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.
Complete Care Community – a national programme designed to support health systems utilise Primary Care Networks in tackling health inequalities – was officially launched on Wednesday 24 March through a virtual gathering of participating sites.
Arden & GEM’s Director of Business Intelligence and Provider Management, Helen Seth has taken part in a roundtable for Raconteur’s latest report in The Times on the ‘Future of Healthcare’.
On behalf of the MK:5G Connected Communities Project, our Head of Digital Transformation, Adrian Smith has been invited to speak at two virtual events aimed at showcasing and exploring opportunities for enhanced healthcare with the provision of a city-wide 5G network.
In this issue we’ll be looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare delivery and how different care settings have embraced existing technology to minimise
potential exposure for both patients and workers.
A new population and person insight report has been launched to enable health and care systems to develop a better understanding of their population to improve service planning and delivery.
National segmentation resources, produced by the Population and Person Insight project, are helping to build the foundations for wider population health and person-centred analytics. Find out more about the project and resources on a dedicated Future NHS workspace.
When six CCGs planned to merge to become the single strategic commissioner for the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, Arden & GEM’s OD Consultancy was tasked with supporting the development of an OD strategy with a focus on culture, structure and staff engagement.
Mark Smith has been appointed as NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit’s new Director of Finance, bringing 20 years of senior financial leadership experience within the healthcare sector.
A new national programme has been launched to work closely with a series of pilot sites, using population health approaches and multidisciplinary partnerships, to identify and tackle local health inequality challenges.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team onsite at a step-down discharge facility during the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted important opportunities to improve patient care by strengthening the links between primary, secondary and community pharmacy.
If you’d like to find out more how we can support your journey to integrated care, please contact us here: