Solihull CCG was part of a team who entered the Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign category which was highly commended at the HSJ Awards in London on Wednesday 23 November.
The joined up submission, entitled ‘Transforming care for people with complex learning disabilities and autism’ was done in partnership with other CCGs including Coventry and Rugby, South Warwickshire and Warwickshire North as well as Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council, Solihull Borough Council and Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust. The project formed a shared commitment to service transformation and had a primary aim to deliver the actions set out in the Department of Health’s ‘Transforming Care’ report.
A joint strategy and a new model of care were developed which would strengthen partnership working and services while improving outcomes for people with complex learning disabilities and/or autism well into the future. The new model was focussed on designing services around the needs of patients as well as reducing assessment and treatment beds by moving resources into the community.
Engagement workshops with key stakeholders including clinical staff, social workers and care staff, resulted in a number of people being put on an ‘at risk of admissions register’. This would allow all those people involved in working with these vulnerable individuals, to be able to spot any early warning signs and intervene with support.
Dr Patrick Brooke, Chief Officer at Solihull CCG said,
“It is wonderful that such a committed team has been recognised for this valuable work.
We look forward to seeing this model being implementing fully so we can ensure these patients are supported properly.”