Your Care, Your Future
Local GPs, primary care teams, NHS organisations and Hertfordshire County Council are working together on a major review of the way health and social care services are provided in west Hertfordshire. The review – called Your Care, Your Future – is looking at new ways to provide care in the local area and they would like your help to design the models of care.
The LPC has engaged with Herts Valleys CCG as a key part of integrated health and social care for the West Hertfordshire Strategic Review “Your Care, Your Future” consultation. In order to ensure that community pharmacies within West Hertfordshire are considered as part of the new models of care and the options that are developed we have put together a detailed document that outlines ways in which community pharmacy could support the following three areas as outlined within the case for change:
- Preventing ill health through a new approach to staying well
- Integration and ensuring more joined up care
- Develop more care locally to home by ensuring the right care is in the right place at the right time
Your LPC is represented on the Stakeholder Advisory Group and we have reiterated how important it is that local community pharmacies are represented and involved in this review. Locality design events are being held across west Hertfordshire – dates, times and locations are listed below. This is one of the ways that community pharmacies can be involved and in helping to design how care in your area might look in the future.
The LPC recognises that the dates and times of these meetings may not be suitable however we would recommend that, where possible, you or a colleague from your pharmacy consider attending the event taking place in your specific locality so that your views can be considered. To register to attend the Watford and Three Rivers event please click here. To register to attend the St albans and Harpenden event please click here.
- Watford and Three Rivers Local event
Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9JL
Wednesday 5 August 2015, 10.30am – 12.30p
- St Albans and Harpenden
The Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn, AL3 7AF
Wednesday 12 August 2015, 9.30am – 11.30am
Representatives from primary care, secondary care, social care, patient representatives and the voluntary sector will also be in attendance.
More information on Your Care, Your Future is available at www.yourcareyourfuture.org.uk or you can follow @YCYF_WestHerts. Your Care, Your Future also recently published an interim Case for Change, which is available here: www.yourcareyourfuture.org.uk/case-for-change.If you would like to request a copy of the interim Case for Change please email firstname.lastname@example.org.