Presentation on theme: "West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Mental Health Clinical Priority Event October 10 th, 2013 Peter Lewis Medical Director, Birmingham and Solihull."— Presentation transcript:
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Mental Health Clinical Priority Event October 10 th, 2013 Peter Lewis Medical Director, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Interim Board Member WM AHSN
Background Innovation, Health & Wealth – published December 11 set out plans for spreading innovation through the NHS Innovation is vital in order to transform healthcare Aim to rapidly spread change to improve quality, safety and productivity
Role and purpose of AHSNs Improve the identification, adoption, spread, speed of innovation and good practice in the NHS Provide the opportunity to align education and training, clinical research, informatics, innovation and healthcare delivery Enable the NHS and academia to work collaboratively with industry Overall purpose to improve patient outcomes and create wealth Succeed where others have not
West Midlands 5.6m diverse population The advantages of the West Midlands’ diverse population base to support clinical trials, excellent basic science, comprehensive clinical services and a vibrant manufacturing and digital technology sector have already delivered significant advances in health care delivery Inequality in health outcomes and healthcare delivery Academic & clinical excellence, regional networks Industrial heritage that will drive wealth creation
Organisations involved in AHSN development to date University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust University of Birmingham Keele University Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust University Hospital North Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust University of Warwick Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust West Midlands South CLRN Medilink West Midlands
Organisation & governance MEMBERS ownership and overall responsibility for the AHSN STAKEHOLDERS & PARTNERS sector cohesion via stakeholder reference groups BOARD leadership, strategy & assurance Independent Chair EXECUTIVE responsibility for the execution and delivery of the strategy
AHSN The West Midlands-AHSN (WM-AHSN) represents a novel, region-wide partnership between NHS, social care, academia and industry, with the principal objective of improving the health of the West Midlands population through efficient and effective translation of research and innovation into practice.
WM AHSN aims To transform the identification, adoption spread and spread of innovation and good practice To align healthcare delivery, research, education and training To drive wealth creation through the development of a regional industry portal enabling access to the NHS, driving adoption and publishing evaluation To improve outcomes - driven through use of digital platforms
Strategy & vision – 6 enabling themes Develop a novel and comprehensive digital framework – builds on existing Regional strengths (UHBfT, UoW) – outcome driven Establish regional clinical trials platforms - support for acceleration, reducing bureaucracy, improving efficiency and cost effectiveness, alignment with CLRNs To promote and accelerate innovation, evaluation and adoption To drive and develop patient-centric integrated care pathways - bridging primary, secondary & social care Focus on education & training - delivering a fit for purpose workforce in partnership with LETB To create wealth - proactive support for regional medical technology industry engagement
Initial focus on 3 clinical priorities Mental health –In the young –Dementia Chronic disease –Diabetes & obesity –Musculoskeletal disease Drug safety –From hospital to primary care –Abolishing prescribing errors across the region
Mental Health Ensure that procedures are developed to identify innovations in best practise, emerging ideas with potential to advance mental health care, especially in the management of those patients with long term conditions; Develop structures, resources and capabilities to effectively and expeditiously rollout tested and prioritised mental health interventions.
Specific Actions Stakeholders meeting to create enthusiasm and momentum for the work and identify areas of innovative practise for inclusion in work plan Establish Mental Health Innovations Unit Establish protocols and working arrangements with themes to ensure that meaningful collaboration In the first year, use RAID and Youthspace as pilot projects for the testing of the AHSN methodology and the development and dissemination of innovative mental health interventions
Current position Designated without condition on 13 th May 2013 (7 of the 15 had conditions) WM AHSN key stakeholder meeting held on 24 th July 2013 Mental health stakeholder meeting held on October 10 th 2013 http://www.wmahsn.org
Our hope 5 years on… To have an integrated & innovative health network To be the first UK regional digital healthcare economy To be the known place for industry for NHS access, evaluation and adoption To be significantly on the road to reversing health inequality and to have significantly improved outcomes for the region