Cheshire and Wirral CQUINs in mental health

ContactCarl Albanese, Assistant Contracts Manager, Cheshire and Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit
Telephone 0151 514 6326 ext. 1413
Emailcarl.albanese@cmcsu.nhs.uk
Websitehttp://www.cwwcso.org.uk
AddressOld Market House, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5AL

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation TrustCheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is working on a series of Commissioning for Quality and Innovations (CQUINs) in mental health, including improving integrated care for people with long term conditions in the community, improving the accuracy, quality and timeliness of data about services and encouraging innovation across service areas.

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Integrated care for people with long term conditions
This innovation aims to improve integrated care for people with long term conditions in the community to avoid unnecessary use of acute care and care home beds.

This includes developing the Infrastructure to sustain integrated Long Term Condition Management delivering risk stratification, integrated teams and supporting self care project Pathways for Life. This service integration will support earlier discharge.

Accurate, high quality and timely data
Accurate, high quality and timely data is essential for the on-going monitoring and review of services. This CQUIN will inform the quality of the clustering data and to ensure that providers and commissioner understand the “active caseloads” which are representative of local populations and which inform activity demand plans. It will also support the CCG and Trust’s response to the Francis report, in providing assurance around robustness of data to inform discussions around quality and patient experience.

Innovation across service areas
In order to deliver the QIPP agenda, it will be vital for commissioner and provider to work together. Front line staff often have excellent ideas on how to improve services for the benefit of patients, but often these are not able to come to fruition due to restrictions of funding or time. This CQUIN gives staff the opportunity to pilot an innovative idea that may influence future commissioning decisions.