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
This was developed by members of our community and health and care professionals working together to establish a framework for working together successfully (Cumbria Way Co-production Toolkit 2018)
It follows a 12 month period of review of progress to sustain and develop services and the recommendations of an Independent Review Group (IRG) made up of independent clinical specialists chaired by Dr Bill Kirkup CBE.
The review was commissioned following the Healthcare For The Future public consultation in Autumn 2016, and follows the decision made in March 2017 to continue services and test them while working with the public.
The report acknowledges the hard work of staff in the service and the innovative work by the community to support services through the Working Together Group.
Dr David Rogers, medical director for NHS North Cumbria CCG, said: “The CCG has been committed to providing sustainable consultant-led services and we are pleased to see the hard work of a lot of people over a number of years being recognised.
“The Trust has faced problems recruiting and it is clear that is improving, and there has been considerable commitment from the staff to make things work.
“I also want to thank the people who have given up their time and got involved in ‘working together,’ they have made a real difference. It is clear when you read the Independent Review Group’s report, that three years on, we are now in a very different place.”
The Cumbrian Way Towards Co-production
People across our community; members of the Working Together Groups; members of the Community Alliances in Alston, Maryport and Wigton; the West Cumbria Community Forum; the Third Sector and public sector staff.
All the staff and patients of our North Cumbria Health and Care System
Developed by Healthwatch Cumbria and Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative CLIC
& Thank you for the vital support from NHS England