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 - 17th May 2021
At our meeting today we had Jonathon, Val, Dylan Champion, and Karen Kay. Mary (and later Richard), Christine, Phil and myself represented CPIC. We discussed the following;
1/ Dylan Champion is covering for Liz Nicholls who is retiring due to ill health. The Locality Commissioners report to him, and they will all be involved in producing Market Position Statements for each Locality.Members of the Brokerage Teams will also be part of the new teams. In addition he is taking the lead on Homecare optimisation work. There was discussion around the creation of 6 areas as of Monday 10th May, and Jonathon stated that the rationale for this was to create greater alignment with Primary Care Networks. It was noted that there will be formal evaluation of the new arrangements by 31st July with formal input from the Steering Group.
2/ Karen Kay Systems Director for Emergency Care stated that she would be developing a D2A framework with funding from the Better Care Fund. This would involve the preparation of a Business Plan within the next month with another month required for further details and procurement with a clear plan produced by the end of June.Provider Karen stated that she was willing to attend further Friday meetings to provide updates and to obtain feedback on the plan. Ongoing difficulties regarding discharges and a lack of medication information will be part of her brief.
3/ Ongoing issues relating to SWAST attitudes to our staff whereby they are not always treated as equal partners would be taken up by Karen, together with a SWAST inclination to raise spurious safeguarding alerts against Providers. Christine and Phil to provide Karen with examples so they can be incorporated into SWAST Training Programmes. Christine also raised a concern relating to the 111 service, which Karen agreed to investigate.
4/ Provider concerns relating to the G7 Summit had been raised, and Val agreed to relay these to Kevin Beverage who is taking the lead on this. It was suggested that Kevin could attend a Friday meeting and/or the CPIC Dom Care Forum to discuss these concerns.
5/ Ongoing RCHT escalation issues were likely to be compounded by a Summer holiday influx and the G7 Summit. A further Covid spike could also not be ruled out. Increased pressure on Providers could be compounded by new recruits returning to the Hospitality Sector, so Karen suggested we need to come up with innovative solutions to proactively deal with the pressures. A suggestion was the payment of a Retainer bonus, and Val agreed to work up a proposal as part of a Summer Plan. Another proposal for further consideration is how to maximise available Care at Home slots which tend to be available in the middle of the day.