Integrated Care System for Devon – #OneDevon
The Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership was designated as an Integrated Care System from 1 April 2021 and will formally become the Integrated Care System for Devon on 1 July 2022.
The new Integrated Care System for Devon sees the three local authorities, NHS Devon CCG, NHS trusts, general practice, community services, mental health services, and the voluntary and community sector working together to improve the health of all residents, better support people living with multiple and long term conditions, prevent illness, tackle variation in care and deliver joined up services while getting maximum impact for every pound spent. Find out more at One Devon
Its vision is: “Equal chances for everyone in Devon to lead long, happy and healthy lives” and its route to achieving this is being set out in the Devon Long Term Plan. Partnership working has been at the heart of the Devon-wide response to COVID-19 and to the successful delivery of the vaccination programme. This has been underpinned by a common digital strategy that has allowed patients to be cared for safely through remote consultations and ensured the direct recording of vaccinations – even at non-NHS premises – on to the patient record.
It has also fostered close cooperation among Devon’s acute hospitals in Exeter, Barnstaple and Torbay to increase resilience at times of high demand and ensure that services can be made available to patients even in highly specialist areas where recruitment of consultants can be challenging. The hospitals in Exeter and Barnstaple have continued to work towards establishing a single, integrated organisation providing both community and acute services and became Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2022.