Successful implementation of the five East Midlands Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) is of vital importance to improving patient care and delivering essential efficiency savings. Proven innovations produced by industry in collaboration with NHS and third sector will be a key enabler in the delivery of STP target outcomes.

EMAHSN is working with the region’s STPs, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and health and social care providers to deliver a programme supporting the adoption and spread of proven innovative products and services.

We held an Innovation Exchange event, attended by over 250 representatives from industry, third sector, NHS and social care, as well as patient representatives. The event focused on initial challenge areas linked to improving care and efficiency for patients with the following Long Term Conditions (LTCs):
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Falls reduction amongst older people living with frailty
The target outcomes are:
  • Reduction or elimination of wasteful and unnecessary acute based outpatient appointments
  • Increasing efficiency of care in primary care (particularly related to GP activity)
  • Reduction in instances of escalation and emergency acute admissions
During workshops at the event, initial proposals for innovative solutions to the initial challenge were created and delegates had the opportunity to confirm their interest in being involved in the further development and co-production of specific solutions. 

EMAHSN reviewed the output of the event and grouped all the proposals addressing the initial challenge into 12 solution areas. These have now been refined and we're progressing with 3 of the areas in more detail.
  1. Improved systems, support and education for GPs
  2. Outpatient appointment scheduling
  3. Falls prevention, self-management and falls monitoring 
For details on the previous events please visit the transformation events page. The latest pdfLTC programme update can be accessed here.              
For proposals which have not been selected:
  • EMAHSN has fed back to the solution proposal co-production groups the outcomes from the selection panel
  • Where appropriate EMAHSN will signpost solution groups not being taken forward to sources of support for further development or testing of their solution proposals

For the three selected solution proposals:

  • If necessary EMAHSN will request clarification and further details of proposed solution and demonstrator from co-production teams
  • EMAHSN, supported by NHS/social care representatives from co-production teams will develop specifications for the innovative products and services required to support deployment of the demonstrator sites
  • STP/CCG leads will confirm the number, location and scale of demonstrator sites for each of the three solution proposals
  • EMAHSN will review the availability of required products and services via existing frameworks and issue mini-tenders / tenders including request for confirmation of risk share supply
  • Suppliers for the demonstrators for each of the three solutions will be selected
  • Detailed design and deployment plan for each demonstrator site, including confirmation of target outcomes, evaluation plan, resourcing and financials will be co-produced with all organisations and patients involved
  • Demonstrator deployment and go-live
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