South West London’s collaborative bank leads the way in NHS Trust partnerships
Announced in June 2019, the Interim NHS People Plan, designed to make the NHS the best place to work, has put at its core the critical nature of collaborative working. It calls for NHS staff to work in a more ‘joinedup’ way. With the NHS moving to an Integrated Care System by 2021, the creation of ICSs will bring together local organisations in a pragmatic way to deliver the triple integration of primary and secondary care, physical and mental services and health with social care. This shift calls for a more intelligent and collaborative approach by Healthcare Trusts to staffing and resource management.