In April, Tim Ferris, Director of Transformation of NHS England and Improvement, opened #SolvingTogether, a platform for those within the NHS to post their ideas for how to recover services, redesign care delivery, and address health inequalities.
The platform is designed to enable NHS colleagues working within elective recovery to share their ideas and experiences on how the service can best be recovered.
The suggestions which have emerged from the activity have been varied – some are traditional recommendations, whilst others focus on communications, technologies, and alternative support functions.
The success of the platform, which remained open until early May, presents the requirement for collaboration with all stakeholders from patients to those in the field, in order to balance budgets with the knowledge of what has been seen to work in practice already.
As we near the official launch of ICSs, and with so many challenges facing the NHS at present, a collaborative approach to transformation is essential for managing the launch of a new way of working, whilst simultaneously looking to manage and overcome these challenges.
– Andrew Armitage, Group CEO, Liaison Group