Supporting our Partners in Care- Quality Assurance and Improvement Team
Across the North Yorkshire and York area, work to support the independent care sector in preventing and managing outbreaks of Covid-19 has helped consolidate and expedite collaboration between Health and Social Care colleagues to develop the offer of support to you, the people you support and staff.
As a result of learning from the last 2 ½ years, Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (HNYHCP), previously known as the Vale of York and North Yorkshire CCGs) & North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) are working together on a pilot to deliver an integrated approach to quality assurance and quality improvement.
The pilot will run from May 2022 to 31 March 2023 and will see the NYCC Quality & Service Continuity Team and York Place Quality Nursing Team working as an integrated service led by Principal Nurse/ Head of Quality Improvement. The Quality Assurance and Improvement Team will see Quality Nurses, Quality Improvement Officers and Quality Assurance Officers working together, with a risk-based approach, to provide support and advice to providers across York & North Yorkshire (including Craven). By working as a single service, we will be able to ensure that the most appropriate support is provided by the most appropriate staff for the job.
This offer does not detract in any way from the proactive and innovative work that is already underway by providers. Colleagues across the independent care sector have and continue to work incredibly hard under great pressure to keep people and staff as safe as possible. It is hoped that by all Partners coming together they will feel able to call on extra resource or expertise to help compliment existing structures to look after people and staff.