A year of information sharing

Mark FisherMark Fisher, Director of Government Innovation Group & Office for Civil Society
Cabinet Office

 

2015 has been a busy year for the Centre as it continues to offer support and inspiration to local places around England to improve how they share information to provide better outcomes for the people they serve.

The focus of the work has been varied, and the policies have ranged from; health and social care integration and troubled families to ending gang and youth violence and multi-agency safeguarding hubs, and everything in-between.

Throughout the areas of work there have been many positive steps forward to challenge culture and break down barriers surrounding information sharing – here is a taster of some of the key achievements this year:

  1. Connecting families in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES)
    The Centre supported the connecting families project to develop systems to improve information sharing across partners to offer more joined up services for the families they work with.
  2. Health and Social care month 2015
    A major part of the Centre’s work this year focused on health and social care integration, which culminated in a showcase of achievements in November. This included case studies from places across the county such as; Leeds, Warrington and North West London and a report on the implementation of Integrated Digital Care Records and community engagement. You can find out more at www.informationsharing.org.uk/hsc
  3. Ending gang and youth violence
    Working alongside Margate Task Force and its partners the Centre helped address a number of challenges through better integration of service delivery and an improved, shared understanding of risks, needs and pressures.

The progress achieved so far has been really encouraging and I’m sure this will be built on as the Centre moves into 2016. To be kept up-to-date with the work of the Centre sign up to our regular e-newsletter.