WM ADASS’s top 10 achievements of 2016/17



A significant piece of work undertaken by our regional commissioning network to understand our regional expenditure on older people’s services.



The peer challenge programme where we have delivered a further 8 challenges and the case file audit process that has provided a real focus on front line delivery.



The often unseen and often frustrating work with NHSE on BCF and STP assurance that has been an essential part of maintaining and building our credibility with NHS colleagues.



According to ASCOF data, which benchmarks regional performance, Birmingham has shown considerable improvement from being in the lowest quartile over the last three successive years to a ranking of 101 (out of 151 councils in England).



Regional focus on resilience and delayed transfers of care throughout 2016 with proactive approach to working with CCG and NHSE colleagues through Urgent and emergency care programme. Adoption of red to green pilots in 3 areas with view to taking whole system approach to tackling under performance. Significantly improved performance in Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell and Telford.



Continued focus on better care fund assurance for £350m spend within the region. Close working with NHSE through Better Care Manager and sector led approach to assuring plans – all signed off January 2017. Proactive engagement with the development of 6 sustainability transformation plans and collegiate view adopted for local government engagement in the process.



The region agreed to monitor personalisation progress. This established 6 councils had action plan and making good progress, 8 councils had an action plan but progress was slow.



Production and implementation of regional workforce plan following joint work with Health Education England and Skills for Care.



‘What have you done today to make me feel proud’ project, which collation over 30 case studies highlighting positive work being delivered by frontline staff to make a difference in people lives.



The launch of ‘AT home’, which promotes a greater use of assistive technology, through it’s website, video case studies, and a searchable database for the public to access information about gadgets that can help them. All 14 local authorities undertook local campaigns in this project funded by Naidex.


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