What is the HCP?
The Sheffield HCP or Health and Care Partnership is a partnership between seven health, social care and voluntary sector organisations across the city of Sheffield that work together to coordinate and deliver care.
These are Primary Care Sheffield Ltd, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, Voluntary Action Sheffield.
How is the Sheffield HCP funded?
The HCP does not have access to independent external funding. Officers and board members attending meetings of the HCP do so as part of their existing roles in their respective organisations; the core team of the HCP is funded from contributions from the HCP partner organisations. Its financial focus is upon the most effective use of the ’Sheffield pound’ (money coming into the city to fund the various aspects of health and social care). This is achieved by enabling transformational service changes across the Sheffield health and social care system which would not be possible without working collaboratively. By working together, the partners can bid for additional national resources or access alternative funding sources which would not be available to individual organisations.
Who Works for the HCP?
The HCP is a partnership between seven health, social care and voluntary organisations across the city of Sheffield.
Everyone who works for one of these organisations is part of the HCP. There are a number of people from across the HCP partner organisations who are more directly involved and almost all have been aligned to the HCP because the job they do in their organisation fits with the transformation work of the HCP.
The small core HCP team works on behalf of all partners and is made up of 5 staff members. More information can be seen under Meet the Team.
Who decides what changes are made?
The HCP uses public and staff feedback as well as health and care outcomes information to identify where there is a need for a change and improvement to how people are supported in the city. HCP delivery areas are responsible for engaging with the public and relevant staff groups to develop recommendations and improvement plans. These go to the Sheffield Health and Care Partnership Board for approval. In some cases, decisions will need to be agreed upon by each of the individual HCP partner organisation boards.
Who is the Sheffield HCP Partnership Board accountable to?
The Sheffield HCP Board reports into the Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board, the NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and each of the partner organisational boards. The Sheffield HCP Board sets the strategic direction of the HCP programme and aims to have six formal public meetings a year, which members of the public can attend and ask questions.
What is the difference between the Sheffield HCP and South Yorkshire ICS?
The South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) is a collaboration of partners including Local Authorities, the NHS and the Voluntary Sector in our Neighbourhoods, Places and in Provider Collaboratives across South Yorkshire.
For each area covered by the ICS; Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, there is a place level partnership. In Sheffield this is called the Sheffield Health and Care Partnership (HCP). The Sheffield HCP works with and aligns with the ICS, but its aims relate specifically to Sheffield.
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Where is the HCP based?
The core Sheffield HCP team is based at Clock Tower, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU.