South Devon Integrated Care Organisation (ICO)

South West PeninsulaGeneric Health Relevance
Start Date: 1 Jan 2016

Formation of an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) through the merger of South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust and Torbay and South Devon Health and Care Trust

Project summary

The development of an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) through the acquisition of Torbay and South Devon Health and Care NHS Trust by South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust will be one of the major enablers in the transformation of services, and developing a new approach to health and social care. Services will be develop or redesign to meet the needs of our local population and will be co-ordinated and integrated in ways that benefit service users. The research team will develop services that are responsive and flexible and which link, without break, with services of our partner organisations such as primary care and mental health services. All services will be included in this redesign, from acute specialist services and inpatient activity, to continuing health and social care at home.

Expected outcomes

• Improve people’s experiences of health and care

• Ensure that people have a bigger say in the priorities we set and the care we provide

• Support people in taking responsibility for improving their wellbeing and in managing their own health

• Reduce inequalities in health and care

• Continue to support and develop a motivated, flexible workforce with the right staff and right resources in the right place

• Maintain a financially stable and sustainable health and care system for the long term

Contact 
Professor Richard Byng
richard.byng@plymouth.ac.uk