The NHS is facing a number of challenges. People are living longer, with more complex health issues, and across the NHS it is now recognised that to really meet these challenges we must take a longer view. They are not things that can be fixed overnight.
The Five Year Forward View (published in October 2014), set out how the NHS needs to adapt to be able to provide sustainable, personalised health and care services over the next five years. To support this, the NHS invited organisations and partnerships to explore new ways of working.
Dudley CVS was keen to contribute to this work and is working in partnership with local organisations to develop a new model of care in Dudley.
All Together Better describes this partnership between local NHS and care organisations, GPs and the voluntary sector which all believe there is a better way to plan and deliver care in Dudley. We are now working together to develop a new care model called a Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) to improve the way the most vulnerable people are looked after.
Under the new model, people who are registered with a Dudley GP will have their care coordinated by them. For example, a person with frailty and long‐term conditions, registered with a GP in Dudley, now has their care overseen by a multi‐disciplinary team in the community. This team includes the Dudley CVS voluntary sector locality link workers (Integrated Plus) who are connecting our most vulnerable people to the 1000+ community and voluntary sector organisations in Dudley.
This ensures a more rounded approach towards care that better meets the person’s medical and social needs – at one time, in one place.
These links also help to ensure that people have access to support and care from their local community.
As a result of the health and care system working together in this way, people are not only receiving the coordinated support necessary for their health needs, but they are also linking to the wider network of care and social interaction in their community to help them live more independently for longer. New ways of working will also mean that health and care staff will have more time to care for the people that need their expertise the most.
If you would like to watch a short film to describe this Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach please go to www.dudleyccg.nhs.uk/integration
You can find out more about Integrated Plus workers by watching this short video about their role.
The All Together Better partnership has arranged a number of Listening Events to help us find out what really matters to people in Dudley in general, and in relation to specific health services.
The Doodle Ad has been created by the partnership for the Listening Events and is being used to explain the changes to local people. View the Doodle Ad below.
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Commissioned by the local Police and Crime Commissioning Board, 9 organisations within Dudley borough, through 1-2-1 interviews and focus groups, recently undertook a survey with 417 Dudley residents who had been victims of crime. The aim of the research was to seek and represent the views and experiences of victims of crime as of February 2015.
The 9 organisations that took part in the research included:
Nine hospitals and 14 GP-led bids have been given part of £200m funding to provide integrated primary, secondary and social care. The approval of the ‘vanguard’ projects marks the next major stage in the implementation of NHS chief executive Simon Stevens’ Five-Year Forward View.
NHS England said that there were 269 applications from groups of nurses, doctors and other health and social care staff. In all, 29 bids were approved, including six bids by care homes.
The two main new models of care – the GP-led ‘multi-specialty community providers’ (MCPs) and the hospital-led ‘primary and acute care systems’ (PACS) – were included as part of NHS England’s Five-Year Forward View.
Dudley CVS is hosting its second event on integrated care for the voluntary and community sector in Dudley borough on 11th November 2014.
The purpose of the event is to bring together the voluntary and community sector to update them on where we are at with integrated care, our new pilot Integrated Plus, and to enable the sector to explore how it could contribute to the integrated care model being implemented in Dudley borough by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group and the Directorate for Adults, Communities and Housing Services.
The event will enable trustees/directors, staff and volunteers of voluntary and community organisations to:
– Receive an update on integrated care model in Dudley borough
– Learn about Integrated Plus
– View a live versions of PSIAMS, which is a new IT system developed for voluntary groups in Dudley that will help them to demonstrate their social impact
– Discuss how they can contribute to integrated care services in Dudley borough
Details of the outcomes of the event will be published in a blog soon or visit: integratedplusblog.com.
Please help us build a picture of the difference that Dudley’s volunteers and active-citizens make
As I am sure you are aware, volunteers make a major social and economic contribution towards the quality of life for people across the Dudley borough. In 2005 we did an audit and once we’d analysed the results, found that 14822 volunteers gave around 1 million hours that year!
Things have no doubt changed and we are keen to get an up-to-date picture of the difference volunteers make to local communities and services. Dudley CVS are looking for your help in completing this audit which will be used to provide an accurate snapshot of local volunteering activity. The information gained will be used to raise the profile of volunteering in the borough, demonstrate the diversity of volunteers and the impact they are making. It will be shared with local stakeholders and the final report will be available in October, when interested groups may contact us for a copy or download…
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