Cornwall Partners in Care hold weekly briefings with Cornwall Council and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation trust. These meetings involve Jonathan Price (Joint Director Adult Care and Health for Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow) and Phil Confue (Chief Executive of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation trust), as well as David Smith (CPIC Chairman) and representatives from the CPIC Committee.
Daily update - 5th March 2021
At the meeting today Jonathon, Val, Derek, Mary, Phil and myself were in attendance. Apologies were received from Christine. We discussed the following;
1/ Derek stated that the number of high priority unmet demand packages had decreased dramatically from over 240 to less than 80,due to collaborative working arrangements with the market. The number of Providers signed up to Provider Led Reviews had increased from 13 to 37 which represented 85% of the market by volume.
2/ Jonathon suggested that such collaboration leading to positive outcomes should be publicised as a case study, and that true integration of this nature should be at the core of future Integrated Care Arrangements. It was agreed that a Joint Forum should be arranged this month involving Jonathon and the Portfolio Holder, to consider this further. It was also suggested that CPIC prepare a briefing paper outlining how the voice of the sector can be heard in the new arrangements. Jonathon agreed to assist with this so that a joined up statement of need could be submitted.
3/ As regards future communication arrangements, Jonathon suggested that Friday briefing meetings with representatives of CPIC should continue. The Care Home Cell could serve a useful purpose in the future, with a similar arrangement for Care at Home. An ICC type forum with broader partnerships could also be set up. I agreed to raise future communication arrangements at the next CPIC Committee Meeting and to feed this back to Jonathon.
4/ Jonathon agreed to get a letter out today regarding the onboarding process for Care Homes, with details of the agreed uplift. Letters regarding the allocation of Workforce Funds to Providers will also be distributed shortly.
5/ Jonathon agreed to incorporate new Government guidance on visiting into his Communication Bulletin which would also include a call to volunteers to help with the process. Mary stated that some of her residents had received shielding letters which meant that potentially there were two pieces of Government guidance which were conflicting, and
Insurance Companies were unhappy about this.
6/ Val stated that there had been positive Provider feedback regarding the Proud to Care recruitment campaign, and that the Pirate FM radio advertising campaign would shortly be relaunched. Val stated that external Agency support had been funded through Health Education England to support a national recruitment campaign for Registered Managers and qualified nurses - I will discuss this more fully at the next CPIC Committee Meeting. Mary outlined the details of a CPIC sub group to look at overseas nurse recruitment, and Val asked to be involved in this.
7/ Mary asked when Provider Led Reviews would take place in Care Homes, and Jonathon and Derek confirmed that this is an initiative that they will support.