NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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Integrated Commissioning Programme

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Integrated Commissioning

Since 1 April 2015 NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Sheffield City Council have been working together and created a single budget of approximately £270 million for all appropriate health and social care services across Sheffield. 

This will transform Sheffield’s health and social care services to make care more coordinated and seamless. 

What will it mean for patients?

This short animation aims to bring integrated care to life for anyone involved in improving patient care. If those working towards integrated care can share this vision with others in their local health and care system, then there is a real chance they can make integrated care happen.

The Vision

The CCG and Council will work closely together to commission genuinely integrated services in the community that support people to stay well at home and provide a rapid response to health and social crises that enable people to stay home whenever possible. 

The focus will be on helping people maintain their independence and well being, crisis response and 24 hour support, and facilitated discharge to remove the unnecessary delays that prevent people getting back to their own home.

The Benefits

The benefits for our patients will include:

  • More seamless, integrated care and prevention services, improving patient experience and reducing handovers
  • A more holistic approach to health and wellbeing
  • More care and support provided for patients at home, enabling people to remain independent for longer
  • A single approach to long term care that focusses on maintaining independence and providing cost effective care, not assessing to determine who pays.
  • Better health of those most at risk of health crises requiring hospital admission, e.g. through care planning, better management of long term conditions and reduction of clinical and social risk factors such as loneliness and isolation
  • Reduced admissions to hospital and care homes
  • An improvement in patient outcomes and an increase in positive patient experiences of care
  • Better use of financial resources for the CCG and Council

Work-streams

The Integrated Commissioning Programme is made up of four core work-streams. These are:

  • Keeping People Well at home (coming soon) - This will focus on care and support and non-clinical interventions to support people identified as at risk of escalating care needs to stay well.
  • Active Support and Recovery - This will focus on primary care, clinical and social care services that provide support outside of hospital including short term interventions as an alternative to hospital care and help people get home and regain independence following time in hospital.
  • Independent Living Solutions (coming soon) - This will focus on community equipment services so they can be more integrated and focussed on patients’ needs.
  • Long Term Care and High Support (coming soon)  - This will focus on integration of assessment, placement, funding and contracting for long term care, including NHS Continuing Health Care and Sheffield City Council funding of residential care.
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