The Coalition for Collaborative Care (C4CC) has almost tripled its partnership strength in just five months.
Since its launch in November 2014, C4CC has been working hard to create an alliance of strong, like-minded organisations, who together with people living with or supporting people with long-term conditions, can act make person-centred care and support a reality.
Martin Routledge, Director of Coalition for Collaborative Care said: “This substantial increase in the number of influential national organisations wanting to work alongside us just highlights the desire for change across health, care and beyond. Partners will both impact at a national level and also support our increasing membership of people and groups at local level to help realise the vision of a new deal for people with long-term conditions.
Professor Nigel Mathers, Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Chair of the Coalition for Collaborative Care said: “Partners in the Coalition are integral to making this work. By coming together, we bring a vast breadth of experience, influence and willingness to make the changes that need to happen.
“As a Coalition, we can make a difference across the health system for people living with, or caring for those with long-term conditions. All the partners, both new and those that founded C4CC, can help to extend our reach and influence, and embed the principles of person-centred care at all levels of the system.”
Howard Duff, Director of England Royal Pharmaceutical Society said: “We are really pleased to be a new partner of the Coalition for Collaborative Care. People with long term conditions have told us they would like more support from pharmacists with their medicines. As a partner we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with C4CC and improve patient care. We will be taking the people centred approach to care and applying this to everything we do.”
Karin Tancock, Professional Affairs Officer at the College of Occupational Therapists said: “The College of Occupational Therapists is proud to announce its new partnership with the Coalition for Collaborative Care. Occupational therapists work with people with long term conditions, enabling them to manage their condition independently and continue doing the activities that are important to them. We look forward to working with leaders in health and social care to achieve person centred and coordinated care for people with long term conditions giving them more choice and control in their day to day lives.”
Richard Cross, a member of C4CC’s Co-Production Group said, “As a carer for more than 25 years, I have experienced first-hand enough negative issues. Now as a member of the C4CC Co-production group, it is fabulous to sit in a room with so many influential people from a variety of organisations, who have the power to make the changes necessary that will help those of us in long-term caring achieve the support and recognition we want, but never thought would happen.”
The current 40 partners feature organisations from across health and social care, charities, professional associations and community and voluntary organisations. Each of the partners will make a direct contribution to the work of the Coalition and can offer a mixture of expertise, professional, policy and leadership support, workforce support, or third party, charity and provider knowledge.
Our partners will work together through the Coalition and significantly, guided by people with lived experience of long-term conditions, to help make person-centred care the norm, not the exception.
C4CC continues to be in contact with a number of additional organisations who have expressed an interest in becoming partners, and a second wave of new partners is expected to be announced later this year.
The full list of our partners can be found on the Coalition for Collaborative Care website.