Coalition for Collaborative Care - Issue 22
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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.

This edition includes a variety of news and events from a wide selection of our partners. There is a great opportunity to partner with Shared Lives Plus, evaluating the impact of their work with NHS England, the opportunity to provide feedback to NICE on their draft quality standard on multi-morbidity and a free Health Literacy event to attend, plus much more.

I also want to take the opportunity to welcome our newest member of the team, Angela Boyle, who joins our hub team part-time as Head of Programmes. She will be involved in many areas of work across the partnership, including leading on the development of our workplan for the coming year and strengthening the engagement across the Coalition.

Angela brings with her a great deal of extremely valuable experience from a range of previous roles, spanning the social care, health and housing sector. She has also worked on policy and delivery with organisations such as Think Local, Act Personal, In Control and the Mental Health Provider Forum. We are very excited about what she will bring to the Coalition.

I hope you enjoy reading.

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News and Events

NCPC Skill Sharing with E-Learning Healthcare

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) have joined with E-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to share skills and information with other healthcare professionals. E-LfH works with many professional bodies and features free training content for NHS staff across the UK. The training resources are designed to support teaching and traditional learning and to act as an engaging and interactive reference for those in the healthcare sector.

E-Learning for Healthcare compliments NCPC’s own Mental Capacity Act and Advance Care Planning workshops, with these popular one-day courses take place in Preston and Hull in March.

NCPC is also developing a toolkit of professional resources to go alongside the play, Homeward Bound, written by Brian Daniels. This tells the story of Seth and Lesley Goodburn and Seth’s experience of palliative care. This partnership will also contribute to the Ambitions partnership and the Knowledge Hub, which was launched late last year.

Evaluating the Impact of Shared Lives in Health

Shared Lives Plus are seeking a partner to evaluate the impact of their £1.75m NHS England funded Scaling up Shared Lives in Health Programme.

This work is important as the findings will provide the basis for evidence used to encourage the NHS to invest in Shared Lives at a local level.

As Shared Lives develops within an NHS context, building on a traditional foundation as a social care commissioned service, the work needs to be clearly illustrated, quantified and show how the model improves people's lives and specifically delivers better health outcomes.

If you, or your organisation is interested in helping Shared Lives in the NHS then you can download the information here to formally express your interest.

If you have any questions contact Fiona Clark, NHS Programme Director at Shared Lives Plus - deadline for applications is 18 February 2017.  

Arthritis Research UK awards Year of Care Partnerships a Major Feasibility Study

Care and support planning (CSP) is about improving the conversation between the person and the practitioner. The core aim is to involve each person in their own care in a more meaningful and practical way during clinical interactions. This project will directly support the strategic focus of Arthritis Research UK for 2015-2020 to improve quality of life for people with arthritis, by implementing a care and support planning approach.

The project will identify how to seek out people with MSK conditions from GP practice registers, develop and provide a truly collaborative CSP conversation co-designed between patients and practitioners and test the robustness of this approach so that it can be successfully spread to new health communities.

To learn more about CSP in practice and how to make it the norm for everyone living with LTCs please contact or visit

Multimorbidity: The Biggest Challenge?

Around one in four people in England have two or more long-term conditions, often known as ‘multimorbidity’, rising to two-thirds of those aged over 65 years-old.  Multimorbidity is becoming the norm, yet care for people is built around individual conditions, rather than the person as a whole, so care is often fragmented and may not consider the combined impact of the conditions and their treatments on a person’s quality of life.
The 'Multimorbidity: the biggest challenge for commissioners, clinicians and patients' webinar on Friday 24 February brings together emerging thinking and best practice from a range of different perspectives. Participants will hear from Professor Bruce Guthrie (Head of Population Health Sciences Division, University of Dundee), Dr Martin Vernon (National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England), C4CC Co-production Group member Sue Denmark and Bev Matthews (Delivery Lead, NHS England), with opportunities for questions and discussion.
To register click here. You will then be sent an email containing details on how to join.

Health Literacy in Support for Self-Care

Professor Alf Collins, Person-Centred Clinical Advisor to NHS England will be chairing a free conference to explore the role of Health Literacy in support for Self-Care on Wednesday 29 March 2017 in central London.

The event will provide a mixture of discussion and case study examples, outline some practical health literacy interventions that can help the spread of supported self-care and reflect on how NHS England could add value to this work.

This event would be of particular interest to NHS commissioners, clinical commissioners and local authority health and wellbeing commissioners. It will support person-centred care commissioning and Making Every Contact Count. 

For more information, and to register please click here.

A Shared Commitment to Falls and Fractures Prevention

The National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG) has published a Fractures and Falls consensus statement, aimed at local commissioning and strategic leads in England with a remit for falls, bone health and healthy ageing, whilst remaining valuable for a wider audience.
The publication supports commissioning for prevention, outlining approaches to interventions and activities helping prevent falls and fractures to improve health outcomes for older people.
Convened in June 2016 and led by Public Health England (PHE), NFPCG membership consists of PHE, the NHS and a number of charities and professional bodies involved in the prevention of falls, care for falls-related injuries and the promotion of healthy ageing. 

Delivering A New Relationship

The People and Communities Board has published a series of ‘high impact actions’ for accelerating the adoption of person- and community-centred approaches to health and care. The board was asked to develop the recommendations by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England.

A new relationship with people and communities’ contains six key actions that will help to deliver Chapter Two of the Five Year Forward View, which sets out a vision of a health and care system which fully engages people in their health, care and wellbeing.

Multimorbidity: Quality Standard Consultation
NICE has published a new draft quality standard on multimorbidity, which looks at the clinical assessment, prioritisation and management of healthcare for adults with two or more long-term health conditions.

The quality standard, which is open for public consultation until 20 February, sets out priority areas for improvement and describes what high quality care for patients with two or more long-term conditions should look like. To find out more or comment on the draft guidance, go to the NICE website.


Call For Evidence

The University of Birmingham Mental Health Commission has launched a call for evidence on the mental health evidence gap. The Commission wants to devise a new agenda for action, taking a life-course approach, looking at the best of what works to reduce the prevalence of mental distress and how to support its adoption across the UK.

This is an opportunity to showcase your resource or innovation both to the Commission itself and to a wider audience when the Commission reports. For further information click here or make contact here.
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