People will understand their condition and how to manage it. They will be empowered to access care by following their own care plan, ensuring management of their condition is planned rather than reactive.
The service will be based around the needs of empowered and informed ‘expert’ patients who have continuous support and resources for self care supported by a diverse workforce including GPs, specialists, social workers and educators.
Patients will receive integrated assessment and planning of their health and social care needs and will have access to information to help them make choices.
Services will be based on prompt health promotion, diagnosis and treatment as close to home as possible.
Carers and their families will not be forgotten and will have access to appropriate support and services.
Delivering our vision in more challenging times
We have now entered a time of greater financial constraint which means we need to refresh the way we plan to continue to deliver our vision. We need to prioritise the changes we can make that will have the biggest impact on driving up quality while at the same time help make our local NHS more efficient.
In the area of long term conditions, the East Midlands health community is concentrating on supporting people with the following conditions: