52 self-managed teams up and running across the three countries: TICC ✓
155 more in active preparation: TICC ✓
Excellent work analysing challenges from the three countries, and regularly discussing solutions across borders: TICC ✓
TICC (Transforming Integrated Care in the Community) was launched in July 2017 and, with this list of achievements, it’s well on its way to achieving its objective: a blueprint for successfully transferring innovations in social and health care from one country to another, directly benefitting staff and service users in the UK.
Our Interreg 2Seas TICC (Transforming Integrated Care in the Community) project is working to create systemic change in health & social care, providing services that are better suited to our ageing population by addressing their holistic needs. This is being tested via the implementation of the Buurtzorg integrated care at home model which consists of self-managing teams of 12 staff working at neighbourhood level handling every aspect of care & business.
All 8 delivery partners (including 3 in the UK) have launched their first Buurtzorg-inspired teams, following last year’s successful learning process.
Many partners have already moved on to further teams, and are exploring other health/care settings to spread the word.
Alongside this, all teams and partners are contributing to the collaborative process around identifying and resolving the barriers and challenges to this new, self-managing approach. French partners, in particular, have gained the ear of national bodies, and are seeking to change the frameworks which restrict the approach – and teams in the UK and Belgium are engaging with a view to influencing in a similar way.
The SUSTAIN project aims to improve integrated care for older people living at home with multiple health and social care needs. It will last four years and is divided into three interrelated phases (preparation, research implementation, and translation to products).
A European multidisciplinary partnership has come together to improve established integrated care initiatives for this client group and to ensure that any improvements to the integrated care initiatives are applicable and adaptable to other health systems and regions in Europe.
To learn more about the SUSTAIN project on the sustain-eu.org website