NHS TAMESIDE and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have welcomed the publication of the Contingency Planning Team (CPT) report from Monitor, the sector regulator for health services in England.
The plans put Tameside and Glossop at the forefront of a new era in health and social care: it will be the first area in the country to deliver health and social care services via an integrated care organisation (ICO). This will be an organisation designed to deliver integrated health and social care enabling the provision of seamless health and social care services for local people.
The new way of working will place a greater emphasis on prevention rather than cure and keeping people as healthy and independent as possible. It will also mean that when people do need hospital treatment or to receive care services, these are provided safely, promptly and efficiently. As they work together in one organisation. Health and care staff will have the ability to share information to reduce duplication and work around the individual’s needs in an effective way.
The Independent Chair of the Care Together Programme in Tameside and Glossop,Chris Mellor, said: "I welcome the publication of this report. Partners locally can now work hard to implement our plans to improve health and social care services for people in Tameside and Glossop.
"I look forward to establishing the first truly integrated care organisation in the country. The news that the hospital trust has been taken out of special measures is also great news for local people and gives us an excellent platform to move forward.”
Health and social care services will be provided through five local community care teams (LCCTs). These will support residents in choosing healthy lifestyles, encouraging them to take more control and responsibility for their own health. They will also enable care to be given in the community, and where possible in residents’ homes and people will get a named staff member to co-ordinate their support.These plans, alongside the Greater Manchester wide Healthier Together programme and Manchester Devolution will ensure that local people have access to some of the best health and social care services available.