North Hampshire Clinical Comissioning Group
We are proud to be a member of the North Hampshire Clinical Comissioning Group. Please find information from their Lead:
NHCCG chairman’s notes
Pace of change
2012 will be our chance to get structures and people in place to make sure North Hampshire clinical commissioning group (NHCCG) starts in a very healthy position post authorisation.
Every practice (needs to) understand(ing) the pressures placed upon us to deliver a vibrant and modern service whilst the board also understands the pressure placed upon you in the member practices.
The New Year brings an increased pace to our main projects to secure the future of NHCCG at the forefront of the NHS. We are making arrangements / compacts across our borders to ensure we minimise our risks around size and maximise our potential. I am involved with the development of the new Health and wellbeing boards and amalgamation of public health. Joint commissioning with the local authority will become increasingly important in our efforts to modernise and improve patient care.
The Hampshire Hospitals NHS foundation trust
We will continue our close working relationship with Andrew Bishop (Medical Director) and Mary Edwards (Chief Executive) of the newly merged trust. In order to maximise Primary care input to the new trust we have started working closely with our Winchester and Andover colleagues led by Nigel Sylvester and Sean Watters.
Discussions are well under way to reform this “pathway” and make sure that patients are dealt with as efficiently as possible. The merged trust is committed to this project and this will ensure its success.
Integrated care teams
Richard Coppin has been leading on this development and it is beginning to take shape. His team is the first one to have a social worker attached from adult services and this should greatly enhance our ability to manage people in the community. There is still a long way to go and whilst we live in an annualised funding business I know this is really a three year plan. Behind this we are developing tight service specifications to enable us to manage the delivery by our community service provider.
All our member practices are continuing the downward pressure on referrals to the acute service by a mixture of in house work, use of new pathways e.g. the RAS and critical review of practice.
I am certain that over this year things will develop as there is some new guidance awaited around many of the above topics. We will keep you informed as things arise. Do please contact me if you have any issues to discuss.
Dr H J Freeman
We have now been members of the North Hampshire Clinical Comissioning Group for almost one year.
The Practices are all based in and around Basingstoke and are our Clinical Commissioning Group. Andrew Fernando is our lead within NHCCG.
From October 2012, NHCCG hope to have been given the authority to hold real budgets and negotiate independently from the PCT with the local hospitals. This should mean real money going to the services that our patients need instead of providing what the PCT think our patients need.
One real difference that you will see is that we have a much bigger District Nurse Team with Lynn Aldridge as our Community Matron. The team is called the Maple Integrated Care Team (ICT) and are based at Odiham Cottage Hospital.
Maple ITC also include a social worker who is allocated to our practice called Chioniso Hlatymayo.
So NHCCG have prevented the closure of Odiham Cottage Hospital and provided us with more DNs and a social worker – all of which should really benefit our patients.
Charlotte Hutchings works on the end of Life project for NHCCG. This means that she tries to put systems in place so that patients are able to die in as peaceful way as possible, in the place where they chose which maybe at home or in the hospice.
We will give you more news of NHCCG as the year progresses.