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Local NHS system wins national award

Local NHS system wins national award
19 July 2018

Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs, along with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT), Portsmouth City Council, Solent NHS Trust, and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, won the Improving Care Through Collaborative Working at the Health Transformation Awards.

The award-winning application demonstrated many examples of integrated work taking place across the Portsmouth and south east Hampshire area to deliver the best care for patients.

In particular the area has been recognised for its work around the aligned incentive contract (AIC) between CCGs and PHT, which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham.

The AIC has been put in place ultimately to support improved service delivery to patients. It is intended to help focus on building relationships, collaborative working, and transformation, to improve quality, provide a framework to help us understand and manage risk.

To deliver this, changes have been made including:

  • introduction of a jointly developed tele-dermatology service, leading to rapid diagnosis and improved care for patients
  • increased use of e-referral systems between PHT and GPs, leading to swifter access to the right care at the right time for patients
  • development of a joint quality improvement programme and shared objectives
  • developing a single view of system bed capacity to support improved resilience planning
  • improved senior finance leadership relationships and approach to managing risk and issues, ultimately this allows for the rest of the organisation to focus on patient care

Sarah Malcolm, head of planned care redesign for the Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCGs, Mike Drake, director of planning and performance for the Portsmouth CCG and Kevin Nederpel, PHT’s deputy director of finance, attended the ceremony, which took place in London last month.

Mike said: "Our integration work has meant different organisations have agreed to a set of behaviours that give better outcomes for the whole system.

“We have been living and breathing these behaviours and we are thrilled to have won the award.”

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For more information contact Priya Mistry on priya.mistry8@nhs.net or call 023 9289 9509.