Frimley Health and Care is a partnership of organisations working together to improve health and care services for the 800,000 people in the local area, with a shared vision for the best use of combined resources to make a positive difference for communities, residents, patients and staff.
Frimley Health and Care website
Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System have launched a new website to help tell and share the story of integrated care across the partnership of health, local authority, and voluntary sector organisations. The site will be the place where partners can share the joint ambition to create healthier communities across the local area and to bring to life the benefits of working in a new way, engaging with local communities to help create the services they need in the best places for them.
You can visit the site at www.frimleyhealthandcare.org.uk
The partners in Frimley Health and Care are:
Acute care: Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (across three sites, Frimley Park Hospital, Wexham Park hospital and Heatherwood Hospital)
GP federations: Bracknell Federation, Federation of WAM practices, Salus GP Federation, Slough GP Federation and FICS (Farnham Integrated Care Services) and the Surrey Heath community providers
GP out of hours providers: East Berkshire Primary Care and North Hampshire Urgent Care
Ambulance trusts: South Central Ambulance Service and South East Coast Ambulance
Local authorities: Hampshire, Surrey, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough Borough Council and Bracknell Forest
The total population is 762,523. Its age structure is similar to England as a whole, although Slough has more children and more 25-40 year olds than average. Three per cent of the population live in the most deprived areas of England, while the region also includes large affluent areas. There is a strong military presence across the area.
There is a diverse ethnic population with large communities of people from Nepal and South East Asia and the traveller community.
Frimley Health and Care is working in partnership with the local population and local partner stakeholder organisations to provide an integrated health and social care system fit for the future. This means people receiving seamless holistic services that meet their physical and mental health needs at the earliest possible opportunity – right care, right time and right place. Through a focus on individuals, as opposed to organisational structures, there is increased priority placed on prevention and proactive care rather than reactive treatment.
Local people will:
£28 million investment puts patients at the heart of integrated care
By developing a network of integrated hubs, each serving around 30,000-50,000 people, Frimley Health and Care is providing connected out-of-hospital service, linking up teams from health and social care in the best locations, in fit-for-purpose buildings, to enable patients to be looked after without the constraints of organisational boundaries. This follows similar successful projects in North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath. In these areas patients are reporting better experience of the services, staff are reporting increased satisfaction with their new way of working and there has been a reduction in the number of people attending A&E.
Project lead Fiona Slevin-Brown said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding from NHS England, which will make a significant impact to the quality of services provided and the outcomes for our local populations. Our bid was developed with a range of local people and organisations, and reflects our level of ambition for transforming health and care services across the Frimley Health and Care STP system. We will be working with local communities to shape these new services so that they have the biggest impact for local people.”
The Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System has its own dedicated website where you will be able to keep up to date with its work and any events. You can find it by clicking here.