Community Care on the Isle of Wight and ‘My Life a Full Life’’

‘My Life a Full Life’ goes to Downing Street

‘My Life a Full Life’ goes to the top. Isle of Wight team attend Downing Street reception with patients and patients representatives.


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This in from the IW NHS, in their own words. Ed

Representatives from the My Life a Full Life programme attended a special reception hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street on Monday (23 November 2015).

Members of the My Life a Full Life Board, Dorothy Moir (Citizen Representative) and Karen Baker (Isle of Wight NHS Trust CEO) joined more than 100 other NHS and care staff at the event. They were also joined by patients and other patient representatives.

My Life a Full Life
The My Life a Full Life programme is helping to deliver the national Five Year Forward View, the vision for the future of the NHS. On the Island this extends to all areas of health, social care and well being. As one of 50 programmes My Life a Full Life is leading on developing a new care model that will act as one of the blueprints for the future of the health and care system across the country.

The programme aims to make health, care and support services more accessible, more responsive (less waiting time for patients) and more effective. Care will be better coordinated and closer to home. It is also looking to offer one point of call for family doctors, community nurses, social and mental health services.

Joining up services
In addition, the initiative is joining up across England the often confusing array of A&E, GP out of hours, minor injuries clinics, ambulance services and 111 so that patients know where they can get urgent help easily and effectively, seven days a week.

The My Life a Full Life programme is an initiative on the Island designed to get health, social care services, voluntary, community groups and others working together more effectively and efficiently to transform the lives of older people and those living with long-term conditions.

It is being led jointly by the Clinical Commissioning Group, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, the Isle of Wight Council and a wide range of voluntary and community organisations providing help and care to older people on the Island.

Recognition of the Island’s contribution
Speaking after the reception, Dorothy Moir said:

“This was an excellent opportunity to meet a wide range of others involved in the planning and preparation of local provision for the best delivery of services for people and communities, bringing together the full range of providers.

“The Island can be proud of its work through MLAFL and it was good to note recognition of the Island’s contribution when Karen was one of a small group invited to meet David Cameron privately to discuss the initiative.”

At the reception Prime Minister, David Cameron said:

“I wanted to get you together to say a really big thank you, because I’m very proud of our NHS, I’m passionate about our NHS – as this whole Government is – we want it to be a real exemplar around the world.

“The agendas you’re pursuing of better service for patients, integrating care in different pathways, making sure we make the most of science and innovation, that’s the way – combined with the money – to have an NHS we can be even more proud of in five years’ time and that’s what I’m standing here trying to do for our country. So thank you.”

Spoke to the Prime Minister at length
Karen Baker, a member of the My Life a Full Life Board and the Chief Executive Officer at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:

“I spoke to the Prime Minister at some length and he was really interested in the level of integration we have in the Island and the impact on our services. He was clearly very supportive of our integration agenda and was focussed on how that can ease the pressure on acute and emergency services.”

Samantha Jones, Director – New Care Models Programme, said:

“The new care model vanguards are helping to shape the future of health and care services across England. The team from the Isle of Wight are playing a vital role, implementing new ways of working which will improve the care patients and their families receive.

“This event is just one of many ways we are celebrating their important work and sharing their plans with other people across the wider health and care services.”

The NHS Five Year Forward View is a partnership between NHS England, Monitor, the Care Quality Commission, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Health Educational England, Public Health England and the NHS Trust Development Authority. .

  Rod Manley’s comment  

  1. The reason this is slipping under the radar is because people do not know what it is.

    MLAFL was set up earlier by the Charity, Age Concern. Although some will want to deny it, part of a minor funding stream.

    It has latched onto ‘Care in the Community’ and has worked its way in out of NHS and Council.

    The presentation to Government is to gain recognition as to appeals to the privatisation programme by the Conservative Government. That programme is to shift the emphasis, and cost, out into the community and voluntary section.

    This why, Karen Baker is interested as her record of privatised health has shown in the not so distant past.

    Soon a big part of the Council budget will have to vote on the other aspect of the Government plan to abdicate its responsibility for Health and Social Care with the 2% increase in precept charges to “solve” the H&SC issue.

    No doubt recognition will ensure what little money is raised will go in the direction of MLAFL.

    People should not ignore this because it is the biggest aspect of the Austerity programme.

    I hope no-one expects the problem to be solved by this lot.


    Report by onthewight

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