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 - South Lincolnshire
  2. Outpatient appointment scheduling - will be deployed in Derbyshire
  3. Falls prevention, self-management and falls monitoring - will be deployed in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
For details on the previous events please visit the transformation events page. The latest LTC programme update can be accessed here.              
For the three selected solution proposals:
  • The falls solution group has completed the scoping and high-level design of the demonstrator site. The tender has now been published and is available here.
  • The GP support, education and referrals solution group is in the process of drafting the service specification in readiness to undertake a call for proposals. Expected completion end of October 2017.
  • The outpatient appointment scheduling solution group has drafted the service specification and has completed the detailed scoping of the demonstrator. Demonstrator expected to be established by the of October 2017. 
Interested parties from all STP areas are still encouraged to contribute to the design and confirmation of target outcomes for each of the demonstrators in order to ensure that the solutions implemented will meet their needs and requirements when replicated in their localities.

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
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