Coalition for Collaborative Care - Issue 14
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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.
Over the past few weeks we have seen some really exciting news from our partners including the latest announcement from the Royal College of General Practitioners that collaborative care and support planning has been endorsed by the college as 'core business' and will now be a core part of the GP curriculum. This is a huge step forward as it means that every GP will be trained in care and support planning - a massive step forward in creating the conditions for better lives for people with long-term conditions.  There will be more detailed information on our website soon, so keep an eye out for that.
Also, we are proud to have co-authored TLAP's Empowering and Engaging Communities, which includes a shared commitment from system leaders and a call to action.  See my blog on this here.

There is much more to read, including details of two job opportunities within the C4CC hub team, so please read on and enjoy.

Conversation               Community               Co-production

News and Events

National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) 2016

The Coalition exhibited at the NCAS conference in Manchester  recently. Spanning across three days from 2 to 4 November and organised by C4CC partner, Association of Directors of Social Services, it provided the Coalition's hub team a  to speak to directors and assistant directors from councils across the UK 'to explore how we can work together to make joined-up, person-centred can a reality for people with long-term conditions. C4CC Director, Catherine Wilton, presented to the ADASS Executive with Graham Hodkinson, Director of Adult  Services in the Wirral, before the conference, about C4CC and how we can ensure that personalisation remains at the heart of approaches to integration across the country. .

We raised awareness of the Coalition and its partners, as Carers UK, Spice and In Control joined us on the stand, together with Independent Lives and further extended our network with the addition of a number of new members. More details about the conference can be found here.

RCGP Endorses Collaborative Care and Support Planning

The Collaborative Care and Support Planning programme at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has been working to promote and embed person-centred care within general practice and primary care more widely.

Following a paper, which was submitted to the RCGP Council, the College has recently endorsed collaborative care and support planning as core business for general practice and supported its inclusion in the GP curriculum, among other recommendations.

This decision, and official change in policy from RCGP heralds a change in attitudes within primary care and suggests support for the movement towards truly person-centred, collaborative care for people with long-term conditions and multi-morbidity.
For more information, including the endorsed paper, click here or contact 

Launch of Empowering and Engaging Communities

On Wednesday 2 November 2016 at the NCASC, C4CC partner Think Local, Act Personal launched a commitment and shared call to action on Empowering and Empowering Communities.

The Coalition for Collaborative Care co-authored the commitment, together with other system leaders and provides a persuasive case for working collaboratively to create strong and empowered communities - a key aspect of the Coalition's 'three Cs'.

With NHS England, the Local Government Association TLAP and C4CC signed up to this shared commitment to build community we are excited about future possibilities to ensure that community development and community-based approaches play a key role in policy and practice going forward. 

For more information and to download the commitment click here.

Wellbeing Our Way - Co-production Masterclass

National Voices' Wellbeing Our Way programme, in partnership with C4CC, is hosting a co-production masterclass on Thursday 8 December 2016, for people working within charities, community organisations and wider health and social care settings. The masterclass will be a practical introduction to co-production, including what it is, how to get started and how to develop your organisation's approach to working alongside people with lived experience.

Priority will be given to National Voices' members and members of Wellbeing Our Way's communities of practice. Any remaining spaces will be available for C4CC's partners. 

More information is available here and to sign up, click here.

NICE Calls For A Tailored Approach

NICE has published new guidance on 'Multimorbidity Clinical Assessment and Management' which sets out how people with complex health issues should be at the heart of decisions about their care, including how to decide between different medicines and treatments.

Among its recommendations, the guidance advises clincians to develop and individual management plan to help optimise care and treatment in line with the person's wishes. The plan will also help people prioritise appointments for different conditions and determine what treatments to stop giving if they offer only limited benefit. 

To find out more, read the news story here.

Two New Dramas From National Council of Palliative Care (NCPC) 

The NCPC has commissioned two new dramas, Homeward Bound and Bounce Back Boy, which are aimed at helping staff engage with end-of-life care issues. Both dramas are based on real experiences and show how even well-intentioned actions could hurt dying people and their families. The dramas can be perfomed in any space and offer post-production workshop and discussion.

These join an earlier piece, Don't Leave Me This Way, which looked at dementia. All have been performed to audiences of healthcare professionals to great acclaim, and all three are being booked by end-of-life charities, hospitals, hospices and NHS bodies as part of training, development or discussion programmes. 

Further details, including how to book, can be found here.

Better Conversation: Better Health - New Resources

People know they need to look after their health, but often don’t know how, or how to change bad habits. To enable people to thrive by feeling more motivated, confident and in control of managing their own health and care a new set of ‘Better Conversation’ resources is now available for clinicians and health and care leaders.

These include the latest evidence, patient stories, a short video, infographics, a resource guide and online community on how to introduce a health coaching approach to improve the quality of conversation, health and wellbeing. Evidence is that this approach, based on the science of behaviour change, benefits patients, clinicians and the NHS.

For more information click here, tweet @betterconvo and join the movement.1

Co-production Corner

Christine Morgan and Mandy Rudczenko from C4CC's Co-production Group have been working with The Edge to design the People's Transformathon, taking place on Monday 28 November 2016.

Following the NHS Transformathon held in January 2016, this new live feed event focuses on showcasing the latest innovations, practices and methods to inspire you to make change - and genuine co-production - happen.

Sponsored by the People and Communities Board and Five Year Forward View, the People's Transformathon will start at 12pm on Monday 28 November, and ending at 8pm. The day will begin with a panel session, followed by six sessions, based on the Six Principles for Engaging People and Communities.

For session details and to register, click here.
Older People's Cancer Stories

The Older People's Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) has produced a series of short films to amplify the voices of older people affected by cancer. In the first film in the series, we meet David, his family and advocates as he talks about the impact of his cancer diagnosis, his wish to remain at home as long as possible and how his advocate offered him support, increased his confidence and companionship as his treatment has changed. 

You can watch David's story here, join the conversation and find all the films in the series at #mycanceradvocacystory - you can also follow OPAAL @opaaluk.

For more information, contact Ang Broadbridge at 

Job Opportunities With C4CC

We are looking to recruit a committed and talented part-time Head of Programmes and a Senior Co-production Lead to join our small and dynamic 'hub' team. The successful Head of Programmes  will be an experienced capable operational manager, with significant experience of working at a senior level in a national or regional role, and will know how things work both inside the NHS and on the ground in local communities.

We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of how to lead transformational change in complex systems, including a partnership environment. For more information, and to apply click here. The Co-production Lead role will be on NHS Jobs soon.

Realising the Value 

This week, the Realising the Value programme, undertaken by C4CC partners Nesta and the Health Foundation, published their conclusions.
A number of publications have been developed, including the final report detailing ten key actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing. A set of tools and resources have also been released, which are grounded in evidence and practice and are directly relevant to commissioners, providers and practitioners, putting person and community centred approaches into practice.

You can find the Realising the Value final report, tools and resources here.
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