Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust
Care Together - an integrated approach to health and care
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust (T&G) has undertaken significant transformation to develop an integrated model of care to their population. Their ‘Care Together’ Programme is an innovative, whole health and care system programme to transform the way in which services, care for, involve and support the 250,000 residents, to improve health and wellbeing and supporting financial sustainability.
Tameside and Glossop Commissioner and trust boards have been working together for three years to bring about cultural and behavioural change, which have given colleagues working on the front line the ‘permission’ to go out and try new ways of working for the benefit of the population.
T&G has also introduced informal governance to allow for shared decision making. Alongside this, they have established a Partnership Engagement Network (PEN). The PEN provides the public and their partners with a structured method to influence the work of public services and to proactively feed in issues and ideas. T&G are recognised as a leading locality in integrated care and have shared their learning with national and international teams.
This was also recognised with the Trust and Local Authority CEO’s won the Greater Manchester award for ‘leaders across boundaries’ in 2019.
To find out more please contact Stephanie Sloan, Strategy and Business Planning Manager, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust.