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:

Consultant-led maternity services to be maintained at West Cumberland Hospital

Consultant-led services will remain in west Cumbria following a decision by NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body today. It follows a [...]
Read moreConsultant-led maternity services to be maintained at West Cumberland Hospital

Community and voluntary groups join health and care teams in north Cumbria

New roles in north Cumbria will enable community and voluntary groups to be more involved in the development and delivery of health and care services. Third Sector [...]
Read moreCommunity and voluntary groups join health and care teams in north Cumbria

NHS merger plans progress following feedback from staff and patients

Plans to merge two Cumbrian health trusts are progressing following feedback from staff, stakeholders and the public. North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust [...]
Read moreNHS merger plans progress following feedback from staff and patients

More take control of health and wellbeing thanks to new service

A new service launched earlier this year has already helped more than 150 people to take more control of their health and wellbeing. The Wellbeing Service is up and [...]
Read moreMore take control of health and wellbeing thanks to new service

Surgery in Workington looks into appointments via technology

A GP surgery in Workington recently took part in a project to use telehealth technology for some of its clinics to develop and improve services for patients. Orchard [...]
Read moreSurgery in Workington looks into appointments via technology

NHS parkrun being held on Saturday 1 June

After the success of last year’s parkrun for the NHS, a special parkrun is being held next month. On 1 June 2019 a GP parkrun Pledge Day will be held nationally, [...]
Read moreNHS parkrun being held on Saturday 1 June

Campaign developed in Cumbria to improve care of vulnerable patients launches nationally

A project called Stop And Watch, which was used firstly in America and modified for use in North Cumbria, has now been launched across the county and the North East [...]
Read moreCampaign developed in Cumbria to improve care of vulnerable patients launches nationally

North Cumbria’s children’s diabetes service performs above national average

A national paediatric diabetes audit has shown that north Cumbria’s hospitals are performing above the national average in several key areas set by the Royal College [...]
Read moreNorth Cumbria’s children’s diabetes service performs above national average

National Medical Director visits

Staff from our hospital and community teams were visited by the new national medical director for NHS England last week. NHS England’s Medical Director Professor [...]
Read moreNational Medical Director visits

North Cumbria Health and Care System seeks your views for the future

People using health and care services in north Cumbria are being asked to share their thoughts on the priorities being planned for the next five years. The North [...]
Read moreNorth Cumbria Health and Care System seeks your views for the future

International Day of the Midwife: how things have changed!

Sunday 4th May is the International day of the Midwife and in the week leading up to it we have been celebrating Cumbria’s midwives. We have shared stories from [...]
Read moreInternational Day of the Midwife: how things have changed!

System Leadership Board meeting on 2 May 2019

The North Cumbria Health and Care System Leadership Board (SLB) meets on Thursday 2nd May 2019. This is where health partners meet together to implement the [...]
Read moreSystem Leadership Board meeting on 2 May 2019

NHS leaders working collaboratively to improve services across the region

Issued on behalf of  Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Senior NHS leaders in North Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear are working in [...]
Read moreNHS leaders working collaboratively to improve services across the region

NHS asks for feedback on new name options

Health bosses are asking for views on a name for the new NHS Trust that will be formed later this year. Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North [...]
Read moreNHS asks for feedback on new name options

Three key appointments to system leadership team

Three key appointments have been made to the leadership team of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) [...]
Read moreThree key appointments to system leadership team
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