Key points 30 November 2017

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  • • Solihull’s figures for delayed transfer of care from hospital, (DTOC) continue to show a significant improvement. The Board recognised the success of the system, through the SupportUHome project, in achieving the national DTOC target and in particular the role of frontline staff at HEFT and Solihull Council. This is a huge achievement, particularly as many parts of the country are seeing big increases in DTOC.
    • There is a continued focus on Solihull as a place and the benefits of an integrated approach to delivering health and care services. Birmingham and Solihull STP and the combined Birmingham and Solihull CCGs are both focussed on delivery within a locality wherever possible. Through the Solihull Together programme we are a step ahead. Our integrated approach has also resulted in approval of the Better Care Fund (BCF) plan. In the new year, the Board will be further exploring the options to move towards an accountable care partnership.
    • The Board agreed the need for Solihull to be a learning 'system' which means we review both success and failures to learn the lessons and incorporate these in our approaches for the future.
    • Launch of Solihull Together 2018 Awards celebrating outstanding care and support for vulnerable and frail adults. For more information and to enter online visit
    • Viv Tsesmelis stepped down as HEFT/UHB representative. The Board thanked Viv for her valued contribution and wished her a happy retirement.
    • The Board welcomed the following new members:
    - Vicky Marshment, Project Director, Partnerships - UHB
    - Charlotte Bailey, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships - BSMHFT
    - Kathryn Hudson, BSol STP Programme Director

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