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North Cumbria is among first three health and care systems to be included in Success Regime

Posted on Friday 5th June 2015
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North Cumbria is among first three health and care systems to be included in Success Regime, a new national initiative for challenged health economies.

The Chief Executive of the NHS, Simon Stevens, has announced at the NHS confederation conference that the North Cumbria health system is to be one of the first three areas in England to receive specific support under the NHS 'Success Regime', a new national initiative for challenged health economies that is being jointly created by Monitor/NHS England/Trust Development Authority.

North Cumbria is one of three areas initially selected along with Essex and North, East and West Devon, as these have been assessed as the most challenged health systems in England.  For north Cumbria, this means that North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the Success Regime along with Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust  for services it provides in north Cumbria, NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group and Cumbria County Council.

The purpose of this Success Regime is to protect and promote health and care services for patients in local health and care systems that are struggling with financial or quality problems, or sometimes both.

Ann Farrar, chief executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We have for a number of years made clear that the challenges facing the provision of healthcare across North Cumbria is a system wide issue and not one that can be solved by any one individual NHS organisation.  Despite this, we have made significant improvements in the care provided to patients – something we are immensely proud of.  However, to deliver services which are safe and in line with national guidelines across North Cumbria a longer term plan that cuts across organisational boundaries and includes hospital, community and social care is required. Only then will the public of North Cumbria get access to the world class healthcare they deserve.

“Therefore we welcome today’s announcement that North Cumbria has been named as one of the first areas to be included in the national Success Regime and are hopeful that this enhanced support will help us to build on the work done so far and ensure the care we are able to give in the future is both of the highest possible quality and sustainable in the longer term.”

Further information about the Success Regime and Questions and answers are available.