Following a successful launch at the Future of Health conference, the Coalition for Collaborative Care is looking to recruit more partners and members to support its commitment to improving care and support for people with long-term conditions.
By bringing together and enabling partnership working between leading organisations in health, social care, the voluntary sector and people living with long-term conditions, the Coalition aims to build a joined up, powerful momentum – supporting those determined to make person-centred collaborative care a reality for everyone. Working in partnership will be fundamental in ensuring that the health and care system is re-designed for the 21st century – a challenge which goes beyond the remit of any one, single organisation.
Membership and partnership with the Coalition is open to any individual or organisation with an interest in and commitment to achieving person-centred, co-ordinated care.
Rosie Loftus, Lead GP Adviser at Macmillan Cancer Support, explains why her organisation decided to join the Coalition:
“We’re delighted to be part of the Coalition of Collaborative Care, which will play a vital role in making sure the NHS, and especially its workforce, is fit for the future.
As healthcare systems and medicines have improved over the last couple of decades what it means to be diagnosed with cancer has changed. More people are diagnosed with cancer which is treatable but incurable and they may live with it for a long time, in the same way people live with other long term conditions. There is also a growing number of older people with cancer who are being diagnosed with other long term conditions as well. Health and social care services aren’t currently equipped to support people with these kinds of new and complex needs.
Macmillan is already pioneering cancer services to make sure people receive the treatment that’s best for their lives not just their symptoms. We now urgently want to see this happening across the NHS and look forward to working with other great organisations to make sure that everyone, no matter where they live in the country or what illness they face gets the care they deserve.”
To find out how you can get involved with the Coalition as a member or partner, visit our ‘Get Involved’ page.