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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Report from the Solihull Together Board – 9 Mar 17

Meeting Name: Solihull Together Board (STB) formally known as the ICASS Board

Date of Meeting: 9th March 2017

Key Points of Wider Interest Discussed:

Solihull Together Programme Update

A Solihull Together Programme update was given to the Board which focuses on the future ambition of Solihull together to build upon our strong partnership approach to deliver a community –based model of integrated care with an ambition to transform a system now focused on higher cost acute care to one focusing on earlier interventions, prevention, and wellness that are lower cost, within the context of a sustainable whole system.  A phased delivery is to be focused on the highest priority cohort – frailty and long term conditions.

Successes of the 2016/17 activity are noted as:

  • £1.3M funding from the Urgent and Emergency Care Vanguard secured for Solihull
  • Urgent Primary Care Centre opened – services are open for patients with urgent problems on a walk-in basis, 8:00am until 8:00pm, seven days a week
  • Procurement of 111
  • Care Navigator service procured for 12 WTE Care Navigators covering 38 sites across Solihull
  • Local Area Coordination – 5 Co-ordinations in place with recruitment involving members of the local communities to foster links and connections between the LAC’s and the communities they support.
  • Patient Activation Measure Scheme awarded – Solihull successfully bid to be part of a five year national project
  • Multi Disciplinary Teams reignited and adopting a more prescriptive approach
  • Confirmation of £200K ongoing support for Supported Integrated Discharge service
  • Commitment from Solihull Together Leadership to continue Programme with a statement of shared purpose

Solihull Accountable Care Partnership

Jenny Wood, the DASS, presented on the concept of an Accountable Care Partnership for Solihull and the opportunities it provides.  Slides have been sent out to members of the VCSRG to seek feedback for the Solihull together Board as to what people think about a move towards a more place-based approach which has a strong chance of succeeding given the geography and size and a good history of joint working.

Better Care Fund

There is no news on whether it has been approved as yet.

SupportUHome proposal

The Solihull Together Board was asked to support the launch of a work stream to understand, refine, and link up existing supported hospital discharge and rapid response admission avoidance services under the SupportUHome banner

Potential Follow Up Action/Discussion/Feedback Required:

Feedback required on first reactions to the Accountable Care Partnership approach.  Do the Voluntary and Community Sector feel they have a role to play as one of the ‘partners’ in this approach?

Date of Next Meeting:  27th April  2017

Name and Contact No of Rep Completing:  Anne Hastings  Phone 07578169045 or email