Transforming Long Term Conditions through innovation
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):
- Respiratory diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Falls reduction amongst older people living with frailty
- 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
EMAHSN have reviewed the output of the event and grouped all the proposals addressing the initial challenge into 12 solution areas. Each solution area may cover several related proposals generated at the event and will often contain innovative products from more than one company, sometimes including competing products.
Between now and the end of March the solutions will be co-produced into full proposals by representatives from industry, third sector organisations, the NHS and social care. These will be reviewed by senior representatives from the region’s STPs and CCGs. Those with the potential for making a significant contribution to the target outcomes of the region’s transformation plans will be taken forward to demonstrator and spread and adoption phases. EMAHSN will offer support during this time and specific companies, third sector organisations and NHS/social care provider organisations will also be selected.
Have a look a the 12 solution areas below and see who is already signed up:
- Tele-monitoring and condition management
- Improved systems, support and education for GPs
- Integration of community pharmacy services
- Outpatient appointment scheduling
- Population risk stratification and health management
- Diabetic Foot management
- Diabetes self-management and education
- Respiratory self-management
- Respiratory (pulmonary) rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular diagnosis
- Falls prevention and self-management
- Falls monitoring
How do I get involved and what is the timeline?
- If you attended the event and have already signed up to one of these solutions we will keep you updated about further co-production
- Sign up to take part in the co-production of the solution areas by Tuesday 28 February
- Detailed solution proposals will be worked up by end March
- Suppliers for selected solutions will be chosen via a call for proposals (details to be confirmed shortly)
- Hosted by selected East Midlands NHS and social care providers, selected solutions will be deployed in demonstrator sites during 2017/18 and evaluated to confirm their impacts and outcomes
- Support will be provided for the spread and adoption of solutions meeting the challenge needs