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Improving health and care in the North East and North Cumbria

Innovating and collaborating together

A health and care system fit for the future

Our aim

By working with our local communities, partner organisations and our health and care staff, our aim is to improve the health of people living and working in the North East and North Cumbria and to create a health and care system which is fit for the future.

Who we are

By collaborating across our health and care system we are joining up care, sharing resources, developing our workforce and making better use of technology so our communities can live longer, healthier and wealthier lives.

Our teams are collaborating on a greater scale than ever before to improve and strengthen services right across the region and more locally to tailor care to meet the needs of our communities. 

Our region

We have a strong and proud history of working together across health and care in our region. The quality of our health and care services is consistently rated amongst the best in the NHS and we have an abundance of great care delivered by highly committed teams of health and care staff. Despite this overall public health is still amongst the worst in the country. Our ambition is to change this by working together as an Integrated Care System.

Our priorities

We care for about 3 million people across the North East and North Cumbria and are focused on delivering improvements across our services, as well as tackling inequalities and improving the overall health and wellbeing of our communities. A key part of this is working with our local and combined authorities and many other partners including the voluntary sector, to think about local economic development and workplace health, and extending NHS employment opportunities to local people. We have six key priorities.

Provider collaborative

We are a region that thrives on collaborations - driven by a shared ambition to do the very best for our patients, local communities and those who work for us. Our providers (ambulance, hospital/community and mental health trusts) have come together to share their expertise and improve access to services across the region.

Supporting our staff

Our wellbeing hub provides dedicated support for health and care staff across the region to help them stay mentally well during the pandemic. If you need support you can call the confidential helpline 0191 223 2030 which is staffed by experts who understand what you’re going through.

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