Somerset HA and Somerset social services last year incorporated the community care plan into the first health improvement programme, and did this both in the initial draft published for consultation last September and in the recently produced final HImP.
This approach, and the overall emphasis on partnership working throughout the local health economy and wider community, received widespread support from public and partner agencies alike.
Director of policy and performance management
Dr Nicky Pearson
Consultant in public health
Planning and evaluation manager Somerset HA