Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
Board heard about plans to introduce an improved shared care record across all JUCD partners in Derbyshire. This is being led in collaboration with the clinical community and will support COVID-19 operational and tactical management as the software includes specific functionality such as history taking, COVID-19 status and alerts.
There are additional medium and longer-term benefits that fit with our previously stated ambitions towards a single electronic patient record and better use of analytics for planning and service improvement. A ‘proof of concept’ will run initially, with a full business case presented to JUCD in early 2021 to support the agreement of a permanent solution.
People are one of the underpinning elements of the JUCD strategy, where we emphasise a greater focus on developing, sustaining and valuing our workforce. The JUCD People and Culture Board will bring together health and care organisations and key stakeholders to support the transformation ambitions and support the design the future state of health and care delivery in Derbyshire.
The Board will seek to act in the best interest of citizens, patients, our people and the system as a whole by providing innovative strategic solutions which will address the cultural changes that are necessary to build a workforce that befits a world-class 21st century integrated care system which is recognised as being the best place to work. The Board will meet for the first time in September 2020.
JUCD Board agreed in principle to work on improving the models of community support and discharge in Derby, in line with our ongoing strategy that has been deployed in north Derbyshire, Matlock, Belper and Ilkeston in recent years. In addition, our learning on discharge processes during the COVID-19 pandemic has added to our understanding of what can be achieved and strengthened the desire to capitalise on that for the benefit of patients and staff. A project group will form, draw in discussions with colleagues and patients to help inform the planning, and we would expect a formal public consultation in early 2021.
The Joined Up Care Derbyshire Board will not meet in August, and from September will resume its meetings in public, meeting virtually initially. The Board will meet in public once every two months, with Board Development Sessions taking place in other months, starting in October.
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