stay well this festive season

People are urged to plan ahead this festive season and ensure if they need any repeat prescriptions over the Christmas period to make arrangements and collect them [...]
Read morePlan ahead to help yourself stay well this festive season

Help yourself stay well this winter with a well-stocked medicine cabinet

GPs are urging people to be prepared this winter and ensure their medicine cabinets are fully stocked to help them keep well through any bad weather and illness. [...]
Read moreHelp yourself stay well this winter with a well-stocked medicine cabinet

Joint Chair sought for NHS Trusts

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are seeking a leader with significant experience of building alliances and [...]
Read moreJoint Chair sought for NHS Trusts

Work begins to increase bed capacity at Keswick hospital

Contractors have now started work to build an extension at Keswick hospital which will house an extra four in-patient beds. The extension will bring the total number [...]
Read moreWork begins to increase bed capacity at Keswick hospital

Successful recruitment event attracts nurses and midwives to Cumbria

Nurses and midwives from across the UK joined another successful recruitment event at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle earlier this month. North Cumbria University [...]
Read moreSuccessful recruitment event attracts nurses and midwives to Cumbria

System Leadership Board meets on Thursday November 1st

  The North Cumbria Health and Care System Leadership Board (SLB) meets on Thursday November 1.   This is where health partners meet together to implement [...]
Read moreSystem Leadership Board meets on Thursday November 1st

Support group set up for Pancreatitis

The first Pancreatitis Support Group has been held at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. [...]
Read moreSupport group set up for Pancreatitis

Breakfast café and activity programme support patients’ hospital recovery

A breakfast café and activity programme have been introduced for hospital patients in Whitehaven to support their recovery. Occupational therapists at West [...]
Read moreBreakfast café and activity programme support patients’ hospital recovery

Calling all nurses and midwives

Two NHS Trusts in Cumbria are inviting nurses and midwives who want to progress their careers to attend an innovative recruitment day this November. Nurses and [...]
Read moreCalling all nurses and midwives

North Cumbria Health & Care appoints Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Mark Jones has been appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) within the North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS). Working system-wide, the CIO role [...]
Read moreNorth Cumbria Health & Care appoints Chief Information Officer (CIO)
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