AGM 2019 - Integrating care, improving outcomes
On Thursday 12 September, the CCG held its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which focused on joining-up care and improving health and wellbeing outcomes for local people.
The AGM offered an opportunity to reflect on some of the achievements and challenges of the past 12 months, and look ahead to the future of health and care provision, both in Southwark and across south east London.
Key achievements include:
Central to this year’s event was how the CCG has worked with local partners – including GPs, Southwark Council, hospitals and community and voluntary organisations – to integrate health and care services and provide more joined up support.
A key vehicle for driving integration in the borough is Partnership Southwark
– an alliance of health and care organisations, which aims to tackle the causes of health inequality and prevent illness.
One of the highlights of the AGM was the video case study of Tyrone, a 14-year-old male from Rotherhithe, who receives coordinated support to improve his health and wellbeing from neighbourhood key worker, Adam. This is an example of how joined-up working can improve health outcomes for local people.
The event concluded with a question and answer session, in which attendees quizzed health and care leaders on a range of subjects, including out-of-hours GP access; reducing variation in service quality; and what integration of services means for users.
Speaking after the AGM, Ross Graves, Managing Director of NHS Southwark CCG, said:
“The AGM is an important opportunity for the CCG to feedback to local people on the work we’ve been doing over the previous year, and give attendees the chance to contribute to the ongoing conversation about shaping health and care services in Southwark.
“We’ve achieved a great deal in 2018/19, and I was pleased that we were able to showcase some of the tangible improvements CCG staff have worked hard to deliver over the past 12 months.
“Equally, it’s essential that we look to the future and explain how health and care organisations will work much more closely together to deliver more joined up and consistent provision.
“One way we’re doing this is through Partnership Southwark – our alliance of the CCG, Council, hospital trusts, GPs and the community and voluntary sector.
“The essence of Partnership Southwark is encapsulated beautifully in the animation of Tyrone, which shows exactly how integrated, community-based care should work in practice.”