We can help you make your local integrated health and social care a reality. Working across the health and social care sectors, we explore the benefits and challenges of integration, focusing on system redesign, culture change and involving service users and carers to achieve long-term success.
Our organisational development experts understand how successful partnerships work – having engaged with a range of personnel, from frontline teams to clinical leaders and senior staff.
To help you integrate your health and social care, we work with you to:
- help local commissioners and providers work closely together in strong partnerships;
- test ideas with frontline health and social care professionals, users and carers to find out what will work locally;
- create buy-in and ownership for long-term success.
We support your integration plan by:
- facilitating partnership strategy meetings, enabling you to meet the planning requirements for the Better Care Fund while building critical relationships;
- engaging service users and carers, as well as health and social care professionals;
- helping you design your integration model, building solid proposals and business cases, including the detailed integration plans required by the Department of Health by March 2014;
- advising your partnership on delivery options such as multi-disciplinary teams, care navigators, different approaches to care planning, admission prevention schemes, intermediate care and reablement;
- testing your Integrated Care System through simulations to highlight provider risks, user experiences, skills training needs and other issues.
- providing practical support in information sharing, finance, governance and workforce training and development.
- brokering arrangements across the partnership to reduce unplanned admissions and provide seven-day access to hospital discharge.
- designing evaluation processes to measure the impact and value of new care arrangements for service users.
- shared leadership development with your local integration partners.