NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently considering how out-of-hospital services are commissioned. The CCG is aware that there is a lot of interest in how these services are commissioned and welcomes involvement from patients and the public at any stage. The development of proposals relating to out-of-hospital services is still in the early stages. A series of engagement events have already been held in order to inform the CCG’s early analysis of options.
The CCG would like to reassure all its stakeholders that it is aware of its statutory obligations, including those relating to patient and public involvement and equality / inequality. As the proposals are still being developed, no decision has been taken on whether a formal consultation exercise will be carried out. However, the CCG will ensure that throughout the process it involves patients and the public, in line with its statutory duties. Where appropriate, this involvement will include formal consultation. It is also important to note that the CCG’s statutory duties include procurement duties that require the CCG to treat all potential providers fairly and transparently.
All publicly available documents relating to the proposals can be viewed here: www.southwarwickshireccg.nhs.uk/About-Us/Governing-Body-Meetings/Extraordinary-Governing-Body-meeting-August-2015 and here: www.southwarwickshireccg.nhs.uk/About-Us/Governing-Body-Meetings/18th-November-2015. If you have any feedback on the proposals, or would like to provide more general views on out-of-hospital services, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3 December 2015
NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group will shortly be running a process in accordance with The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013, to appoint the most capable provider of out of hospital care services in relation to the adult patient population. These services are presently covered by community services, this includes people with long term conditions, the out of hospital service will also include older people with mental health problems and fast track CHC funding, the list is not exclusive.
If you would like to confirm your interest in participating in the process to appoint a Lead Provider please complete and return this document by Wednesday 9th December 2015.
List of Out of Hospital engagement
January-March 2015 Stakeholder Workshops, 53 attendees over four events and one feedback workshop.
March 2015 Patient and Public Engagement at ‘Have Your Say’ events with 50 participants over two events.
April 2015 presentation to the South Warwickshire CCG Gateway Group on Community Services and Out of Hospital options appraisal.
August 2015 presentation on the CCG’s initial draft of a 5 year Commissioning Intentions to the Gateway Group, this heavily featured information on Out of Hospital.
September 2015 presentation on the CCG 2016-2020 Strategy at a Have Your Say Day, this again featured heavily information relating to Out of Hospital.
October 2015 Out of Hospital presentation and workshop to the public at the Sydni Centre, Leamington Spa.
October 2015 Public opportunity to join Expert Reference Group was sent to all PPPG members and Health Champions in October – three members of the public have been appointed to the group and the first of these meetings took place on 24 November.
November 2015 Out of Hospital was included on the agenda for the November Gateway Group and included the wider PPPG.
November 2015 Expert Reference Group discussed Outcomes Framework
December 2015 presentation on Out of Hospital Services to the Adult Social Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee at Warwickshire County Council.
South Warwickshire CCG Commissioning Intentions and Strategic Plan have been available for public consultation. Both documents have a focus on Out of Hospital Care.
Working together to redesign Coventry and Warwickshire Out of Hospital services
Posted on 22 Apr 2016
Clinical commissioners and GPs across Coventry and Warwickshire are bringing together their individual Out of Hospital projects and creating a joint programme to transform the care available to some of their poorliest patients.
Out of Hospital includes a range of patient groups including the frail elderly and the housebound, and others with chronic, complex illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and common mental health conditions.
The three local CCGs involved are: NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS South Warwickshire (CCG) and NHS Warwickshire North CCG, which together serve a population of nearly one million..
The aim of the clinical commissioner’s programme will focus on enhancing people’s quality of life by improving health outcomes. They will be looking at how they promote more preventive care and early intervention, and make better use of healthcare technology and innovation.
Reshaping out of hospital care will enable the CCGs to achieve their joint vision of bringing care closer to people’s homes by:
- ensuring specialist care is delivered in the right place and at the right time
- providing more patient-centred care
- enabling greater collaboration between clinicians
- supporting individuals maintain their independence and stay in their usual place of residence
- using resources effectively and wisely.
The CCGs believe that the joint out of hospital services programme will enable the CCGs to meet the challenges they share as a result of a growing and ageing population that relies on accessible, high quality out of hospital services.
The Out of Hospital programme will be led by the CCGs and so by clinicians (GPs). It will consolidate and build on the work the CCGs have already undertaken to understand the community health needs of local people and develop a set of patient outcomes that providers of Out of Hospital care will be expected to deliver.
Dr Steve Allen, Chief Clinical Officer at NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG said:
“The programme will build on the extensive engagement work that all three CCGs have undertaken with local people to develop a set of outcomes for out of hospital services. This provides an excellent opportunity to promote more preventive care and early intervention which will enhance people’s quality of life by improving health outcomes
Dr David Spraggett, Clinical Chair of NHS South Warwickshire CCG, said:
“Patients have told us that they want a health and social care system that is better joined up and easier to navigate. They also want more control over their care and more of their care delivered closer to home.”
Dr Deryth Stevens, Clinical Chair of NHS Warwickshire North CCG, said:
“At the heart of this transformation is patients’ ability to access care in a way that meets their needs and puts them in control. It is a highly ambitious programme that will require providers, whether in general practice, community services, mental health services or hospitals, to consider how they can deliver services that are integrated, timely, convenient and specifically tailored to the needs of individuals.”
The joint programme will build upon the processes that South Warwickshire and Warwickshire North CCGs have been undertaking and incorporate the existing Coventry and Rugby programme.
The CCGs have recognised that by working together for the benefit of patients, they can have a greater influence on the shape of future services that will improve the quality of life for people in Coventry and Warwickshire. This new programme will allow the CCGs to integrate services where appropriate whilst reflecting the needs and aspirations of local communities.
By joining forces to reshape Out of Hospital care, the CCGs are demonstrating their commitment to working to develop a Sustainability and Transformation Plan that will strengthen and refresh health and social care in Coventry and Warwickshire over the next five years.