World’s leading experts to offer guidance on Shaping Our Future

A team of senior leaders from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s ‘Shaping Our Future’, a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), have been given an opportunity to be mentored by and receive guidance from some of the world’s most influential strategists, experts and leaders to better health and care systems in the county.

World’s leading experts to offer guidance on Shaping Our Future

A number of applications were submitted to the NHS Leadership Academy to apply for their Strategic System Leadership Programme for STP footprints, with only 10 places available for teams of three.

After undergoing a rigorous selection progress, the team who are made up of Dr. Tamsyn Anderson, Director of Primary Care for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Dr. Stewart Smith, a Medical Director and GP Partner at St. Austell Healthcare and Ian Jones, Chief Executive of Volunteer Cornwall, were selected as one of the 10 teams to explore the opportunities and connections between health and care roles, and the opportunities which preventative and person-centred roles present.

Working in partnership with America’s Yale University, the international programme has been designed to address the development needs of senior individuals in strategic system leadership roles in the UK’s health and care sector. Its aims are to expand thinking from local to global, explore and look for solutions to healthcare problems, and to broaden perspectives. The programme will provide support, mentoring and contributions from both academics at Yale University and influential UK strategists, experts and leaders.

Tamsyn Anderson commented “I am delighted to have the opportunity to participate with colleagues from primary care and the voluntary sector in this internationally recognised academy. As a team we are really pleased that our project was chosen from the many STP applications and to be selected as one of only 10 teams participating across the country is a real privilege. It is hugely exciting to have the opportunity to go to Yale and learn from the experts. I can’t wait to bring all the learning back and to be able to share it with colleagues in transforming our system.”

These accepted onto the programme will be encouraged and supported to rethink ways of working to address system-level issues and collaborate more effectively to deliver high quality care for their local populations.

These are 44 STP footprint partnership areas covering all of England, where local NHS organisations and councils have drawn up proposals to improve health and care in their areas. STP footprints will ensure organisations work together to develop robust plans to transform the way that health and care is planned and delivered for their populations. These footprints aim to enable transformative change and the implementation of the NHS’s Five Year Forward View for better health and wellbeing, improved quality of care, and stronger NHS finance and efficiency.

Dr. Barbara Vann, Chair of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Shaping Our Future Transformation Board Member commented “This is a wonderful opportunity for a Cornish team of dedicated people to address the issues on behalf of us all.”

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s ‘Shaping Our Future’ programme is founded on collaboration and integration. All system partners are committed to the following vision:

  1. To work together to ensure the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
  2. To support people to help themselves and each other so they stay independent and well in their community.
  3. To provide services that everyone can be proud of and that reduce the overall cost.

The fully funded programme includes two one week residential modules; one in the UK and one in the US.