In this week’s update:
- Regional implementation support workshops
- Co-design the online support tool
- Implementation support virtual ‘drop-in clinics’
Regional implementation support workshops
Our first set of regional workshops, focusing on effective leadership to support successful implementation, will be held in the weeks commencing 16 and 23 February. These interactive workshops are designed to give participants practical advice, best practice and shared learning from across the national network and will be facilitated by subject matter experts.
Please see the table below for the dates of upcoming workshops. If you would like to find out more about workshops in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|East of England||KPMG office, Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge||18th February||09:30 – 12:30||Paul Corrigan & Gary Belfield|
|West Midlands||KPMG office, One Snowhill, Snow Hill, Queensway, Birmingham||19th February||10:00 – 13:00||Hannah Miller & Gary Belfield|
|East Midlands||KPMG office, 31 Park Row, City Centre, Nottingham||20th February||10:00 – 13:00||Dr Stephen Richards & Gary Belfield|
KPMG office, Neville St, 1 The Embankment,
|24th February||13:00 – 16:00||Sir John Oldham & Gary Belfield|
|North West||Memorial Hall at the Albert Square Chop House, Albert Square, Manchester||25th February||09:30 – 12:30||Dr Stephen Richards & Tom Keohane|
Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, Russell Sq,
|26th February||09:30 – 12:30||Hannah Miller & Tom Keohane|
|South East||KPMG office, 1 Forest Gate, Brighton Road, Crawley||18th February||10:00 – 13:00||Dr Stephen Richards & Gary Belfield|
|South||KPMG office, 100 Temple Street, Bristol||26th February||10:00 – 13:00||Dr Nick Goodwin & Gary Belfield|
Co-design the online support tool
Please help to co-design the online support tool, which will help facilitate the sharing of good practice and build online networks to support better care implementation, by completing the brief survey linked to below. The survey follows on from the one circulated through this update in mid-January and should take no more than ten minutes to complete. There is a prize of £50 retail vouchers for one participant, and we are looking for responses before Friday 13th February 2015. The support tool will then be tested with a small user group before going live at the end of March 2015.
Please click this link to input your ideas.
Implementation support virtual ‘drop-in clinics’
To provide additional implementation support, we will be running virtual ‘drop-in clinics’ over the next 2 weeks. These are one-on-one telephone calls with national experts for individual sites to discuss the particular challenges and issues they are facing in their local area. The experts will offer their wide range of experience and expertise and provide guidance and practical tips to address your priority needs. The full list of experts with their biographies and availability is attached to this email. If you are interested in booking a session with one of the experts, please email email@example.com.
Finally, work on the development of guidance for the operationalisation of the BCF is coming to a close, and we are hoping to publish it in the next two weeks. The areas covered in the document include:
- financial accountability and governance for implementation of the BCF;
- ongoing monitoring of performance;
- alignment with 15/16 planning, including the process for areas to review non-elective target; and
- how the P4P mechanism will operate in practice.
Many thanks,John Wardell, Better Care Fund Deputy Programme Director