NHS England and NHS Improvement recognise the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector as a key transformation, innovation and integration partner. The sector provides a strategic voice and is critical in the delivery of integrated and personalised care. The VSCE programme aims to facilitate better partnership working between Joined Up Care Derbyshire and the VCSE sector and enhance the role of the sector in strategy development and the design and delivery of integrated care. The programme supports the development of a VCSE leadership ‘alliance’ at a system level, with mechanisms for feeding into all levels of decision making. 

The VCSE alliance will:

  • Encourage and enable the sector to work in a co-ordinated way
  • Provide Joined Up Care Derbyshire a single route of contact and engagement with the sector and links to communities
  • Better position the VCSE sector in Joined Up Care Derbyshire, enable it to contribute to the design and delivery of integrated care, and have a positive impact on heath priorities, support population groups or reduce health inequalities.

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The diagram above shows the good practice model of VCSE engagement at a system, place and neighbourhood level.

There is a VCSE Leadership Steering Group overseeing the work on this programme. If you would like more information please contact Karen Lloyd, Head of Engagement, Joined Up Care Derbyshire, email karen.lloyd24@nhs.net