Adopting innovation to deliver Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

Across England, local health and care systems are developing their Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) implementation plans to describe how they will meet the challenges faced by health and social care providers in delivering services for the benefit of local communities.

We see partnership working with NHS, social care, academia and industry to adopt and scale proven innovations as being a core enabler to successful implementation and that’s why we are supporting STPs in our region to link with innovators through our innovation exchange events.

In collaboration with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), we held an event in March to support delivery of the STPs local digital roadmap plans. The event was well attended by over 100 health and care professionals from the region, as well as patients, voluntary and third sector representatives. Innovators were matched with work stream groups based on identified needs and participated in several focussed table discussions, resulting in 10 business case proposals being developed during the event.

We are now working with the STPs local delivery groups to assess the proposals and agree which opportunities will be taken forward to implementation. Many of the solutions identified could be delivered system wide, presenting an opportunity to provide more effective person centred care for up to 860,000 people in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

This event is a great example of what can be achieved through getting the right stakeholders together with innovators to explore the benefits we could create for our population. We saw the same positive outcomes following our regional self-management innovation exchange event held in November 2016.

Improving support and accelerating uptake of self-management is recognised as a national priority and one which many of our STPs are focussing on. Currently more than 15 million people in the UK live with a long-term medical condition that, at present, can’t be cured, with the number set to rise by 23% over the next 25 years. At an individual level, person and community centred approaches to care have been shown to increase people’s self-efficacy and confidence to manage their health and care, improve health outcomes and experience and reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Following the November event, Eastern AHSN has committed implementation funding and support to three of the business cases developed on the day.

Suffolk – Working with three general practices and uMotif, we are supporting implementation of an application to support up to 40,000 patients to more effectively manage their own conditions. Use of the app is proven to improve medication adherence among those with long term conditions and increase patient satisfaction levels. uMotif recently won the professionals choice category in the AXA PPP Health Tech and You awards

Huntingdonshire – In collaboration with Huntingdonshire District Council and Aseptika, we are implementing a cardiac rehabilitation plus programme for up to 100 patients who have suffered an acute cardiac episode. This service will deliver additional education modules, peer support and provide remote monitoring technology to patients to support them to manage their condition.

Cambridgeshire – We are working with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG and Docobo to implement remote monitoring technology in care homes to support a 100 high risk patients in the region. This remote support may result in more timely assessment and treatment for patients and residents, reduced unnecessary ambulance call outs and emergency admissions.

For more information please contact Stacie Coburn:

Posted in: News, STP
© Eastern AHSN