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

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 today announced at the NHS confederation conference that the North Cumbria Health System is to be one of the first 3 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 Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is part of the success regime for services it provides in north Cumbria along with NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, North Cumbria University Hospitals and partners.  Services we provide in South Cumbria will not be part of the success regime and we will continue to work with our partners to develop future models of care through Better Care Together which is one of 29 national Vanguards exploring new ways of working.

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.

Claire Molloy, Chief Executive of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said, “We welcome the announcement that the North Cumbria Health System is to be one the first success regime areas nationally.   We have already been working closely with partners to improve care, and this is recognition of the significant challenges facing us all. We hope that the support we receive as part of the success regime will enable us to build on the work we have already done and help improve health and care services. We are committed to working closely with our partners to secure the best for our patients and communities.”

Further information about the success regime and questions and answers are available.