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, and North Yorkshire Council (NYC) are working together to deliver an integrated approach to quality assurance and quality improvement.
From May 2022, NYC Quality and Service Continuity Team and York Place Quality Nursing Team are working as an integrated service led by Principal Nurse/ Head of Quality Improvement. The Quality 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 and 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.
We have a launched a new provider support booklet designed for all care providers across North Yorkshire and York to help you navigate offer of local support available to your service, and in identifying and working with key local partners to support your team and those in your care.