The local action plan is shaping up thanks to contributions during the session.
The overall aims for Building Health Partnerships in Dudley are:
To develop collective and inclusive engagement structures
To gather and share information, evidence, insights and learning
To promote collaboration and asset-based approaches
Activity is planned in two areas, as follows.
Activity will be undertaken to develop a better information base about what local voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises offer. Information will be drawn together in to a system which GPs and others can use to signpost to trusted services and activities provided through the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Ideally this will build on an existing Community Information Directory maintained by Dudley Libraries Service.
2. Collective and inclusive engagement structures
Activity will be undertaken to identify data and evidence (qualitative and quantitative) around health and related needs which is or could be collected by local voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises, and shared through processes such as the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Dudley borough. Consideration will be given to ways that the CCG can engage voluntary, and community groups and social enterprises to influence commissioning and promote co-production in all stages of the commissioning cycle, using data and evidence which they collect.
Illustration from Dudley CCG’s Communication and Engagement Strategy
Following the diagnostic session a few of us met with Charlotte Pace to develop plans for the second session. Officers who are the local leads for Building Health Partnerships were involved in this small planning meeting (Andy Gray and Lorna Prescott from Dudley CVS, and Helen Ashford from Dudley CCG, Paul Maubach was unable to attend).
The main focus of the planning meeting was consideration of the emerging priorities from the diagnostic session. We worked to shape something tangible for programme partners to consider and shape during the their seocond session together.
Broadly, we came up with these three objectives:
Information: To join up the ‘VCSE offer’ resulting in a better information base to agree health priorities and access services from
Impact: To demonstrate the VCSE contribution to the patient experience
Collective and inclusive engagement structures: To influence commissioning and support co-production by engaging the VCSE at all stages of the commissioning cycle
Charlotte took these away to do further work on a framework for use in the development session.