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Joined up care gets Eddie back on track to independence

“A Sunderland pensioner is on the pathway to independence with a joined-up health and social care team behind him every step of the way”.

Sun FM online, August 8, 2017

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Telecare team on hand for support

“Across Sunderland, hundreds of people with long term conditions live alone or are supported by family members or carers. To remain independent in their own home they sometimes need specialised equipment just in case they have unexpected illness, a fall or accident”.

Sunderland Echo, August 3, 2017

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CIPD Awards 2017 Excellence in Organisational Development Winner

“We are thrilled to win this prestigious award and it’s a testament to the hardworking integrated public sector and voluntary sector staff who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the whole Sunderland Community”.

The Journal, June 29, 2017

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CCG planning for single £340 million MCP contract

A leading vanguard project is planning to draw up a £340 million contract to get a single provider to run its new care model by April 2018.

HSJ Online, March 24, 2017

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Nursing duo's pride after win

An award-winning healthcare duo, who have managed the introduction of a joined-up team that delivers stepped-up care to some of the city’s most vulnerable people, have spoken of their pride at securing a Sunderland Echo Best of Health Award.

Sunderland Echo, May 25, 2017

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Care is All Together Better in two years of innovative project

All Together Better – a ‘vanguard’ project to find new ways of working to improve health and social care while easing pressures on the NHS – celebrates two years of changing lives in the city.

Sunderland Echo, May 4, 2017

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Organisations get together to help people help themselves

A health and social care programme will help Sunderland look after itself more effectively by bringing together a wide range of organisations to co-ordinate self-care in the city.

Sunderland Echo Online, Feb 21, 2017

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Service calling for Champions

Volunteer voices are helping to spread the word about a Sunderland service that joins up health and social care in the city.

Sunderland Echo, Feb 15, 2017

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Delivering timely results in primary care

Since September 2015, a multispeciality team of district and care home nurses, community matrons, GPs and social workers in Sunderland have pooled resources to provide outpatient care.

Primary Health Care (RCN Journal), Feb 1, 2017

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All Together Better Survey

The All Together Better Sunderland survey is looking for carers and people with long term health problems or social care needs.

Sunderland Echo, January 20, 2017

£4.8m of new funding for Sunderland Transformation of health and care services

SUNDERLAND transformation programme that is changing the way health and social care is delivered has again received a vote of confidence from NHS England bosses with £4.8million funding for 2017/18.

ME Connected Online, January 5, 2017

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A friendly brew: how we care for our more isolated patients

We had patients who were feeling lonely and isolated, and we wanted to empower them to self-care and voice any concerns earlier.

Pulse Today Online, January 4, 2017

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Millions of funding for ATB

NHS England awards near £5million in funding for All Together Better to continue and progress work through 2017/18.

The Sunderland Echo, November 23, 2016

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Focusing on community care

Could you help with our research? Could you be an All Together Better Champion? Sunderland Echo focuses on how you can help deliver the most effective community care.

The Sunderland Echo, November 09, 2016

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Cutting hospital admissions

The Guardian found out how our new delivery of care is helping to ease pressure on the NHS and our resources, as well as improving lives in the process.

The Guardian Online, September 28, 2016

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An added layer of support

Our Care Home Nurses received a lot of attention as a great way to give care home staff extra, expert support to care for residents.

Care and Nursing Magazine, August 12, 2016

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Community nurses making a difference

Care Industry News was delighted to find out about our Care Home Nurses and the extra support they’re going to be adding to Sunderland’s care homes.

Care Industry News, July 26, 2016

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Caring for those who care

We’re making sure those who provide care and support are cared for and supported while they’re playing such a vital role in people’s lives.

Sunderland Echo, July 17, 2016

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An extra bit of support for care homes

Thanks to All Together Better, community nurses are now out in the city visiting residents in care homes to check up on their health and wellbeing.

Sunderland Echo, July 13, 2016

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Recovery @ Home gets student support!

Six student nurses have joined our Recovery at Home team to learn more about our innovative new care model, and help to deliver care and support to residents across Sunderland.

Sunderland Echo, June 29, 2016

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Explaining ATB the easy way

Jack’s Journey (which you can find by clicking here) is based on real incidences which help us to explain in the easiest way how our new way of working actually operates.

Sunderland Echo, June 25, 2016

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Funding for a better future

The All Together Better vanguard scheme was awarded £4.8m to continue delivering our pioneering new care scheme in Sunderland to help better the lives of the city’s frailest people.

Sunderland Echo, June 01, 2016

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Managing at home thanks to ATB

Thanks to help from the All Together Better teams, Linda is no longer visiting A&E twice a day, and her husband has special training to help manage her pain at home.

Sunderland Echo, May 23, 2016

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Thanks and praise from Ron

After falling ill with a bad chest infection, Ron put pen to paper to send his thanks to the All Together Better team who helped to get him well again.

Sunderland Echo, May 18, 2016

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The importance of sharing information

Explaining the processes of sharing information in the safest way, so care is delivered efficiently and effectively.

Sunderland Echo, May 04, 2016

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Community Integrated Team's making a difference

The Community Integrated Teams (CITs) set up through All Together Better are helping to provide the best care through professionals from all aspects of care coming together to review individual care cases.

Sunderland Echo, April 20, 2016

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There for those who need it most

All Together Better is helping people to avoid unnecessary hospital stays and remain in their own residence to enjoy their home comforts.

Sunderland Echo, April 13, 2016

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One year for the Vanguard scheme!

The national Vanguards scheme has celebrated one year of success with various initiatives across the country delivering better health and social care services.

Sunderland Echo, April 06, 2016

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Sharing success with Ted's story

The Recovery at Home service helped Ted back onto his feet after a series of falls which, coupled with existing conditions, meant he was unable to get around at home.

Sunderland Echo, March 23, 2016

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Introducing the community-based pharmacy team

We’ve introduced a community-based pharmacy team with City Hospitals Sunderland. The team is now working with other health and social care professionals to help people who may need support with their medication.

Sunderland Echo, March 09, 2016

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Celebrating our new service

We celebrated the months of hard work that went into testing views to help shape our new service – the event was held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light and was very well attended. Thank you to all that came along.

Sunderland Echo, March 04, 2016

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Living Well Links team in the spotlight

The lovely ladies that make up the Living Well Links team at Age UK Sunderland were featured in the Wearside Matters section of the Sunderland Echo, with the piece explaining the great work they do as part of All Together Better.

Sunderland Echo, February 24, 2016

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Showcasing our new integrated care service

In the Wearside Matters section of the Sunderland Echo we got a great spread explaining All Together Better and our new integrated way of working.

Sunderland Echo, February 10, 2016

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