ICS Population Health Place Development Programme Supporting Population-based transformation of Place-based partnerships

16 November 2021

SCIE part of the Consortium Delivering the new national Place Development Programme

A new national programme has been launched which will help to accelerate development of thriving place-based approaches to improving population health. The Integrated Care System (ICS) Population Health Place Development Programme is funded by NHS England and Improvement and NHSX.

The ICS Population Health and Place Development Programme is a voluntary programme – locally-led, nationally-supported –which provides practical support to accelerate and embed adoption of PHM across Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) building on existing efforts and tailored to local needs.

The programme is designed for ICS and local Place Leaders including executives, clinical and care leaders, analysts, and digital experts - who represent the Places from primary and secondary care, local government, social and community services, and the voluntary and charity sector.

Rooted in action learning, it will equip participating Places with practical tools, techniques and approaches that embed and deliver effective Population Health Management (PHM). This programme has been designed to complement the ongoing PHM Programme, to effecting real change on the ground through understanding and addressing the causes of ill health. From effective leadership and governance, to PHM, analytics and digital, success will be measured by positive impact seen and felt by Place leaders to improve population outcomes and reduce inequalities for their communities.

Local places will benefit from:

  • A series of action learning sets / workshops per module, shaped around local challenges
  • Coaching for up to ten selected leaders per place
  • A range of templates and tools to support learning
  • A dedicated relationship-management team offering bespoke guidance
  • Subject matter expert webinars.

Paul Burstow, Chair, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Independent Chair, Hertfordshire and West Essex, Integrated Care System, says:

I am delighted that SCIE is part of a national team of experts commissioned to design and deliver the Place Development Programme. Local Places – and the many organisations that support health and social care – will have a critical role in driving improvements to health and care outcomes and reducing inequalities. This programme aims to support local leaders working with communities to accelerate the development of integrated place-based health and social care – so that people can benefit from high quality preventative, joined up care.

Kathryn Smith, SCIE's Chief Executive, SCIE, says:

This programme can help to make a real difference to people’s health. The Consortium are so aware of how challenged and stretched the system is at the moment. We want the programme to make an impact at a local, neighbourhood level; but together we have the ambition for this to happen nationally. We want to support areas to make this development programme a success.

About the Consortium

Funded and led by NHS England and Improvement and NHSX in partnership with the Local Government Association, this is also being supported by a consortium of experts organisations who will help guide the six modules. They are: SCIE, NAPC, Sollis, Collaborate, UHS, The Nuffield Trust, PA Consulting and IBM

The Local Government Association will also be working closely with the Programme to provide support to local places. The Consortium wants Place-based care and population health management to become a reality. It knows the power of, and have deep expertise in, digital and data, and fundamentally we believe in relationships and people, and that technology is an enabler to delivering better outcomes for all.

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