To achieve the NHS Long Term Plan’s ambition for every part of the country to become an Integrated Care System (ICS), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) must accelerate the process of bringing local health and care organisations together to join up planning and service delivery.
With a proven track record in bringing together health and social care to improve the health and wellbeing of their populations, Arden & GEM has key capabilities that can support emerging and developing Integrated Care Systems to make progress against immediate priorities.
Creating the right environment for collaborative and inclusive leadership is essential to developing the partnership culture needed for systemwide delivery and improvement.
Our approach includes:
We are experienced in providing leadership development support, including executive and board level coaching, to ICSs and supporting system alignment.
Systems often have multiple and complex governance structures in place. We help to create and co-produce effective system-wide decision making and integrated governance arrangements by:
When implementing major change, we have helped systems successfully navigate Clinical Senate and NHS England and NHS Improvement assurance processes.
Moving towards system financial balance and shared control totals requires a sound understanding of system financial drivers and efficiency opportunities, to develop clear and credible plans.
We are able to support you in establishing whole system financial models through:
We recently worked in the Nottinghamshire ICS to analyse cost control options and QIPP opportunities to deliver a robust cost containment framework with recommendations that achieved £3.5m in QIPP savings, along with a greater understanding of key cost drivers.
Alongside a better understanding of new contract model arrangements and options, new incentive and payment mechanisms need to be developed to drive the adoption of new care models.
We deliver joint contracting solutions that:
We are currently working with Lincolnshire STP to provide support in the above areas, with a focus on scoping mutually beneficial contracting arrangements which promote the right organisational behaviours.
To ensure local health economies are managing human resources collectively, strategic workforce planning, development and delivery is needed at system, place and neighbourhood levels.
Our support includes:
We have a strong track record of workforce development and delivery including whole system workforce redesign support in Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes, and realisable workforce planning for the Coventry and Warwickshire stroke service reconfiguration.
In order to best meet population health needs, further integration of care is needed across primary, community, acute, mental health and social care services.
We can help systems to deliver greater integration by:
We have worked alongside Dudley CCG, managing the procurement of one of the first ICPs in England, in a 15-year contract expected to cost around £300 million per year.
Digitally-enabled care offers new possibilities for prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment which can improve patient outcomes, address workforce challenges and deliver cost efficiencies.
Our solution focuses on three domains:
Through our unique innovation partnership with the Satellite Applications Catapult we are advancing collaboration between the NHS and the UK space sector through a series of projects to harness satellite connectivity, monitoring and data. This work is helping to address priority healthcare challenges including endoscopy pathways, ambulance conveyancing and patient self-management.
Adopting a population health approach provides an opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of an entire population through better planning and delivery of proactive care.
Our PHM solution is built on bringing together our unparalleled access to data with advanced analytical expertise including:
By creating the right environment, developing the right operational models and engaging with the wider community, care systems can meet their collective goal of delivering the best possible health outcomes for their population.
Our approach to working with Integrated Care Systems
We recognise that different systems each have their own unique starting point and are at different stages of maturation. We shape our support to each system’s priorities and goals.
We use a proven and structured four-stage approach to change which can be adapted to different levels (system, place and neighbourhood) and scopes (whole programme or specific elements). This approach is typically time-limited with a focus on enhancing the existing capabilities, tools and skills of teams to sustain change.
With a proven expertise in bringing together health, social care and the public to transform services, Arden & GEM is able to support your journey to integrated care at each and every stage.
We would love the opportunity to talk with you about working collaboratively to meet your integrated care challenges.
Arden & GEM is already supporting the integration of health and care systems across England. Find out more by accessing the resources below.
Arden & GEM and Alberta Health Services (Canada) were joined by over 100 senior healthcare professionals from both sides of the Atlantic at the recent ‘Maximising the impact of clinical networks and how to introduce a culture of value and stewardship into health systems’ webinar.
Arden & GEM is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting on stand E29 at NHS ConfedExpo 2022.
Arden & GEM’s healthcare solutions team will be joining the NHS Population Health Management (PHM) Conference on 21 April 2022 to explore how ICSs can create a healthy culture which drives effective PHM.
Arden & GEM’s business intelligence service was named winner in the ‘Supporting Healthcare Teams’ Response to COVID-19’ category and highly commended in the ‘Excellence in Data, AI and Automation’ category at the HTN Now Awards 2022.
Jayne Rooke, Programme Manager at Arden & GEM, and Alec Price-Forbes, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Coventry and Warwickshire ICS, share their experiences and learning points from a programme involving three Integrated Care Systems.
The value of data sharing and prompt analysis in pandemic decision-making has been demonstrated by an award-winning population health management programme in Cheshire and Merseyside, supported by data expertise from Arden & GEM.
Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital commissioned Arden & GEM’s Effective Leadership Solutions team to undertake an independent well-led review that will help the Trust operate within an increasingly complex and changing NHS landscape.
Learning and Development Manager, Dr David Mathew, considers that role that hybrid learning can play in helping NHS leaders face the challenges of building teams and managing people effectively in a new world of hybrid working.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to exert pressure throughout the health and care system, on top of an already overstretched service, never has it been more important for us to use NHS resources wisely. In this blog for NHS Confederation, Sally Eason discusses the role that effective evaluation can play in developing new ways of working.
NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit has been selected to develop a segmentation model and outcomes framework to enable NHS Leeds CCG to realise its vision for population health.
If you’d like to find out more how we can support your journey to integrated care, please contact us here: