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:

Thank you from local GP

Local GP thanks hotel for opening its doors to support NHS staff working away from home Eden GP Ashley Liston has described the west Cumbrian hoteliers who have [...]
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COVID-19 patients in north Cumbria invited to take part in ground-breaking research to help further our knowledge of the disease

Patients in north Cumbria with symptoms of coronavirus are being given the opportunity to support research into Coronavirus/COVID-19. The NHS, through its National [...]
Read moreCOVID-19 patients in north Cumbria invited to take part in ground-breaking research to help further our knowledge of the disease

System Leadership Board meets on Thursday 5 March 2020

The North Cumbria Health and Care System Leadership Board (SLB) meets on Thursday 5th March 2020. This is where health partners meet together to implement the [...]
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North Cumbria Health and Care organisations launch a five year strategy to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan

Improving digital access to services, providing more care closer to where you live and improving the way health and care organisations work together, are at the [...]
Read moreNorth Cumbria Health and Care organisations launch a five year strategy to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan

Maternity wards receive top praise from local mums in CQC survey

Three maternity wards in Cumbria are celebrating after receiving top praise from local mums. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published results of a national [...]
Read moreMaternity wards receive top praise from local mums in CQC survey

Physician associate student receives award in honour of renowned Cumbrian medic

A final year physician associate student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has received a prestigious award in honour of Professor Olu Orugun* who [...]
Read morePhysician associate student receives award in honour of renowned Cumbrian medic

The NHS in North Cumbria is supporting young people to get their Dream Placement

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation (NCIC) is amongst a number of local organisations hosting placements for students interested in working for leading [...]
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Non-Executive appointments at the Trust

The NHS in north Cumbria has appointed two new non-executive directors. David Allen and Susan Mckenna have successfully being appointed as the Trust’s latest [...]
Read moreNon-Executive appointments at the Trust

#PassTheBaton campaign launches!

Today we are launching our new campaign called #PassTheBaton and are encouraging as many people as possible to take part! It’s a virtual relay challenge that will [...]
Read more#PassTheBaton campaign launches!

North Cumbria’s NHS aims to help people plan well for leaving hospital

A new information sheet has been launched this week for patients and their carers/families with the aim of helping people to plan well for leaving the Cumberland [...]
Read moreNorth Cumbria’s NHS aims to help people plan well for leaving hospital

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 [...]
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