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Latest Newsletter from Stockport Neighbourhood Care

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Bringing you the latest news and updates from Stockport Neighbourhood Care, covering latest developments within health and social care including new service launches and award wins

Consultation Feedback Published by Local NHS and Council

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Results of a recent consultation on the way health and social care services are organised and planned in Stockport have been published by the local NHS and Council.

Public consultation on health and care services draws to a close

Monday 27th November 2017

Stockport Council and the local NHS have been asking people across Stockport to give their views on proposed plans to change the focus of health and social care spending before the consultation closes next week (30th November 2017).

Stepping Hill Hospital encourages Patients to Get Up, Get Dressed and Get Moving

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Staff on the Short Stay Older People’s ward at Stepping Hill Hospital are today launching a ‘dressed is best’ initiative by swapping their uniforms for pyjamas.

Public to be consulted on local health and social care plans

Monday 9th October 2017

The local NHS and Stockport Council are asking local organisations and individuals about plans that are proposed to change the focus of health and social care spending with the aim of benefitting local people across the borough.

Mayor of Greater Manchester opens new hospital transfer hub

Thursday 28th September 2017

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has officially opened a new facility at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport which helps get patients home quickly and safely, with any support they need to continue living independently.

You can still have your say

Friday 4th August 2017

During the last six weeks, the Stockport Together partners have been running a number of public listening events throughout the borough.

Stockport Together Vanguard launches Integrated Transfer Team

Thursday 6th July 2017

Stockport NHS, social care and voluntary sector workers have officially come together as new team to run a ‘transfer to assess’ service at Stepping Hill Hospital which aims to discharge patients from hospital as soon as they are medically fit and carry out longer term care needs assessments in their home or community setting.

Stockport Together Vanguard launches Integrated Transfer Team

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Stockport NHS, social care and voluntary sector workers have officially come together as new team to run a ‘transfer to assess’ service at Stepping Hill Hospital which aims to discharge patients from hospital as soon as they are medically fit and carry out longer term care needs assessments in their home or community setting.

We want your views

Tuesday 20th June 2017

The local NHS and Council in Stockport are asking for the public’s help to create a health a social care system fit for the future.

Early successes for new hospital initiative

Wednesday 5th April 2017

Whilst still in an early phase, staff working on a new initiative to support people in getting home from hospital are seeing some real positive successes

Stockport Star winners announced

Friday 3rd February 2017

The shinning stars of Stockport’s care sector were unveiled at a glittering, celebratory award ceremony last night (Thursday, 2nd February).

Stockport Together selected as a demonstrator site for empowering people and communities (EPC), new care models

Wednesday 4th January 2017

In response to the call from NHS England for Vanguards to step forward as demonstrators of best practice in Empowering People and Communities (EPC), Stockport Together’s exemplary work to date has been recognised as the borough was chosen as a demonstrator site.

Stockport Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2020

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

You can read the full Healthy Stockport, Stockport Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2017 to 2020 report by clicking on the image below:

Stockport's stars set to shine

Wednesday 21st December 2016

The Stockport Star awards will be shining brightly for the first time early in the New Year.

Leaders sign historic deal in Stockport to transform health and social care

Friday 16th December 2016

Senior health and social care leaders came together in Stockport today (Friday 16th December) to sign a historic £16 million deal which will be used to fund health and social care transformation plans set out by Stockport Together.

First neighbourhood team co-located

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Professionals from the first integrated neighbourhood team to be co-located say it is already enabling them to deliver better services for the people of Stockport.

Jaweeda Idoo - explaining my role

Friday 7th October 2016

As a GP in Woodley for over 17 years and former Clinical Director for Service Transformation for the CCG, Jaweeda Idoo is a familiar face within primary care and commissioning in Stockport.

Newsletter - August 2016 - Hearing from: Advance Nurse Practitioner

Thursday 18th August 2016

A team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners has been established to work within the communities across Stockport. Aligned to GP practices, the team is in place to help support people in their homes and reduce unnecessary GP appointments and hospital admissions. Team member Nicky Makepeace explains how their work is benefiting patients across Stockport.

Newsletter - August 2016 - Strengthening relationships and sharing insight

Thursday 18th August 2016

Earlier this year, Stockport Together held two networking sessions for the borough’s GPs and hospital consultants to strengthen relationships across the two professions.

Newsletter - August 2016 - Stockport receives funding to help transform health and social care

Thursday 18th August 2016

Stockport is one of two areas in Greater Manchester (GM) at the forefront of health and social care transformation, which will be accelerated thanks to new funding which was announced last month (July).

Newsletter - August 2016 - Connecting Professionals

Thursday 18th August 2016

Listening to the concerns of GPs and adding a service which helps answer an increasing problem: how to connect GPs with consultant colleagues to give access to real-time advice, and reduce the level of GP to hospital referrals.

Newsletter - August 2016 - Early wins for 100 day Rapid Testing programme

Thursday 18th August 2016

Three teams of front-line staff trialling innovative approaches to elective care as part of the 100 Day Rapid Testing programme are already making an impact for patients as the teams hit the 50 day mid-point.

Stockport Together response to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Financial Improvement Programme

Thursday 28th July 2016

Stockport Together is a partnership between Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Stepping Hill Hospital and community health services), Stockport Council, Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Viaduct Health (a federation representing Stockport GPs) and Pennine Care (mental health services).

Transformation funding announcement

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Stockport receives funding to help transform health and social care

Dedicated end of life care team awarded

Wednesday 6th July 2016

A team of health and social care staff working to make patients’ final months as comfortable and dignified as possible have been recognised with a national award.

Stockport Together launches innovative programme to improve efficiency

Friday 10th June 2016

After being selected in March 2016 as one of two sites in the country to work with NHS England on a new programme, Stockport Together formally kicked off a process to improve patient experience this Wednesday and Thursday (8th and 9th June) at a two-day launch event.

Newsletter - May 2016 - Working together: involving staff in change

Friday 20th May 2016

Improvements to the way health and social care services are delivered in Stockport means health and social care staff working together differently.

Newsletter - May 2016 - Consultant GP event

Friday 20th May 2016

In conjunction with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) we will be holding a joint GP and consultant event on 15th June. This will provide an update on the new ways of working at the same time providing opportunity for ‘live’ problem solving and networking. This follows a successful event held in March which brought together Stockport’s GPs and consultants from Stepping Hill Hospital, to help build relationships amongst the two professions.

Newsletter - May 2016 - Setting direction with new models of care

Friday 20th May 2016

Our commitment to creating a radical new approach to local services (known as a Multi-specialty Community Provider or MCP for short) has reached a new phase. Operating under the Stockport Together banner, senior leaders from the key health and care providers have signed an agreement which will see the organisations work together, to a single set of objectives to reshape local care services.

Doctors connect to speed up care

Thursday 21st April 2016

An innovative system that connects busy hospital consultants and GPs is speeding up patient treatment and reducing hospital appointments in Stockport.

Stockport health and social care providers sign significant new agreement to work together

Wednesday 6th April 2016

Senior leaders from the organisations providing health and social care services in Stockport came together today (Wednesday 6th April) to mark the start of a brand new way of working, by signing an agreement to work as a Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP).

Newsletter - March 2016 - Bringing GPs and Consultants Together

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

A new system has been introduced in Stockport to help doctors access real-time specialist advice from consultants.

Newsletter - March 2016 - Coming Next

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Two initiatives that will be launched soon in Stockport:

Newsletter - March 2016 - Greater Manchester Devolution

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

As part of the Greater Manchester-wide focus on health and social care transformation, all ten areas across the region have submitted proposed plans outlining what will be done to change services in their borough.

Newsletter - March 2016 - Healthchat Training

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

It is generally agreed that anyone working within health and social care in Stockport should be able to provide basic health and wellbeing information to any members of the public. All staff should be able to chat about lifestyles and put members of the public in touch with someone who can help if they want to make a change to their way of life.

Newsletter - March 2016 - introduction

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of the Stockport Together newsletter! In this edition we’re bringing you an update on the design process, a case study of some great new ways of working in Cheadle, information about a newly launched service designed to help GPs access real-time advice from consultants and some details about Greater Manchester Devolution (GM Devo).

Newsletter - March 2016 - News from other Vanguards

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

In these newsletters we will aim to give an update on the progress of other Vanguard sites. In this edition, we provide some information about how Sunderland’s Vanguard programme is going.

Newsletter - March 2016 - Proactive Care update

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Programme: Proactive Care

Newsletter - March 2016 - Working Together in Cheadle

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

As part of Stockport Together’s plan to get health and social care teams to work more closely together, eight integrated neighbourhood services are being set up across the borough.

Partnership to improve local health and care services celebrates first anniversary

Tuesday 15th March 2016

This week marks one year since the launch of 29 vanguards that are leading a national NHS programme aimed at transforming care for patients in towns, cities and counties across England.

Stockport Together Selected To Work with NHS England On 'Elective Care Rapid Testing Programme'

Monday 7th March 2016

Following a presentation given to NHS England earlier in the year, Stockport Together has been chosen to take part in a national programme of work called NHS England Elective Care Rapid Testing programme.

Stockport Together welcomes Paul Plsek

Friday 19th February 2016

Paul Plsek, a global leader in complex innovation and improvement in complex organisations, joined the Stockport Together team yesterday (Thursday 18th February) to share how the latest thinking can help transform health and social care for our borough.

Stockport residents asked for struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices

Monday 15th February 2016

Residents of Stockport are being asked to share their struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices, as the Greater Manchester region prepares to take responsibility for a £6billion health and social care budget.

Stockport selected to lead the way on Social Movement

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Stockport residents are set to benefit from a funding boost that will support community projects across the borough.

Stockport Together: Consensus Event

Wednesday 25th November 2015

Consensus Event hosted on Tuesday (24th November 2015) at Stockport County brought together all staff working on the Stockport Together programmes and enablers to discuss activity and plans, and to obtain consensus on the new models of care.

Local GP and patient attend Downing Street reception

Tuesday 24th November 2015

A GP and patient from Stockport attended a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street on Monday (23 November 2015).

£3.98 million vanguard cash boost for Stockport Together

Monday 19th October 2015

Stockport Together has received £3.98 million of funding for its part in a national NHS programme aimed at transforming the way health and care is delivered across England.

Stockport Together Events - Design phase kicked off

Friday 11th September 2015

Design phase kicked off with seven major events for staff, public and third party organisations

Transforming Stockport's Health and Social Care services

Thursday 11th June 2015

Article for Healthwatch newsletter - June

Andrew Webb appointed to Stockport Together team

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Andrew Webb has been appointed as the lead for the Stockport Together health and social care transformation activity across the borough by the four partner organisations.

Vanguard Statement

Tuesday 10th March 2015

The Stockport Together partnership has been successful in its bid to be a Vanguard site.