Creating a more integrated approach to health and social care – PSTA working with Somerset County Council
Posted on 19th May, 2019
The PSTA are supporting Somerset County Council and NHS Somerset CCG to work together, using local projects to influence a system change towards prevention, early intervention and joined-up working. Three cohorts of 30 have completed a Somerset Academy so far, and a fourth is now underway.
The county and its partners have been looking to create a more integrated approach to the delivery of health and social care, with more emphasis on prevention, early help and re-ablement. As a rural county, isolation, poor social mobility, an ageing population and difficulties in recruiting carers create a strong need to move towards an approach that mobilises local assets in the community.