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The Provider Alliances brings together Health, Social Care, Third Sector and Housing providers to use our collective resources to deliver new, integrated models of care designed to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We will work together to reduce fragmentation of care for people with complex comorbidities, ensuring the person is at the centre of our decision making.  Our new community-based services will focus on prevention and proactive care, thereby reducing demand on crisis and urgent care, and promoting choice and independence.

Improving health outcomes is a complex challenge which is bigger than any single organisation and therefore requires effective partnership working. We have the potential to be more impactful if we pull in the same direction, work in similar ways and collaborate to provide more holistic support to people in our communities.

The Provider Alliance includes a number of organisations who are involved in joint community service delivery (GPs, social care and the voluntary sector) and pathway partners (acute trusts, out of hours services and care homes) who are linked to or impacted by community services and the way they are delivered. This provider alliance reports to the Liverpool and Sefton Health and Care Transformation Programme Board.

The Provider Alliance shares the following principles:

  • We will empower those with long term conditions to take more control of their own health
  • We will provide whole-person care through a biopsychosocial approach
  • We will break down existing barriers between primary, community, hospital, mental health and social care, to create a streamlined experience for patients and avoid duplication
  • We will maximise community assets
  • We will make the health care system simpler, particularly for those with complex needs
  • We will work with secondary care to ensure our patients have access to specialist knowledge in out of hospital settings so that care can be delivered as close to the patient/community as possible.

In 2019/20, the Provider Alliance will deliberately move away from multitude of condition specific projects/schemes driven by a single condition policy or targets and identify high impact collective action for population by segmentation and identifying needs, service utilisation and alternative for particular cohorts/segments of the population.

Together, partners will build new operating system (people, processes and technology) for integrated care, specifically:

  • Integrated care teams based on neighbourhoods for 30,000 to 50,000 population
  • Social prescribing to support integrated care teams at 30,000 to 50,000
  • Outpatient services and alternatives
  • Digital technology to support integrated care teams and outpatient review
  • Urgent care review.

The operating system will be tested for two population segments in 2019 - frailty/dementia, and complex needs.

Our model of care is based on the theory that we must address people’s dependency on hospital services by changing their passive relationship to services, maximising social support in the community and taking a biopsychosocial approach that addresses people’s needs holistically. This approach will be operationalised through the development of highly effective integrated care teams for populations of 30,000 to 50,000, and reflected in the whole-system redesign of key pathways such as urgent care, the frailty pathway to reduce hospital dependency. We will use system-wide intelligence to support our service redesign and public health intelligence to enable a sustained proactive preventative model in the future.