The national Health and Social Care Integration Pioneers programme invited local areas to demonstrate ambitious and innovative approaches to delivering person-centred. Since May 2013 over a hundred applications were received, and the winning examples have now been announced.
“Th[ere] has been a rigorous process to ensure only the most innovative and committed localities were selected to become pioneers. The aim is to make health and social care services work together to provide better support at home and earlier treatment in the community to prevent people needing emergency care in hospital or care homes”.
Read more: NHS England. Integrated care pioneers announced.
Integrated care pioneers announced. London: NHS England, November 1st 2013.
The nominated winning pioneers are:
- Barnsley: The Stronger Barnsley Together Initiative.
- Cheshire: Connecting Care Across Cheshire.
- Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
- Greenwich: Joint Emergency Team (JET).
- Islington: Islington Clinical Commissioning Group and Islington Council.
- Leeds: Early Start Service.
- Kent: CCGs, Kent County Council, Kent District Councils, Kent Acute Services, Voluntary Sector.
- North West London.
- North Staffordshire: Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Macmillan Cancer Support.
- South Devon and Torbay.
- Southend: Southend’s Health and Social Care Partners.
- South Tyneside
- Waltham Forest and East London and City: Waltham Forest East London and City (WELC) Integrated Care Programme.,
- Worcestershire: Well Connected Programme.