Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Engagement
The three south Nottinghamshire CCG engagement teams took the lead on the design, implementation, support and monitoring of an IPC Co-Production Group that was a vital part in establishing IPC in Nottinghamshire.
IPC is a partnership programme between NHS England and the Local Government Association (LGA). It is a nationally led, locally delivered programme that is supporting healthcare empowerment and the better integration of services across health, social care and the voluntary and community sector.
The focus of this work was to ensure patients and carers with lived experience of personal, integrated and personal health budgets were at the centre of the work. Much time was invested in contacting and engaging with local groups and communities to encourage involvement.
Leading on this strategy and in conjunction with the NHS England Lived Experience advisor and Self Help UK who were commissioned to facilitate the IPC Co-Production group, a strategy for the Co-production group was developed. This strategy outlines the role of the IPC Co-production group in Nottinghamshire, the context in which it will sit and a structure for how to establish and develop this group. The IPC Co-Production group will be part of promoting, actively informing decisions and designing the implementation of IPC across Nottinghamshire
Now the strategy is fully implemented the IPC Co-production group is thriving through monthly meetings run by Self Help UK.