“Our focus is on working in partnership to deliver better joined-up services and making sure that people are at the centre of what we do. Integrated care simply means putting residents first – bringing together health and care practitioners to supply care focused on people’s needs and ensuring they can remain living independently for as long as possible.”
Working in partnership with local people
“By working in partnership with local people, we are committed to making the changes which will improve peoples’ health and wellbeing by ensuring they receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. This will include ensuring there is parity between physical and mental health services. We know there will be anxiety about what this will mean for individual communities, but as health and social care leaders we are committed to being open in our approach, setting aside organisational boundaries and acting with the best interests of patients in mind.”
Working together across organisations to provide services
“We are increasingly working together across organisations to provide services. Collaboration between Royal Cornwall Hospitals, Cornwall Foundation Trust and local GPs will improve our urgent care system this winter. We know that we have a way to go before we can offer the outstanding care we all aspire to. Health and care leaders are united in the view that we need to go further and faster to bring our health and care system closer together with the person at the centre. By April 2018, we will aim to be working like an Integrated Care Partnership that brings services together in a way that can make a real difference to people’s care and more reliably meets the changing needs of our community over the years to come.
Greater integration between health and care services
“Our plans to transform health and care detail the need for greater integration between health and care services. The results of our ongoing engagement with the public, clinicians, health campaigners, and people working across health and care, show support for a more joined-up delivery. “There has always been a boundary between people who buy health and care services and those who provide them. Creating an Integrated Care System gives us an opportunity to bring commissioners and providers together and work together with the common aim of putting people before organisational priorities, which can only be for the benefit of everyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. “NHS Kernow will consider the plans through its Governing Body, alongside discussion with our member practices.”