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Joined Up Care Derbyshire

A key element of the Care Act 2014, and other government initiatives like the Better Care Fund, will support the development of a more integrated approach to the provision of health and social care services.

This is to ensure that limited public funds are used in the most efficient way to achieve better outcomes and meet predicted increased demands.

Work is well underway with each of the clinical commissioning groups serving Derbyshire to look at how integration will work on the ground. Because the needs of local people and communities vary across the county and the current pattern of services and facilities are different, there will be different models emerging to reflect local requirements. Our priority will continue to be to ensure a consistency of access and outcomes for people and communities.

You will find a growing number of events being held locally to look at the best ways for services to work and to give citizens and professionals a chance to have their say about future models and service re-design. This development work supports the NHS unit of planning five year system plans. We are working with three of these system plans – North Derbyshire, Southern Derbyshire, and Tameside and Glossop.

The North Derbyshire plan being led by North Derbyshire and Hardwick Clinical Commissioning groups, working with us and other partners is called ''21st Century Joined Up Care''.

In South Derbyshire the plan is led by Erewash and South Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning groups and called ''Joined Up Care for South Derbyshire''.

21st Century #JoinedUpCare North Derbyshire

The Joined Up Care North Derbyshire collaboration is between the eight care organisations in North Derbyshire that buy or provide services for 392,000 local people. They're looking to find smarter and new ways of working together that improve services for Derbyshire citizens and use public money in the best possible way.

What people need from health and social care is changing. In North Derbyshire there is a growing elderly population and more residents have long-term, complex illnesses and perhaps a multiple number of conditions. It means the demand for the services continues to increase.

Some health and social care services are organised in outdated, complicated ways. There is a shortage of skills and expertise in some areas, so patients and communities aren't always given the right care in the right place. This is frustrating as 21st Century #JoinedUpCare (21C) wants everyone using their services to receive high-quality care and an exceptional experience.

The eight organisations have signed up to six core principles. In working together to provide great care and services the organisations will always:

  • treat you with dignity and respect
  • make our services person-centred
  • be flexible and adaptable to meet your needs
  • challenge what they do now and find better ways of working
  • work with you to plan and deliver services
  • promote healthy lifestyles and support you to make a change

Members of the public and care and health service staff and are invited to get involved by thinking about what they'd like from care services in the future, where they'd like to go for that care and how they think services could change for the better.

You can find out more about how to get involved on the 21st Century Joined Up Care website.

Integrated care in Tameside and Glossop

If you live in Glossop, Tameside and Glossop CCG play a key role in health provision in that part of the county.

We work closely with health partners from the CCG to make sure that health and social care support is joined up locally.

Tameside and Glossop CCG are also committed to delivering care much closer to home and their approaches also link to health and social care devolution activity taking place across Greater Manchester.