Scaling up Shared Lives in Healthcare - Learning more about our new partner areas
Fiona and Jenni have been promoting the Shared Lives and NHS England partnership and building relationships with the newly announced CCGs and Shared Lives schemes who will be taking the project forward. The five areas who will be receiving a share of NHS England funding to develop the Shared Lives model for health are Barnsley, Bolton, South Tees, Southern Derbyshire and a partnership of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester. For more information about these announcements click here.
As well as health being the focus of Shared Lives week, it was also the main theme at our England conference which took place in Bristol this week. We were thrilled to be joined by James Sanderson, Director of Personalisation and Choice and Eileen Mitchell from the Person Centred Care Team at NHS England for a full day of seminars, workshops and presentations. You will be able to read more about our health themed conference shortly and see a video of James Sanderson’s presentation.
As part of the programme, we have identified 2 Accelerator Regions which will support the scaling up of Shared Lives across a region. These regions have now been identified as the North East and the Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucester (BNSSG) regions. Next week we will be advertising to find a part time Regional Officer in each of the regions, vacancy details will be posted here
Over the next ten weeks we are going to do a feature on each of the five areas focusing on the schemes and projects that will benefit from the funding. We will be asking:
- What is the outline of your project and who will it help?
- How many people will benefit?
- What support needs will you focus on?
- How will you build partnerships with CCGs to develop Shared Lives?
- What does success look like for your area in developing Shared Lives within health?
What do you believe the future looks like for Shared Lives within the NHS?
We value everyone who supports this programme, and we would like to offer you the opportunity to put forward any questions you have about the five areas receiving funding to develop Shared Lives in health.