Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (iCAN) is a major new programme of transformation work being driven by NHCP.
Its purpose is to deliver a refreshed focus and way to improve the quality of care and achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for older people across our county, supporting them to maintain their independence and resilience for as long as possible. In line with NHCP’s vision for a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community, the three core aims of the iCAN programme are to:
1) Ensure we choose well: no one is in hospital without a need to be there
2) Ensure people can stay well
3) Ensure people can live well: by staying at home if that is right for them
From our previous positive experiences of partnership working through NHCP, we know that it will only be possible to achieve these core aims and successfully deliver the iCAN programme by working closely together as a health and care system.
You can read a full introduction to the iCAN programme by visiting www.northamptonshirehcp.co.uk/iCAN.
We will also bring you regular updates from iCAN each month in Partnership Update, including focuses on the four key areas (or ‘pillars’) of iCAN activity: primary and community care, frailty, hospital discharge and a new operating model for Northamptonshire Adult Social Services.
Below, you can read more about the work of the frailty pillar while you can click here to read an update on the journey towards a new operating model of adult social care that’s already well under way.