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Leadership for Personalised Care – update from our national roundtables

27 March 2019

Earlier this month, C4CC along with the NHS Leadership Academy hosted three virtual roundtable events aimed at building support and a consensus for an approach to leadership for personalised care, co-production and community building.

RCGP work to update person-centred care resources

27 March 2019

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is currently working to update its resources on person-centred care around personal health budgets, the new Universal Personalised Care Plan and Comprehensive Model.

Meet Ken…

27 March 2019

What’s the best way to support someone who’s too well to stay in hospital, but not quite well enough to go home?

Shared Lives Plus has created a short film about Ken, who’s in precisely that boat.

Invitation to tender: Reading Well co-production

26 March 2019

The Reading Agency is looking for a co-production partner to facilitate the development of Reading Well for children and family mental health, which will launch in public libraries in February 2020.

Ensuring a comprehensive approach to community

25 March 2019

A number of C4CC partners are working together to explore ways to ensure a whole-system strategy to community-based approaches.  This work comes on the back of the publication of Universal Personalised Care and C4CC partners wishing to strengthen its focus on community-centred and community-strengthening ways of working.

C4CC partnership continues to grow

25 March 2019

C4CC welcomes three new partners this month, Power to Change, Disability Rights UK and the National Association of Link Workers.  The C4CC partnership now represents a broad mix of more than 60 organisations all committed to working together to ensuring better personalised care in health services.

C4CC bids farewell to co-production team members

22 March 2019

This month has seen the final meeting of the Coalition’s Coproduction Team, as the current team reach the end of their four-year terms. Team members met and reflected on their experiences, and enjoyed a cake at their final gathering.

What the announcement of new areas of ‘Rights to Have’ for a personal health budget means in practice

21 March 2019

On 21 February 2019 the Department of Health and Social Care published the consultation response on extending legal rights for personal health budgets and integrated budgets.  It extends the legal ‘right to have’ beyond NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.

Survey for people with experience of a personal health budget

20 March 2019

NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run a survey from 14 March to 14 May 2019 to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.

Universal Personalised Care: Implementing the Comprehensive Model

31 January 2019

Today marks the launch of the action plan for Universal Personalised Care which signals a significant step-change in the scale and delivery of personalised care in the NHS.

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C4CC partners respond to launch of Universal Personalised Care.

31 January 2019

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1,000 link workers to be recruited to support expansion of social prescribing

28 January 2019

NHS England has this week announced plans to recruitment  1,000 ‘link workers’ to help patients live fitter, healthier lives and combat anxiety, loneliness and depression.

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NHS Long Term Plan signals expansion of personalised care

7 January 2019

NHS England has today launched its Long Term Plan which includes a commitment to rolling out personalised care to five million people over the next ten years.

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Webinar: Care and Support Planning on 20 November

7 November 2018

C4CC and Year of Care Partnerships will be jointly hosting a webinar on Tuesday 20 November on care and support planning from 1pm to 2pm.

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Making it Real launched

11 October 2018

C4CC is delighted to this week launch jointly launch with Think Local Act Personal (TLAP), the new Making it Real framework for how to do personalised care and support.

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Network launched for employers of disabled people and people with long-term conditions

22 August 2018

C4CC partner CHANGE has launched a new network that will bring together a group of employers to encourage positive attitudes towards employing and supporting disabled people and people with long-term conditions.

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Help needed with survey about safe care for adults with complex health needs

22 August 2018

The NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translation Research Centre is running a survey with the James Lind Alliance to rank priorities for research about safe care for adults with complex health needs.

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Health Foundation offering research grants into continuity of care in general practice

20 August 2018

The Health Foundation has launched a new funding programme to help improve patient care and outcomes by exploring how to increase continuity of care within general practice.

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New person-centred care resources

1 August 2018

Skills for Health has produced a new Person-Centred Approaches Framework with Skills for Care. The framework, which was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) aims to distil best practice and set out core, transferable behaviours, knowledge and skills to develop and support the workforce to be person-centred. It focuses on how to enable the workforce to develop genuine partnerships with people, families, carers, communities and colleagues. This means planning, designing and delivering care and support and services with people.

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Volunteers needed to help with research project

26 July 2018

C4CC partner, The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is seeking volunteers to assist in a national research project around recording employment status as a health outcome.

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New NHS Alliance announces major changes

26 July 2018

New NHS Alliance (NNHSA) has announced its intention to become a community interest company (CIC), enabling it to better reflect its values and more clearly articulate benefit to communities. Read more….

People with lived experience invited to join Peer Leadership Academy

19 July 2018

People with lived experience of personalised approaches to health and social care are being offered the opportunity of participating in a highly regarded personal development programme that focuses on co-production. Read more…

Stronger together – Community Catalysts and Local Area Coordination Network join forces

13 July 2018

C4CC partner Community Catalysts and the Local Area Coordination Network have officially joined forces to pool expertise and better promote their community-based work programmes. Read more…

Webinar: 16 July: A new model to encourage person-centred approaches to long-term condition management 

29 June 2018

On 16 July 2018, the Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) will be hosting a webinar with Dr Ollie Hart who will be sharing his new quadrant model for a more person-centred approach to long-term condition management in primary care. Read more…

C4CC Supports Extending Personal Health Budgets

C4CC co-chairs have welcomed the announcement yesterday that the Government is to back NHS England plans to make Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) more widely available as part of its Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme.  Read more…

Developing Primary Care Leaders for the Future: An Accelerated Design Event

NHS England are running an Accelerated Design Event on 16th January 2018 in London on behalf of the National Coordinating Group on Primary Care Leadership Development. The aim of this fast-paced workshop is to shape national policy and support for primary care leadership development, and catalyse a movement to raise the profile of leadership development as a high priority for the long term. Read more

C4CC Welcomes New Standards to be Adopted For Letters to Outpatients

Hospital consultants will be encouraged to write clear, easy to understand and jargon-free letters directly to people and copied to their GPs, instead of the other way around, under proposals recently approved in principle by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and championed by the Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC). Read more

National Network Calls for More ‘Asset-Based Areas’ to Transform Communities and Services 

A briefing paper by Shared Lives Plus CE Alex Fox, which describes ten features of an ‘asset-based area’  necessary for developing strong communities and sustainable public services. Read more

Leadership For Empowered and Healthy Communities Programme – Recruiting Now

Following the continued success of the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme, new dates have been announced for the next cohort. Read more

C4CC’s Reflections on the Five Year Forward View Delivery Plan

C4CC Director Catherine Wilton and C4CC Co-Chair Fiona Carey reflect on what the delivery plan means for the Coalition and how it fits with the future workplan. There are also reflections from Sue Denmark on what it means to her as a person living with long-term conditions.

Job Opportunity with Spice Time Credits

C4CC partner, Spice Time Credits, has an exciting opportunity to join their team as Head of Business Development, leading a motivated Business Development, Communications and Marketing Team. The deadline for applications is Monday 3 April at 9am.

Engaging and Empowering Communities: A Shared Commitment and Call to Action

C4CC partner, Think Local, Act Personal is launching  a commitment and call to action on Engaging and Empowering Communities today at National Children & Adults Services Conference in Manchester. Engaging and Empowering Communities: A Shared Commitment and Call to Action provides a persuasive case for working collaboratively to create strong and empowered communities, which is a key aspect of the Coalition’s ‘three Cs’.

New Campaign Launched to Improve Health Care Through Better Conversations

Research shows that people often don’t take their medications or change their lifestyles after after visiting a doctor or a nurse, while only about 60 per cent of people feel they are sufficiently involved in decisions about their care. A campaign is being launched to tackle this issue and improve the way in which health professionals and people talk.

Shared Learning Workshops with National Voices and Macc

National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme and Macc are hosting two Greater Manchester POW WOWs (shared learning workshops) bringing together people working in charities, wider health and care organisations, and those with lived experience to develop approaches which enable people to live well. Read more

New Partnership for Shared Lives Plus and NHS England

C4CC partners, Shared Lives Plus and NHS England, are delighted to announce a new partnership to expand Shared Lives in the healthcare sector. Read more

Leadership For Empowered and Healthy Communities Programme Recruiting Now

Following the continued success of the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme, new dates have been announced for the next cohort. Read more

Two Exciting Grant Opportunities On Metrics and Financial Modelling for Person-Centred Care

Together with NHS England, we are inviting submissions from organisations to work on two key areas of person-centred care – financial modelling and the use of metrics. The deadline for applications is Monday 21 December 2015 and the decision on the successful bids will be made week commencing 4 January 2016. Read more

C4CC at National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS) 2015

On Wednesday 14 October  to Friday 16 October 2015, the C4CC hub team will be at the National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS) 2015 at Bournemouth International Centre. We’ll be at the NHS England stand, hosting two sessions on person-centred care and people-powered health. Read more

C4CC Newsletter – Issue 08

Our latest newsletter is available for you to read now – this month we have updates from partners including RCGP, Skills for Care, NHS England Long-Term Conditions team, Timebanking UK and many more. We also have a new discussion paper on system levers – take a look now. Read more

New Publication and Webinar from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

The Clinical Innovation and Research Centre at the RCGP launched their new guidance: ‘Stepping Forward: commissioning principles for collaborative care and support planning’ at this year’s annual conference. Read more.

C4CC Newsletter – Issue 07

Our latest newsletter is available for you to read now – including news and information from C4CC and our partners. Read more

C4CC at NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015

The Coalition for Collaborative Care will have a strong presence at this year’s NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2015. We are involved in two sessions, focused on creating a better deal for people with long-term conditions and we have a stand (number seven), where people can come and learn more about the work we are currently doing, our plans for the future, and how they can help.

Building Community Capacity – Regional Events

Our partner, Think Local Act Personal, is working with C4CC, Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Alliance to provide a series of regional events on the topic of building community capacity. Read more

C4CC Welcomes Influential New Partners to Strengthen Our Alliance for Change

The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) has almost tripled its partnership strength in just five months. Read more

C4CC Newsletter – April 2015

We have just issued our latest newsletter – packed full of news and information from the Coalition and more. Read more

A moment of opportunity: a new blog from Martin Routledge

We have just published a blog by our director, Martin Routledge, on ‘Person-centred care and support – a moment of opportunity’. This is a two part blog which looks at the opportunities to build on the strengths of the NHS, but only if they are taken. Read more

C4CC extends it’s reach

The New Year has brought fresh opportunities for the Coalition to extend its reach and grow the national movement towards a better deal for people with long term conditions. We attended the Long-Term Conditions Conference  on 22nd January 2015 to run a session focusing on the Coalition’s present and future work. Read more

Janet’s story: life with a personalised care plan

To support last week’s launch of the C4CC/NHSE Personalised Care and Support Planning Handbook, the Coalition spoke to Janet Brown, who has multiple long-term conditions. Janet told us of her story of life with and without a personalised care plan. Read more

Personalised Care and Support Planning Handbook Launched

The Coalition for Collaborative Care and NHS England have launched a new handbook focussing on new ways of working to provide the best care for people with long term conditions.
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New care and support planning resources available

Today, the Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Partnership publishes new advice for councils on meeting Care Act 2014 requirements to ensure people lead the development of their own care and support plans.  This complements the care and support planning animation published by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on Friday and the Coalition for Collaborative Care/NHS England handbook to be published later this week.
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