Tuesday, 07 October 2014
Representatives from the University of Worcester and north Worcestershire’s two Clinical Commissioning Groups came together last month to sign a Memorandum of Agreement pledging to benefit health and social care in north Worcestershire.
Simon Hairsnape, Chief Officer of the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the NHS Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group and Jo Galloway, the organisations’ Executive Nurse, Quality and Patient Safety; visited the University to meet with figures from its Institute of Health and Society.
and Professor David Green, the University of Worcester’s Vice Chancellor and
Chief Executive, then signed the declaration, which will see both organisations
come together to share expertise to help develop health and social care in north
agreement will lead to increased opportunities in workforce development and
training, leadership development and research and evaluation, all with a strong
focus on patient outcomes.
Quallington, Head of the University’s Institute of Health and Society,
explains: “The Institute was delighted to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with
both the NHS Bromsgrove and Redditch CCG and the NHS Wyre Forest CCG.
agreement is a public commitment from commissioners of services and ourselves
in the Institute of Health and Society to work closely together to ensure that
future services most effectively meet the needs of the population in our
collaboration is an important opportunity to work more closely with
commissioners to develop education programmes to meet current and future
service requirements. The Institute will also support the CCGs in undertaking
research and evaluation to ensure that the services received by people in north
Worcestershire are best practice based on good evidence.”
Mr Hairsnape added:
“The University has a major role in developing future front line NHS staff. It
also has a real commitment to health related research.
issues are key aims for the CCGs and I am therefore delighted that we are
formally recognising a shared commitment through this agreement.”
and Bromsgrove CCG and NHS Wyre Forest CCG are responsible for planning and
paying for health services and monitoring the quality of these services in
their respective areas.