Integrated Assessment – 2 day course

This course is suitable for registered health and social care staff whose service requires them to provide an integrated assessment. Staff may be working in the following areas: teams that promote admissions avoidance (for example in-reach in to the Emergency Department), frailty units, medical assessment units, community and intermediate care services and rehabilitation services. It is suitable for those in generic or trusted assessor roles.

Integrated Assessment – 2 day course

Supporting information NW Integrated Assessment


ADASS & Department of Health Seminar on Integration 21 October 16

The event brought together ADASS members and Principal Social Workers together to articulate the critical value that social work brings to integration so as to support the narrative around integration development. The event hosted by Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker Adults, Department of Health.

The event looked at key roles within the social work profession and brought to life the values of social work and the unique role that social workers bring to an integrated setting.   Speakers included:

Dr Adi Cooper, ADASS Safeguarding Co-Lead
Stephen Chandler, ADASS Mental Health Co-Lead
Sean McLaughlin, ADASS Learning Disability Co-Lead
Mark Trewin, Bradford PSW
Rob Mitchell, Karen Cook and Mark Harvey– Adult PSW network chairs

The combined presentations are available here

Integration : 2016 NHS Expo

Our Directors, Stuart Cowley (Director of Adults Social Care and Health, Wigan Council) and Sally McIvor, NW ADASS Integration Lead and Strategic Director of Health and Care, Pennine Lancashire, gave a presentation on Asset based approaches: Reducing costs and Improving outcomes in partnership with health and Transforming Lives: Strengthening Communities in Pennine Lancashire at the 2016 NHS Exp0 event.  The presentation is available using the link below:

NW ADASS Expo Presentation

We’re Hiring!

We don’t stand still here at North West Employers. We’re looking for a dynamic Head of Service Delivery to join our new Management Team and be part of something exciting.

10 Keys To Happier Living: Connecting With People

In todays hectic and fast paced world filled with distractions, it can sometimes be hard to make the right amount of time for yourself and others around you. All too often you will board a train or bus and see a sea of people all staring down, absorbing themselves into a digital world, whilst seemingly forgetting that there is a whole world going on around them full of knowledgeable and interesting people that have the ability to change moods, educate you and make you smile.

New Consent Model for Data Sharing Workshop

The Caldicott Review into Health and Social Care will propose a new consent/opt-out model for data sharing. This event will enable people to make an informed decision about how their personal confidential data will be used to inform health and social care provision. This could have a major impact on improving integration of services. The session is going to be practical, with hands-on testing of the models and exploring the conversation prompts that would be used with the public.

Connected Working for Better Results

North West Employers have always had a long standing relationship with the Leadership Academy and this is just one more collaborative working project to extend the reach of the Interchange programme to the North West region and beyond.

Ministerial Praise for ‘Northern Power Woman’ Donna Hall

The chief executive of Wigan Council has been commended by a government minister as among the country’s “greatest talents”. Donna Hall was praised by the Government’s Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton after she won the Transformational Leader award in the first ever Northern Power Women Awards last month.

Social Prescribing at a Glance

The document has been designed to promote consideration of the necessary issues to better understand and harness social prescribing assets. HEE hope it will help increase awareness of the type of social prescribing activity being delivered across a range of sectors, and will help encourage more collaborative action in order to promote individual and community wellbeing.

The North West Randomised Coffee Trial

we are going to be facilitating a randomised coffee trial across the North West to help to connect leaders across sectors and professions. We hope that by doing this people will make lasting connections that will help to spread improvement and innovation.

The GM Commissioning Academy

2 FREE events as part of the GM Commissioning Academy series of events helping to bring ideas and good practice together across the North West.

The Edge – Free Events in Health & Care

The Edge is brought to you by the Horizons Group of NHS England. The Horizons Group is a small team that uses radical thinking to explore change and transformation in health and care. It aims to support colleagues in health and care to think differently about how effective change practice can lead to better outcomes for patients.

Celebrating Achievement Across The North West

Last night (16.03.16) saw the annual Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards take place at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London. The LGC are responsible for running the first national awards to be launched for local government, recognising those excelling and making real change in their area.