Personalised Care for Local People

Your ideas to develop integrated health and social care services

Members of The Princess Alexandra Hospital Patient Panel and West Essex CCG Sounding Board are getting together in west Essex to contribute to the development of a new kind of joined up and personalised care for local people.

Voluntary organisations and service users are welcome to join them at any of the following three service user workshop sessions, but places are limited, so please book your place using the contact details below.

Monday 22nd June 9.30am - 12.30pm Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex CM18 7BL

Tuesday 23rd June 9.30am - 11.30am Waltham Abbey Health Care Centre, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1JH

Wednesday 24th June 1.30pm - 3.30pm Council Chamber, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER

Health and social care is currently organised by different types of services run by different organisations. In this way, the health and care system is pushed towards working separately and sometimes can overlap. Each service tends to concentrate on its own decisions, handing over to others for things they don’t deal with. This often causes inefficiency and problems for people using the services.

The West Essex Integrated Care Programme aims to overcome these problems by joining health and social care services together to improve quality and continuity for local people. It will help people to take more responsibility for their own health, predict risks, avoid crises and reduce the overwhelming escalation of demands on our public services.

Each of the workshops will have group work on designing aspects of the new integrated health and social care service. The outputs from each workshop will be used to advise five pioneer groups of GPs, hospital community mental health and social care professionals who are currently working on the operational design of integrated care. A report on the findings of these groups will include the results from the service user workshops and this will become publicly available in October.

To book your place on a workshop, please send your name and contact details and the number of places required to: weccg.comms@nhs.net or phone 01992 566140.