Police anger at having to keep a man with mental health problems in cells for 53 hours in 2013 sparked a transformation in services in Bradford.
The area’s three clinical commissioning groups, the local authority and the acute and community services trusts forged new relationships with each other, the police and the voluntary sector to integrate care and develop a range of new services.
The new assessment and improvement framework for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be judged on whether it promotes targeted support to local commissioners, according to a senior NHS England figure.
Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its partners have put considerable flesh on the bones of their integration and health and wellbeing ambitions.
The CCG’s partnership with local super-league rugby club Widnes Vikings is a key plank of the drive to improve the health of a deprived population. However, it is also an example of the local health and care economy’s innovative and integrated approach to working with both traditional partners and the wider community.