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Transforming Community Services (TCS) multi-professional leadership challenges for all primary & community care clinical teams

A series of collaborative, one day, leadership challenge events to identify the best regional and national clinical teams, within community and primary care, are coming to your region in February – March 2011.

The Transforming Community Services Leadership Challenges will create a condensed, virtual best practice learning environment where multi-professional teams will arrive with a service improvement idea. Through a facilitated process, the teams will be challenged to collaboratively demonstrate the validity of their scheme, assessed by a panel of multi-professional experts to determine the winning team from each region. Each regional winning team will be awarded £50,000 to implement their scheme for the first year.

Your help and support is needed:
We primarily require your help to ensure that the registration form and details are distributed widely to as many health professionals in all NHS provider services within your networks, as soon as possible.

Please note the challenges are primarily aimed at front line clinicians (GPs, AHPs, nurses etc), but can include unqualified professionals e.g health care assistants. They require a team application submitted with an innovative, collaborative service improvement or pathway idea, which we have suggested aligns with the SHA's and local QIPP priorities (maximum of three ideas).

As teams are ideally required to consist of at least a GP, an AHP and a nurse, as well as further possible integration by including a social worker, patient representative, etc where applicable, and  the recommended team size is 6 - 8 (min 4 - max 10). Clinicians will need time to co-ordinate teams, meet and choose service improvement ideas before submitting their registration form.  Therefore, the earlier you can cascade, the more time they will have to complete and submit their registration form.

Each region has capacity for 10 teams of 10, but we expect teams will be smaller than this and there is therefore flexibility to have more than 10 teams. As agreed in a spirit of co-production, with the SHA TCS/Leadership leads, the registrations are primarily accepted on a first come, first served, basis -  but if there is oversubscription of an event, we are happy for the SHA to be involved in a final assessment process. We have advised clinicians to submit their registration documents, as soon as possible, due to limited spaces being available.

Deadline for submitting completed application forms:
The deadline for multi-professional teams to send completed registration
forms, electronically, to : melissa.fileppi@dh.gsi.gov.uk is 5pm 21 January 2011

£50,000 award for regional winning teams to implement their schemes:
It has been agreed that an award of £50K will be made to each regional event winning team, in order to fund their service improvement idea, for one year (non recurrent). We advise participating teams to consider this amount when submitting their ideas.

National final event - 24 March 2011:

The national final will be a showcase and celebration of the regional winning teams and their service improvement ideas, as opposed to a further challenge to find the national winner of regional winners. We are hoping for ministerial support to officially present the awards (albeit monies will have already been transferred from DH to SHA to distribute to the regional winning team), for national press coverage of the event.
Therefore, this will be a national opportunity to show case schemes.

Attached: TCS Challenges registration guidance and registration form.

Registration Form (to be completed and emailed to melissa.fileppi@dh.gsi.gov.uk by 5pm 21 January 2011:

For more details, contact:
Jo Partington
Management Fellow (City University)
AHP Clinical Lead, Transforming Community Services Team,Department of Finance, Performance & Operations