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Date: 28 April 2015
We are delighted that out of the 99 UK bids, Cornwall is one of 14 areas chosen from across England to be awarded Pioneer Status.
Pioneer Status will give us additional support to develop integrated or 'joined up' health and social care services. Integrated services enable the individual to move easily from one service to another; only telling their story once to anyone involved in their care regardless of who they work for; knowing who is supporting them and why.
The 14 pioneers will develop integrated services with the help of Public Health England, Monitor, NHSIQ, Health Education England and the Local Government Authority among others.
Our vision is that people are able to live the lives they want to the best of their ability and as part of this we aim to improve health and well being, improve experience of care and support and reduce cost of care and support. It is now internationally recognised that to achieve a sustainable health and social care system it is necessary to deliver on all three of these aims.
Integration means different things to different people.
It is a means to an end, not the end in itself and should be focused where it can make the greatest impact, given the available resources and opportunities.
We will look to see how our work has improved your health and wellbeing, your experience of care and support and if we have reduced the cost of care and support.