The Urgent Care Workstream is led by Dwayne Johnson, Director of Adult Social Care at Sefton to share local intelligence, identify good practice, support key issues surrounding urgent care with a focus on hospital systems; prevent admissions wherever possible, discharge safely and quickly and ensure a seamless integrated service to support people in the community.
NW ADASS Urgent Care
Grainne Siggins, Director Social Services at Newham Council, is the ADASS national lead for urgent care. There are four Regional leads and Dwayne acts as the North West Regional lead for urgent care.
There is not currently a regional working group as there are well established sub-regional urgent care groups.
National policies, strategies and guidance are cascaded to the NWADASS lead who shares with the Chair of the NW ADASS Group and the NW Excellence Board.
The NW ADASS lead receives detailed information about performance across the NW region. This tends to focus on delayed discharges attributable to adult social care, non-elective targets and A&E, as well as a raft of other information. The lead DASS communicates with the local DASS, this is often undertaken with our LGA CHIA Advisor for the North to see whether there is any assistance that can be provided.
The NW ADASS region is currently looking at its support programme around integration. NW ADASS Leads for Integration and Urgent Care will be working together to develop an improvement and support offer with the assistance of the Programme Office. In doing so, we will work closely with the NW BCF Manager. We will consider the appropriate NW network around integration.
Urgent Care Resources
ECIP Offer slide deck final updated 20 October 2016
Please see attached for information the ECIP offer slides and the publication, Transforming urgent and emergency care services in England – Safer, faster, better: good practice in delivering urgent and emergency care, this is a guide for local health and social care communities.
Transforming urgent and emergency care services in England
A guide for local health and social care communities
Safer, faster, better: good practice in delivering urgent and emergency care