“An effective, integrated team that is dedicated to improving out of hospital care is a great way to improve both the patient's experience and their health outcome ”
Integrated Care Teams
Each of the five CCG localities has a multi-disciplinary Integrated Care Team of healthcare and social professionals working together to keep people happy, healthy and at home. By working with multiple organisations, we aim to arrange the right support and care, particularly where there are complex needs. The ICT can help reduce the risk of hospital admission and speed up the safe discharge of those in hospital, when ready to return home. This is achieved by
The ICTs are at varying stages of development and the focus recently has been to work with colleagues across organisations to have a well-functioning, integrated team that is supported and dedicated to improving out of hospital care. Salus Paramedic Practitioners are now co-located and work closely with the ICT staff.
Recent developments across all localities include the introduction of Community based Frailty MDTs to prevent/reduce the risk of hospital admission, and the introduction of Locality Access Points to support referrals between services. These new services will also make use of the ICT's shared knowledge base and skills.
See how Integrated Care Teams make a difference to people's lives below: