One system, one team, one you

Making it happen

Health and care organisations across Northumberland are committed to making this vision for Northumberland a reality for patients.

Transforming care

A programme board is in place to oversee work and meets monthly with executive level leadership from all partners organisations. Our work in Northumberland is aimed at supporting quality improvement and integration of services and are the first steps towards addressing the challenges facing the NHS as outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View:

  • Health and wellbeing – Focussing attention on ‘prevention’ so that people are empowered to take accountability and responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and do not become unwell with wholly avoidable illnesses
  • Care and quality – Closing any gaps in quality and safety which exist by reshaping how we deliver care, harnessing new technology and driving down any variations in patients’ experience of care
  • System efficiency – Redesigning services to reduce unnecessary duplication, remove organisational boundaries and create better efficiencies across the system to allow the development of truly person centred patient care


This is an exciting time for Northumberland during which we feel we can make a real difference to patient care and over the coming weeks and months, we will be involving our staff, patients, the public in this work.