The values and value of the third sector: Collaboration with the statutory sector to deliver health and social care in Wales

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In a report released last week, the Bevan Commission considered the touch points between statutory and third sectors and the potential for more effective collaboration to achieve health and care outcomes in Wales.

This is based on ongoing conversations with the public which reveal a strong desire for radical change, including more emphasis on prevention and early intervention.

The report identifies five broad recommendations that will help realise a health service that is fit for the future: 

  1. Ensure early and consistent dialogue between all relevant parties, to enable collaborative solutions, integrated services and ensure that all available assets and resources can be drawn upon to deliver priority outcomes
  2. Make use of existing third sector infrastructure and strengthen existing networks
  3. Protect and prioritise investment in the following areas. These are where the third sector can make the most significant contributions: social prescribing; hospital to home; early intervention; co-production; addressing inequalities; innovation; integrated delivery 
  4. Adhere to Welsh Government’s Code of Practice For Funding The Third Sector
  5. Develop a national, ‘whole system’ approach to monitor service delivery by public, private and third sectors against strategic and funding priorities

You can read the full report here.