The vanguard and the people it serves
Salford Together aims to improve health and social care for older people through better links between GPs, district nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, care homes, voluntary organisations and local hospitals.
The partners include Salford City Council; NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group; Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Salford has a population of 230,000.
What is changing?
The vanguard is developing groups of staff, including a range of health and care professionals, who will work together to provide targeted support to the most vulnerable people.
There is also a new focus on preventing ill health through increased screening for health conditions and helping people find support available locally to improve their health and wellbeing.
A new contact centre will act as a central health and social care ‘hub’, supporting the multidisciplinary groups of staff and co-ordinating the use of telecare (modern technology that helps keep patients safe at home). Staff in the centre will also help local people find and access community support to help them remain independent and develop greater confidence to manage their own care.
Patients will no longer have to tell their story to different professionals many times, as staff involved in their care will share information and make sure that care is designed to meet their individual needs.
Better communication and planning between professionals and services involved in an individual’s care will also help staff deliver a high quality of care effectively and efficiently.
- Sharing expertise and resources will allow staff to create more effective and efficient personalised services
- Patients will be kept safely at home for longer and receive care closer to home instead of in hospital.
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