North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is at a truly exciting time of innovation and development. Through our Trust Strategy and values, we are committed achieving the delivery of safe, accessible, high quality and sustainable healthcare services in North Cumbria for future generations.
The Trust is committed to the long term development of a culture of continuous improvement as a way of working across all areas of the organisation to respond to changes in health care need and demand. The post holder will be expected to be flexible and open to changes, to identify opportunities for improvement and to play an active role in developing, implementing and sustaining improvements to working practices and patient services.
The boards of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have confirmed that, alongside their regulators and governors, they will explore options to formally join together.
The move is a natural progression of the vision of the two organisations and broader system to join up healthcare for patients, and will also improve efficiency by reducing duplication and bureaucracy. It follows news in May that North Cumbria Health and Care System has been confirmed as one of the national pilots for integrated care and is being described by regulators as one of the most rapidly improving systems.
The two Trusts have had the same Chief Executive since 1st September 2017 and have already taken a number of steps to join up their work. The Trusts will now explore formal ways to unite using guidance from the NHS Improvement on undertaking transactions with the ambition of doing so in 2019. For some staff that means that either now or in the near future they will be in roles working across both organisations