Year of Care
The Year of Care programme has demonstrated how to introduce and embed personalised care planning in routine care for people with long term conditions (LTCs) using diabetes as an exemplar.
Implementing the approach in three diverse communities led to important learning for commissioners. This includes:
- How to commission care planning
- A practical guide to commissioning and delivery of non-traditional services to support self management through the third sector
- A new commissioning model for long term conditions. It is driven by the needs of people with LTCs , addresses the QIPP agenda and provides a framework for redesign of services across the whole health economy
This learning, including detailed practical information is included in:
- Year of Care: Report of Findings of the Pilot Programme
- Year of Care: Thanks for the Petunias – a guide to developing and commissioning non-traditional providers to support self management for people with long term conditions.
- Year of Care: Summary of key achievements and outputs
- Year of Care: Commissioning Model for LTCs
- Year of Care: Workforce issues and service planning for people with Long Term Conditions (LTCs)
The Year of Care Programme worked closely with the Royal College of General Practitioners during the production of their reports:
- Royal College of General Practitioners: Care Planning - Improving the Lives of People with Long Term Conditions (attached and link to College websitehttp://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical_and_research/circ/year_of_care.aspx)
- Royal College of General Practitioners: Care Planning - Improving the Lives of People with Long Term Conditions. A Summary (attached and link to College website http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical_and_research/circ/year_of_care.aspx)
The National Year of Care Training, Development and Support team have scaled up the care planning model to 12 other sites. There are 1000 trained health care practitioners and over 40 quality assured trainers across England.