September Newsletter

In response to feedback from colleagues, TEAM will be posting a quarterly news bulletin to keep you informed and up to date on news and events from the CCG involving TEAM and the third sector, as well as letting you know what TEAM is working on.

CCG Action Learning Sets

4 Action Learning Set Workshops took place throughout September, with representatives from the Third Sector and TEAM attending all.

· Falls Development

· End of Life

· Integrated Discharge

· Patient Experience (TEAM is the Alliance Lead on this workstream)

General feedback from our representatives was that the events were very ‘health heavy’. We have requested more third sector representation at these events, and where possible, will be able to invite groups to attend. However, numbers are still dependent on CCG directives.

So far, we have received an overview of the Falls Development event from Better Together. Please click on the links below to view;

- Event Overview

- Event Notes

Diabetes Project

Following on from the Diabetes workshop in April, TEAM supported a community group to devise a healthy eating education programme successfully adopted by 140 air cadets in a local squadron. Completion of the programme saw

significant weight loss of more than 5 stone and a change in lifestyle for many cadets.

We are now involved in rolling out the programme nationally to over 40,000 cadets in 980 squadrons.

Successful Stage 1 Bid

TEAM has helped write a successful stage 1 Reaching Communities application for two local third sector organisations. The £350,000 project is to support people with Dementia and their Carers across Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood over 3 years.

Mental Health Review

Over the summer, TEAM were asked by Newark & Sherwood CCG to assist them in carrying out a review of Mental Health services, triggered in part by a financial review of CCG commissioned services. We were asked to explore;

· the potential for a joint working approach between organisations

· the impact of existing systems on the wider system (how support from the third sector prevents people needing more intensive health services)

· the benefits and added value the third sector provides

· how current commissioning arrangements could be improved to enable closer working between providers.

Contact details:

karen.howe@tea-m.org.uk

01623 415966

  • 28th September 2016
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