Social prescribing is a means for GPs and other healthcare professionals to refer patients to non-clinical services in the local community. Such services can include arts or nature-based activities, physical activity classes and counselling. Evaluations of existing social prescribing schemes have reported positive impacts on people’s mental health and wellbeing and a reduction in demand on health services.
The East Midlands region covers the following Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)/Integrated Care Systems (ICSs):
- Derbyshire STP
- Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP
- Lincolnshire STP
- Northamptonshire STP
- Nottinghamshire ICS
NHS Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) were established in 2016 to bring local health and care leaders together to plan around the long-term needs of local communities. STPs are made up of NHS commissioning organisations (clinical commissioning groups – CCGs), and NHS providers, including NHS trusts and foundation trusts and primary care services, as well as local authorities and others. Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are developing from STPs, as a new type of even closer collaboration. In an ICS, NHS organisations, in partnership with local councils and others, take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health of the population they serve. The plan is for all STP areas to eventually develop into an ICS by April 2021.
Links to the websites of each STP/ICS in the East Midlands region, with additional links to each areas’ strategic plan and constituent NHS organisations, can be found below:
There are 15 NHS trusts/foundations trusts in the region. A number of NHS organisations also operate across the whole of the East Midlands region, including:
- NHS England and NHS Improvement Midlands and East of England
- East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- Health Education England (HEE) East Midlands. HEE East Midlands is responsible for the management and coordination of the delivery and funding of the postgraduate education for doctors and dentists in the region.
- East Midlands Clinical Senate. The East Midlands Clinical Senate is one of 12 clinical senates across the country which have been established to be a source of independent, strategic advice and guidance to commissioners, STPs, ICSs and others.
- East Midlands Cancer Network (EMCN). EMCN is a collaboration of health, social care and third sector organisations established in 2017 with the objective of improving outcomes for cancer patients in the region.
NHS organisations that form Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland STP:
- NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG
- NHS Leicester City CCG
- NHS West Leicestershire CCG
- Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
- University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
NHS organisations that form Lincolnshire STP:
- NHS Lincolnshire East CCG
- NHS Lincolnshire West CCG
- NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG
- NHS South Lincolnshire CCG
- Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
- Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
NHS organisations that form Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership:
- NHS Corby CCG
- NHS Nene CCG
- Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
- Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Organisations that form Derbyshire STP:
- NHS Erewash CCG
- NHS Hardwick CCG
- NHS North Derbyshire CCG
- NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG
- Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
- Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
NHS organisations that form Nottingham and Nottinghamshire STP:
- NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG
- NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG
- NHS Nottingham City CCG
- NHS Nottingham North and East CCG
- NHS Nottingham West CCG
- NHS Rushcliffe CCG
- Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Care Quality Commission (CQC) reports on health and care services in the East Midlands region can be found on the CQC website.
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