Voluntary Sector Multi-Speciality Community Provider (MCP) engagement session

On 7th November 2017, Dudley CVS hosted with Dudley CCG a session with voluntary organisations and community groups across Dudley borough on Dudley’s new MCP.

Purpose of session

Following the launch of the procurement process for Dudley’s Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) in June, Dudley CCG recently announced the bidder that has made it through to the next stage of the procurement process.

Since September 2017, Dudley CCG has been going through a dialogue process with a consortium involving four local NHS Trusts and local GPs. The four trusts are – Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The new Multispecialty Community Provider (MCP) will bring together services in an integrated manner and will:

  • hold a contract of up to 15 years’ duration;
  • manage a single, whole-population budget;
  • transform the access to and delivery of community health and care services with Primary Care at the centre, and meet a defined set of outcome and performance measures.

As part of the dialogue phase, Dudley CVS hosted in partnership with Dudley CCG this engagement event for the voluntary sector with the potential consortia. This event enabled the voluntary sector to learn about proposed plans for the MCP and an opportunity to observe and engage in discussions on pre-set questions about how the potential bidder intends to engage with the sector over 10 – 15 years to meet the outcomes of the MCP.

For detailed notes from the meeting view the document below:

Dudley CCG has launched a public consultation to help shape the development of Dudley’s Multi-Speciality Community Provider (MCP). The consultation is to ask peoples views to help ensure that the new Dudley MCP is organised in the best possible way to meet people’s needs. Consultation is taking place on four key areas including:

Details of services included in the MCP contract (scope)

  1. The targets and outcomes expected to be achieved for Dudley people
  2. A description of the way the MCP is expected to operate (its characteristics)
  3. An expectation on how technology will be used to improve access (for example easier telephone/online access system)

How to get involved

You can share your views any time between Friday 15th July up until midnight on Friday 9th September. Take a look at Dudley CCG’s consultation document. You can return completed questionnaires free to the following address (just write this on an envelope):

FREEPOST RTGH-YKLH-AZXZ Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre Venture Way BRIERLEY HILL DY5 1RU

Events taking place across Dudley borough:

Join in with one of 5 public meetings:

  • Monday 1st August at the Zion centre Halesowen – 1pm-3pm
  • Tuesday 2nd August at The Beacon Centre, Sedgley – 10am-12noon
  • Wednesday 3rd August at Stourbridge Town Hall – 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday 4th August at Brierley Hill Civic Hall – 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Friday 5th August at DY1 in Dudley Town centre – 11am-1pm

To book a place at one of the above sessions please email Keren.Hodgson@dudleyccg.nhs.uk or call 01384 321730

Jump on the campervan between 1st and 5th August and leave your views in the video diary room. Dates and venues to be confirmed.

Come along to more focussed sessions to understand more detail on the following areas:

  •  Diabetes – Tuesday 19th July 4pm-6pm at DY1, Stafford St, Dudley, DY1 1RT
  • Primary Mental Health -Tuesday 6th September, 12pm-2pm, DY1, Stafford St, Dudley, DY1 1RT
  • Respiratory – Thursday 8th September, 2pm-4pm, Bank St Methodist Church, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DA
  • Outcomes, Characteristics and Scope – Monday 5th September 2016 10am-12.30pm, DY1, Stafford St, Dudley, DY1 1RT or Wednesday 7th September 2016 4.30pm-7pm, Brierley Hill Civic Hall, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DH

Alternatively you can:

Combating Loneliness and isolation conference

Integrated Plus Link Officers attended a Westminster Briefing conference on 9th March in partnership with ‘The Campaign to End Loneliness’ to understand this largely unreported issue and what is currently being done to tackle it. The conference provided an opportunity to learn about the causes and consequences of loneliness and more importantly solutions to combat it.

Loneliness and isolation have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of older populations and vulnerable people. There is a growing evidence base around the complex challenge of loneliness.

Here, is a summary provided at the conference from research undertaken.

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Nehemiah UCHA – Helping people to live independently and stay out of hospital

nehemiah

Nehemiah UCHA is a progressive housing association serving the African Caribbean, Asian, Irish and European communities. The Association provides homes for single people, families, couples and elderly people in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Henry Court based in Dudley provides 38 permanent one and two bed apartments. All have level access showers which are great for people who have recently been discharged from hospital or have mobility problems. Henry Court specialises in meeting the multi-cultural needs of its residents and provides a good choice of African Caribbean food. Lots of fun social activities are offered to residents and the wider community to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing. Some of these activities include:

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