Our plan 2019/20 is focused on balancing both financial and service priorities, which will be a significant challenge given our forecast of significant increases in demand for services:
- Accelerating the digital opportunities for the system:
- Making Devon ‘feel’ like one system with shared, consolidated and integrated patient records
- Sharing technological infrastructure and technical design
- Digital citizen: addressing public demand for digital services and self-care options
- Harnessing information for data analytics, intelligence and governance.
- Developing a Clinical Services Strategy for Devon, Cornwall & IoS and developing clinical service delivery networks to promote greater collaboration between clinical teams, improve service resilience, reducing unwarranted variation and improve efficiency.
- Piloting implementation of national community models for mental health: improving the interface between primary and secondary care, work on geographical scope of specialist services and shifts in investment to achieve this. This will involve:
- Including the Mental Health Investment Standard in the system finance plan
- Integrating community mental health services for a whole service offer across urgent care first response, standardised mental health services in A&E and inpatient wards; children’s mental health and dementia.
- Investing in prevention, with a ring-fenced additional £2 million.
- Addressing financial inequities and health inequalities with a focus on people or groups suffering the poorest health outcomes.
- Implementing our Integrated Care Model. Completing the integration of the system-wide blueprint, embedding Population Health Management with targeted interventions within the community.
- Implementing our workforce strategy to:
- Reduce reliance on agency staff and reduce cost.
- Create a Devon-wide recruitment bureau.
- Manage talent across all organisations to aid retention and boost recruitment.
- Introduce workable, flexible shift patterns that meet the needs of modern workers.
- Train staff so that they can use new technology.
We identified the high-level areas which we need to prioritise, but we need you – our communities – to work with us to develop the detailed plans for each area.