Nationally, over the last couple of years, we have seen a drive towards health and care organisations working more closely together to provide more joined up care for their population.
Locally there are significant health inequalities in Sheffield, and despite the progress made in improving the health of the population over the last few years, there is still more work that we can do as a partnership to address these inequalities.
Organisations involved with health and social care have agreed collectively that a different approach is required. The starting point is a shared vision, aims, priorities, objectives and a set of principles that shape the way we work together. This is where the ACP comes in; to bring our organisations more closely together to deliver “prevention, wellbeing and great care together“ – Shaping Sheffield.
These short videos from the Kings Fund help to explain how the NHS works and how joined up care can benefit patients.
How does the NHS in England work?
Joined-up care: Sam’s story: