The CQC end of programme report ‘Beyond Barriers’ brings together all the learning from 20 geographical local system reviews of how older people move through the health and social care system.
It found that services need to look at working much closer together in order to improve people’s experiences.
Voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are under-used in the planning and delivery of services.
Commissioning is critical in this planning, and yet the CQC saw that commissioning was often focused on individual services rather than the whole system.
Can you learn from the case studies included within the report?
Is a similar organisation to your own doing something you could replicate?
Can you use the report to have a conversation with partners, especially commissioners, in your own local system, about how can they involve the VCSE better in planning services?