We know the NHS and social care system don’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.
After the Healthcare For The Future consultation, health leaders promised to work with our communities to implement changes and improve and develop our services. It is open to everyone who cares about our services and wants to work constructively to develop them.
We are learning as we go about effective ‘working together’ and will share best practice as it develops.
Information here includes:
– Upcoming Meetings with associated notes and documents
– Great Examples of Co-production in Action
– Working Together Steering Group
– Community Hospitals Working Group
– Stroke Services Working Group
– Children’s Working Group
– Recruitment and Retention Workstream Group
– Maternity Voices Partnership
– Experience of Care at Distance Group
– Telemedicine Working Group
We are one of 5 Integrated care Systems to have successfully bid to be part of the programme.
In North Cumbria we are looking at the prevention of cardiovascular disease such as stroke and heart disease and the detection of conditions like atrial fibrillation which could lead to stroke.
We are hoping to pilot a project in the Copeland area which we could share across the north of the county.
Members of the Third Sector, the West Cumbrian Voices for Healthcare, the Stroke Association, Rotary, Healthwatch and Public Health are working with NHS colleagues to shape and develop a project.
You can find out more about IVAR and the BHP process here: https://www.ivar.org.uk/our-research/building-health-partnerships/
It focuses on facilitating a conversation between local people, the third and voluntary sector and public agencies.
The processes offers support to design a collaborative approach to health challenges with some members of the group going on to leadership training with the Kings Fund.