New report sets out shared vision for place-based, person-centred health and care

A new report, published today by a group of organisations including NHS Clinical Commissioners, sets out a refreshed commitment to transforming health, care and wellbeing services to improve people’s health and care.

The report, Shifting the Centre of Gravity: Making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality’, represents a vision for system-wide transformation shared by Local Government Association, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, the Association of Directors of Public Health, the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers. It builds on the 2016 publication ‘Stepping up to the place’.

The examples and case studies in the report demonstrate what can be achieved by local government, the NHS, the voluntary sector, and service user and carer groups working together to improve health and deliver place-based, person-centred care. It is hoped that this report will help to support our organisations’ respective members to shape their work on integrated health and care.

Photo of Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical CommissionersJulie Wood, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, launched the report at the first day of the National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) in Manchester. She said:

“The integration of health and social care is key to delivering truly person-centred care. We’re pleased to join with our partners across the system again to emphasise the role of all players – like our member CCGs – in place-based commissioning and delivery.

“Continuing to work towards these shifts will be essential if we are to achieve our shared ambitions of transforming care and delivering better outcomes for our populations.”

IanHudspethCllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, added:

“This report sends a clear message that when it comes to how health and adult social care is delivered, more of the same is not an option. We are fully committed to working together to transform health, care and wellbeing services to improve people’s health and care outcomes.

“The examples in this report show what can be achieved by organisations and staff from local government, the NHS, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, and service user and carer groups working together to improve health and deliver person-centred care.

“It sets out our refreshed, shared vision and the actions that will help local systems to progress their work on system-wide transformation.”

 

14 November 2018