Integrated care – public engagement roadshows taking place this Autumn
NHS leaders across the North East and North Cumbria are encouraging people to get involved in a series of engagement roadshows taking place this autumn, from Monday 7 October 2019.
All NHS organisations in the area are committed to working together on ambitious plans to improve health and quality of care services for over 3 million people, in particular focusing on six shared priorities to help build a health and care system which is fit for the future by:
- Improving population health and preventing ill health by increasing public awareness on living healthily, better managing the biggest causes of premature death and continuing to reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption.
- Improving the quality and sustainability of local health services by working with front line clinical teams, across organisational boundaries, to develop services which give equal access to safe, effective, high quality care and the best possible clinical outcomes.
- Improving how we use technology to deliver more efficient, effective services and transforming outpatient care by helping people make appointments, manage prescriptions and view health records online to reduce unnecessary visits to hospital or other services.
- Improving the health, wellbeing and sustainability of the NHS workforce by ensuring staff have the skills and support they need, whilst developing collective recruitment, retention and training programmes for staff to work differently and more flexibly in the future.
- Improving access and standards of mental health care by breaking down barriers between physical and mental health, supporting people with severe, enduring mental illness and better supporting children and young people.
- Improve access and standards of care for people with learning disabilities so that more people can live in the community, with the right support close to home and receive the best possible outcomes.
At the roadshows staff, patients and members of the public can find out more about the region’s integrated care system and how NHS organisations are working together.
People will be able to share what makes them most proud of the NHS, where they would like to see improvements and what concerns them the most about the future. For those who cannot attend a roadshow, they can complete a short online survey which is available for people to feedback views:
Life expectancy for people in the North East and North Cumbria remains amongst the poorest in England and the region has some of the starkest health inequalities with high levels of preventable disease and early death rates. All of this drives much of the pressure on our local health and care system with record numbers of people accessing services year-on-year.
As part of the roadshows, people will also be urged to play their part in helping the NHS by:
- Taking more responsibility for their own health
- Having their flu jab if they need one
- Quitting smoking
- Becoming more active
- Keeping NHS appointments or cancelling them
- Choosing the right NHS service and keeping emergency services free.
Engagement with staff, patients, service users and local people will remain at the heart of how the NHS continues to make improvements to services. To see a full list of all NHS ‘Join our Journey’ roadshows visit Join Our Journey or follow @NENC_ICS on Twitter or Join Our Journey on Facebook
Roadshow dates and venues (please note further dates and venues to be confirmed)
|Wednesday 9 October||10am – 4pm||QE Gateshead|
|Thursday 10 October||10am – 4pm||Outside Boots
Bedford street, North Shields
|Friday 11 October||10am – 12 noon||Asda Benton|
|Friday 11 October||2pm – 4pm||Outside Blue Reef Aquarium
Beaconsfield car park, Tynemouth
|Monday 14 October||10am – 4pm||Wentworth car park, Hexham|
|Tuesday 15 October||10am – 12 noon||Blyth marketplace|
|Tuesday 15 October||2pm – 4pm||Alnwick|
|Wednesday 16 October||10am – 4pm||Berwick market|
|Thursday 17 October||10am – 4pm||Hebburn Central|
|Friday 18 October||10am – 4pm||Boldon, Asda|
|Monday 21 October||10am – 4pm||Market Place/King street, South Shields|
|Tuesday 22 October||10am – 4pm||Sunderland, Market Place|
|Wednesday 23 October||10am – 4pm||The Galleries, Washington|
|Thursday 24 October||10am – 4pm||Dalton Park|
|Friday 25 October||10am – 12 noon||University Hospital of North Durham|
|Friday 25 October||2pm – 4pm||Asda, Bishop Auckland|
|Monday 28 October||10am – 4pm||Darlington market place|
|Tuesday 29 October||10am – 12 noon||University Hospital Hartlepool,|
|Tuesday 29 October||2pm – 4pm||University Hospital of North Tees|
|Monday 11 November||10am – 4pm||Penrith Town Centre (Cornmarket)|
|Tuesday 12 November||10am – 4pm||Maryport Harbour (South Quay)|
|Wednesday 13 November||10am – 4pm||Workington Town Centre (The Hub)|
|Thursday 14 November||10am – 4pm||Whitehaven Market Place|
|Friday 15 November||10am – 4pm||Carlisle city centre (pedestrianised area)|
Engagement events in 2018
This animation highlights the key priorities identified by health and care staff, partners and patient representatives at a series of engagement events held around the region last year.
You can also read our latest ICS newsletters, which include an update from the six main workstreams.