Integrated Personal Commissioning

Integrated Personal Commissioning

Integrated Personal Commissioning is a new voluntary approach to joining up health and social care for people with complex needs.

In July 2014 the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme was announced. Stockton-on-Tees is the only area in the North East of England invited to join the first wave of demonstrator sites for the programme.

The Integrated Personal Commissioning programme will offer service users with complex needs the ability to tailor their support and care in ways that are effective, beneficial and meaningful to their lives; giving the individual a say in the way their care budget is spent to achieve better health, care and independence.

Local authorities and NHS service providers will be offered support to address systematic barriers to change, and the voluntary and community sector will be a key partner in designing and delivering effective, target oriented approaches to supporting individuals, encouraging cultural change and aiding their service users.

The Integrated Personal Commissioning programme will facilitate a shift in power to individuals and their carers in self-determination of their health and care.

The programme is aimed at individuals who have high levels of need, who often have health, social care and support needs where a personalised approach would address barriers and problems identified in the current, traditional care provision.

What Will It Do?

  • Aid people with complex needs and their carers to obtain better quality of life, achieve outcomes that are personally important and give families more involvement in designing their care around personal circumstances.
  • Help prevention and intervention of crises in people’s lives that lead to unplanned institutional care and hospital admissions by allowing the individual self-management of their care and giving them the tools to measure the outcomes of their support.
  • Facilitate better integration of quality of care for both the service user and the family.

Who Will It Help?

  • Children and young people with complex needs, including those eligible for education, health and care plans.
  • People with multiple long-term conditions, particularly older people with frailty.
  • People with learning disabilities with high support needs, including those who are in institutional settings or at risk of being placed in these settings.
  • People with significant mental health needs, such as those eligible for the Care Programme Approach or those who use high levels of unplanned care.

In Stockton the cohort for the pilot will be frail people over 65 years with multipole long-term condition especially those in need of respiratory care.

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