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‘Care that is personalised – not standardised’ Local NHS and councils put integration plans into motion

Following last week’s announcement that local health and government bodies in the Vale of York were awarded Integrated Care Pioneer status, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are now putting their collective plans in place to deliver person-centered, coordinated care and support in Selby, York and Pocklington.

The plans will see the CCG and its partners working more closely to drive the collaboration of health and social care services which in turn will provide better support at home and earlier treatment in the community.

The CCG’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Mark Hayes, said: “Above all these new approaches will allow teams to provide care that is personalised and not standardised; supporting more engaged relationships with patients, carers and the public, so we can promote wellbeing and prevent ill-health.”

Speaking of the future plans Dr Hayes said: “As an example of our work, the integrated care pilot in Selby will allow us to deliver much needed improvements in care and support for the elderly. It will provide the platform for the CCG to collaborate with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its local authority partners to deliver seamless, high quality care that embraces innovation.”

Wendy Scott, Director of Community Services at York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: "In partnership with local authorities and the CCG, we have been working on plans to combine resources that will deliver a coordinated response to local health and social care needs in Selby, York, Tadcaster and Pocklington.

"These pilot schemes will be based around the needs of each individual and are aimed at helping people avoid going into hospital unnecessarily. They will aim to help people to be as independent as possible after a stay in hospital, and preventing people from having to move into a residential home until they really need to.

“The initial focus for the pilots is the health and care of elderly members of the community and people with long term conditions, but will ultimately expand to cover the Vale of York area and its whole population.”

The pilot schemes in the Selby, York and Pocklington areas are responsible for assessing, diagnosing and delivering care to enable individuals to remain at home or return there as early as possible following ill-health or crisis. The initial focus for these pilots is the health and care of frail, elderly members of the community and people with long term conditions, but will ultimately expand to cover the Vale of York area and its whole population.

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