Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC)
MetroHealth is working in partnership as part of the NHS Pioneer Programme to provide whole systems integrated care. It builds upon the Integrated Care Programme (ICP) and provides more intensive support and the development of not only Integrated Care but the development of an integrated organisation that provides care and supports patients and carers alike.
We want to improve the quality of care for individuals, carers and families, empowering and supporting people to maintain independence and lead full lives as active participants in their community.
This is supported by 3 key principles
- People will be empowered to direct their care and support and receive the care they need in their homes or local community
- GPs will be at the centre of organising and coordinating people's care
- Our systems will enable and not hinder the provision of integrated care.
The Integration Programme underpins this but the whole systems approach allows us to care better in the community for those who are frailer and sicker as well and allows us to manage far greater numbers of patients.
Our Partners are
With our partners we are working to remodel the care for patients who need more support or care and also to help provide as much care as we can in the local community, so that they feel confident at managing and improving their health and can call upon community teams when they experience a change that may concern them or have a health problem or social need. They will be supported better in the community when they become unwell as most patients prefer to remain at home if at all possible. We will ensure that the standards of community support match their needs.
For this programme to succeed, we are piloting this in MetroHealth along with our partners and developing the technology and organisations to assist this. We are also working alongside the rest of Hillingdon to expand this over the next year.
We work closely and are supported by NHS NW London and Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group.