Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System

North East Essex Health & Wellbeing

The North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance (the Alliance) is a collaboration of commissioners, providers and other system partners working together to transform the health and wellbeing of the population of North East Essex as an integrated system.

Our Partners include:
  • North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Anglian Community Enterprise
  • East Suffolk and North East Essex Foundation Trust
  • Essex County Council
  • Tendring District Council
  • Colchester Borough Council
  • St Helena
  • Essex Partnership University Trust
  • GP Primary Choice Ltd
  • Tendring CVS
  • Colchester C360
Our approach is for everyone at all stages of their life to be able to Live Well in North East Essex.

We will organise ourselves and define the outcomes we wish to achieve using the 6 domains of the Live Well model:

  • Start Well; Giving children the best start in life
  • Feel Well; Supporting mental wellbeing
  • Be Well; Empowering adults to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Age Well; Supporting people to live safely and independently as they grow older
  • Stay Well; Supporting adults with health or care concerns to access support and maintain healthy, productive and fulfilling lives
  • Die Well; Giving individuals nearing end of life choice around their care

The Alliance will become the forum for all key commissioning decisions affecting the health and wellbeing of the population of North East Essex. We will move away from traditional commissioning models to a population health-based approach with ever greater integration of health and local authority services, and greater parity between physical and mental health.

We are actively extending our reach and engagement in the local area, involving patients, the public and other stakeholders.

Deprivation in Tendring

Deprivation is often concentrated in certain types of communities, including coastal areas. The most deprived neighbourhood in England according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 is to the east of the Jaywick area of Clacton on Sea. Tendring communities are close knit and supportive, but face challenges including economic inactivity, relatively levels of occupational qualifications and skills, high numbers of children and families living in poverty, and an increasing ageing population. Helping people with health and care needs to live independently in their own homes, community-based support, and developing the local workforce including in the health and care sectors, are key priorities in helping people in Tendring out of deprivation and to live healthier lives.

1) Investing in prevention and work to reduce inequalities within and between local communities.

2) Implementing an asset-based community model of care, with Primary Care Networks and Integrated Neighbourhood Teams at its heart.

3) Building system resilience so we can support people with an urgent need with the right person in the right place at the right time.

4) Ensuring we take a joined-up approach to planning and delivery of the key building blocks of system integration, including workforce planning, digital, estates, communications and information governance.

We are committed to ensuring our governance develops as we mature as a system and have agreed a clear roadmap with target operating models for the Alliance as follows:

  • 2019/20 - Transitional arrangements governed by a Memorandum of Understanding
  • 2020/21 - Governed by legal agreement with some form of shadow capitation risk
  • 2021/22 - Governed by agreements with full risk sharing

We will work closely with Alliance colleagues in East and West Suffolk and be a proactive partner within the Integrated Care System.

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