A NEW partnership to improve services for local people across the Bradford district has been launched – and we are very much at its forefront. From April 1, local health, care, voluntary and community organisations – including our care trusts – are formally working together as part of the Bradford Provider Alliance. It signals a step-change in how we deliver services so that they are more joined-up, and organisational boundaries don’t get in the way of good care.
THE Bradford Provider Alliance (BPA) pools all our expertise alongside that of:
- Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Bradford Metropolitan District Council
- The VCS Alliance of voluntary and community services
We are all working across the traditional organisational boundaries to better meet individuals’ health and care needs.
The BPA is operating under an overarching agreement – but individual organisations are still accountable to their own organisational Boards.
The BPA delivers the NHS Five Year Forward View and the Bradford Council’s ambition to plan and deliver services on a “place-based” system, across the Bradford district.
It signals a step-change in how we deliver services so that they are more joined-up, and organisational boundaries don’t get in the way of good care.
The BPA’s focus is delivering high quality and sustainable services that collectively put the individual at the centre of their care.
The BPA members are initially focusing on diabetes which is one of the district’s key healthcare priorities.
This work will ensure that all diabetes services are planned around the individual and where possible, are provided in the community and close to a person’s home.
Over the next twelve months, the BPA member organisations will be working towards collective responsibility for service user outcomes – whilst continuing to deliver services for their own organisation – to improve care.
We will continue to provide you all with updates on the BPA’s progress over the coming months.