In Lambeth and Southwark we are working to put patients truly at the centre of the care they receive. On 25 January 2019 at the Kia Oval, over 50 health, social care and voluntary community sector organisation professionals from across the borough came together to celebrate the success of the Coordinated Care Multidisciplinary Training Programme.
This ground-breaking 6-month programme, the first of its kind in England, has brought together a wide range of staff from across Lambeth and Southwark. Together they have been undertaking an intense training programme and projects in their workplace to improve care coordination.
Bringing Lambeth Together
In Lambeth, we know that good care coordination is important to many people. Across the country, we’re seeing people living longer and with more complex conditions. Effective care coordination is key to supporting people with conditions such as diabetes and respiratory problems to access high quality care and we’re meeting this challenge through the development of our integrated health and care programme- Lambeth Together. Lambeth Together has ambitious commitment by health and social care providers and voluntary sector organisations across the borough to work together to deliver services in a more joined-up way.
Developing skills for joint working
To support professionals, the programme offered training on areas such as supportive interviewing, leadership, trust building, change management and person centred care. We heard how all these skills have added up to already see a big impact across the boroughs through the projects taken on by people on the programme.
Katie Ryan, Physiotherapist in the Integrated Respiratory Team at NHS Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, who did the training said:
“In my role, this is the first time I’ve trained with such a diverse range of people from different health and care backgrounds. This was the best part of the course for me. It has really given me a great appreciation of the different roles people do and how we can best work together to effectively support Lambeth and Southwark people.”
Amanda Williams, Assistant Director for Local Care Network Development in Lambeth said:
“This programme has already shown an impact on the way our staff work together. It has also supported staff to develop local projects to improve how they work with and support people with complex conditions across Lambeth and Southwark. We look forward to seeing how the projects from the programme all develop and to seeing these relationships come together to improve patient care across our boroughs.”