If you are ambitious and determined to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions then join us

The Coalition for Collaborative Care is an important step towards a health and care system fit for the twenty-first century. The coalition brings together a diverse set of people and organisations united by our commitment to make significant changes to the way people interact with health and care services. We want people with long-term conditions to be in control, working with health and care professionals to improve how they live with their long-term condition. At the same time, we recognise they have knowledge and should be actively supported to manage their conditions. This includes help to take the often challenging steps towards long-term behaviour change in areas like diet, smoking and exercise and connected to one another to create powerful networks that support better health.

The coalition is important because this is the first time a group of people and organisations, who can influence and implement large-scale system change, have come together to do just that. We will campaign and influence, but also take on the hard work needed to transform the wiring of the system as well as support tangible change on the ground. This dual focus – on the system and local adoption – makes us as ambitious as we are determined. Our firm commitment is to improving a whole range of influencing factors from financial incentives for clinicians to the evidence base underpinning the approach; from training for healthcare professionals to developing networks of patient leaders. The focus is on action and on large-scale change – moving collaborative care from the early adopters to the mainstream.

Nesta’s own work in this area is People Powered Health . This recognised that the necessary changes to the health and care system are beyond the remit of any single organisation: it is a systems challenge. This is why we’re particularly pleased to be part of the coalition, working alongside others to take deliberate and intentional steps towards a health and care system that is entrusting, enabling and empowering.

If you share our vision for the future of the health and care system then come and join us, there’s plenty of work to be done.

Halima Khan, Director – Innovation Lab, Nesta 

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3 thoughts on “If you are ambitious and determined to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions then join us

  1. This initiative has the power to really make a difference. As pointed out; it does require a whole transformation which is combined with the commitment and determination of ALL partners to see it through.

    Each and everyone of us has a story to tell about our life; it is no different for our health.

    To understand patients we need to dedicate time to knowing them as individuals in far more effective ways. However, many health and health-care providers will argue and reiterate the same challenges of why this is impossible: cost, time, targets.

    However, it is my belief that the C4CC approach further strengthens why such an initiative will work and achieve excellent, measurable and sustainable results.

    Admittedly, such a service is dependent on member groups, professionals and patients alike to work together on this and to do so at all times! Also, with effective and comprehensive communications we can bring further transparency, awareness and understanding to further strengthen the support and have optimal impact. It is plausible to consider that by entwining best practices within all public services there will be minimal pressures in the long run.

    This innovative solution brings a genuine and all-encompassing approach that seeks the best results for all.

  2. Have been sent this from Tony Dailide who thought it would be of interest. But 2/3 hrs each way travelling than 4 hr meeting is all to much. The money would have covered cost of PA plus petrol. Have you thought of a Skype meeting or something similar. So those with disabilities who have a laptop could engage and have some input.

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