A System Approach to Integration: A local government perspective on the journey so far

Date: Friday 12 October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Cambridge, CB21 6AL
Event Fee:Base Price - FREE

The current drive to integrate health and social care is arguably public services’ greatest and most ambitious programme of reform.  At its heart, it is about ensuring that those who use services get the right care and support whatever their needs, at any point in their care journey.

Much work has been underway to drive forward this agenda.

The Vanguard Programme, launched in 2015, provided an invitation for ambitious local systems to think boldly and to get the headroom to innovate and learn for the nation as a whole. Over a year ago, NHS England’s update of the NHS five year forward view announced that some Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) would evolve into what are now referred to as integrated care systems (ICSs).  And the learning from the Vanguard Sites will inform this wider transformation. 

So how much progress has been made?

This event, delivered jointly by the East of England LGA and Eastern ADASS, offers the opportunity for local government and its partners from across the East of England to come together to reflect on the progress made towards system integration so far.  The event will also provide space to assess and prepare for future challenges and opportunities for social care working in partnership with the NHS and more widely, both in the medium and longer term.

Objectives for the event are to bring together partners from local systems to:

  • gain an update on the legislation and policies impacting on the system integration agenda and discuss the implications of these with peers from across the region
  • get a better understand the challenges and opportunities to system integration, with a particular emphasis on the perspective of Adult Social Care strategic commissioning and service delivery
  • showcase examples of innovation/transformation across the East of England and learn lessons from local and national Vanguard sites
  • debate options for how organisations and disciplines collaborate across the East of England in the context of the national architecture
  • identify whether regional/sub-regional arrangements are needed to support transformation which could be taken forward in 2019/20 planning with health.

Audience: The event will bring together those responsible for making integration happen in local government in the East of England, including:

  • Directors and Assistant Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Directors and Assistant Directors of Public Health
  • Commissioning Managers from adult care services/Health
  • Strategic and Operational Managers in Adult Care Services/Health
  • Prevention Services Team Leads and Heads
  • Local Authority Directors of Housing
  • Elected Councillors with responsibilities for health and social care

10 places will be allocated to each of the 6 STP areas in the East of England.

If you have any queries please contact Jayne Cole, Events Organiser, East of England LGA
email: jayne.cole@eelga.gov.uk tel: 01284 758304

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