Colleagues feel that there is benefit in sharing practice, securing a space where commissioners can discuss strategic issues and get beyond price and procurement concerns, and potentially identify opportunities to collaborate at the NW level. There is existing sub-regional and cluster work which is recognised as valuable and should continue.
A long list of potential areas for a network to explore has been identified, with initial motivation and enthusiasm from those colleagues initially involved.
The NW ADASS Market Shapers lead is Hazel Summers Strategic Director, Adult Social Services Children and Families, Manchester City Council.
NW Market Shapers: Live Bed State Tool
Please find below information from NHS England on the Live Bed State Tool.
Care home live bed state presentation by Ruth Holt https://youtu.be/SqkCOi8vRmQ
Care home live bed state system demonstration by Jonathan Maloney, Programme Director NECS