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About us

The Integrated Care Collaborative Alliance Leadership Team provides strategic oversight and governance of initiatives that aim to make hospital and community health services more joined up and better for patients. The Alliance Leadership Team’s objective is to provide integrated health services with a ‘best for patient, best for system’ approach.

Membership

Members of the Alliance Leadership Team have a wide range of skills and clinical expertise within the Capital & Coast District Health region. They represent hospital, primary and community health services and includes Māori and Pacific representatives. Members hold a wealth of health system knowledge and currently work in a variety of roles throughout the health system from GP practice to hospital services. The membership is expanding as more services become part an integrated health system.

Click here for the Alliance Leadership Team membership list

Structure

The Integrated Care Collaborative Alliance Leadership Team is an advisory and governance group that provides strategic oversight and clinical leadership. It decides and advises on what is recommended from the working groups. While the Alliance Leadership Team does not hold any direct funding accountability, it oversees programmes and projects of work.

Working groups are made up of Alliance Leadership Team members, consumers, clinical experts and Māori and Pacific representative’s. Their purpose is to understand the needs of the target population and to design health services around the needs of those that use them. This is often through technology improvements and community based health services. The working groups stay well connected with community groups, health providers and other agencies.

Examples of our work

Health care home

The health care homes model was rolled out in primary care practices in 2016. It is a joint initiative between Capital Coast District Health Board and Primary Care Organisations. Approximately 80% of the region have access to more services through their local GP practice. This means that people can receive the care they need in a primary care setting and in some cases save a trip to their GP altogether. Patients can expect:

  • Urgent ‘same day’ appointments
  • Extended practice hours
  • View test results online
  • Message their GP
  • Receive specialist advice and treatment through local practices.

Click here for more information about health care homes.

Diabetes care

The Diabetes Clinical network was established in 2012 to change the way diabetes care was managed to reduce disparities and help prevent the onset of other related illnesses. More diabetes care has moved into primary care practices, closer to people’s homes. A diabetes nurse specialist team works closely with general practices to identify what support the patients need. Patients are receiving a more tailored approach to their diabetes case and people are empowered to better manage the condition.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways make it easier for GPs to assess, manage and refer patients to hospital or specialist services. There are now more than 420 localised health pathways available. The pathways are developed by consensus and collaboration between hospital clinicians and general practice teams from the Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHB areas. It is a well used resource with around 2,200 page views on average a day.

Patient Portal

Patients can log on and access their health information and interact with their general practice through the patient portal. This makes life a bit easier for those who have ongoing health care needs and support those managing long term conditions as they are able to talk to their GP without needing an appointment. Tens of thousands of people across our region have access to it.

Last updated 28 March 2019.