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NHS and local government chiefs meet with local leaders of Integrated Personal Commissioning
NHS England and the Local Government Association will today (9 June) host a meeting for the nine areas pioneering blended comprehensive health and social care funding.
The Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) programme was set out in October 2014 and went live in April 2015 with the first wave of nine demonstrator sites – enabling over 10,000 high-need services users to gain control of their own integrated health and social care budgets.
The sites have been busy consolidating plans over the last two months in order to begin turning theory into local action.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, and Carolyn Down, Chief Executive of the Local Government Association will meet with heads of the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS providers, Local Authorities and voluntary sector organisations that have signed up to be part of the programme.
IPC is a joint initiative led by NHS England and the Local Government Association, with other partners including Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and Think Local Act Personal (TLAP). It is a key first stage in the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Successful demonstrator sites are: Stockton on Tees, Barnsley, Cheshire West & Chester, Lincolnshire, Luton, Tower Hamlets, Hampshire, Portsmouth and South West Consortium.
Representing voluntary housing (almshouses in Essex), we want to be part of the Five Year Plan to implement a comprehensive approach to achieving coordination in the provision of NHS services, social care & housing across the County. We want to be part of the recently announced “success” programme for Essex. We are already in discussion with local authorities about “independent living” for older people & vulnerable adults; we lack NHS input & cooperation. Finance is feasible through social finance groups. We need Simon Stevens onside!