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TICC

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Transforming Integrated Care in the Community

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

The Health and Europe Centre

Contact

Begindatum

13/07/2017

Einddatum

31/08/2021

Project budget

8 022 824

ERDF amount

4 813 694

ERDF rate

60%

    Over

    Common challenge

    The 2Seas area faces clinical, social & financial challenges in health and social care as the population ages & public funding decreases. Recruitment & retention of the health and social care workforce in the 2Seas area is challenging & the situation will further deteriorate as the existing workforce ages. This has an impact on quality as perceived by patients. A number of initiatives have been highlighted as innovative but rarely get transferred from one country to another. The causes of these blockages need to be identified & a method developed for overcoming the barriers to transferability. The systems that have developed in the 2Seas region over the last 20 years have led to the fragmentation of care & a task driven, activity based approach & remuneration.

    TICC will enable countries in the 2Seas area (& later, beyond) to implement successful health & social care innovations
    quickly in a cost effective, sustainable way.

    Main Achievements

    TICC got off to a really positive start in 2017/18, with all partners engaging with enthusiasm. All partners are eager to learn from PP2/15 (Buurtzorg) and find ways to make their approach successful in their own countries, and across the 2Seas area. Six two-day meetings involving all partners took place between October 2017 and November 2018.  Experience and good practice from PP2/15, and all partners, was shared. These visits have inspired everyone involved, and are directly contributing to the successful implementation of the first teams on the ground.
    TICC seeks to take the Buurtzorg model of self-managing teams, which has been a considerable success in the Netherlands (noted as a valuable model by the European Commission) and test it in different cultural contexts (France, Belgium and the UK) where it has yet to "take off".  The project will establish teams, but also investigate barriers to its successful implementation in other countries, and establish solutions to those barriers wherever possible.
    Delivery partners are well on the way to establishing their first teams using the Buurtzorg model - some have done so during 2018, and others are poised to do this in early 2019.  Alongside this work, partners have prepared the ground for collecting information on the barriers to implementing Buurtzorg's model in the UK, France and Belgium (with a view to resolving as many as possible), and this exercise will have a greater focus during 2019.  Evaluation partners are fully engaged and present in all aspects of the project's work, to ensure all the right information is logged and gathered to evaluate TICC.

    Partnership

    Partners

    Buurtzorg Concepts BV

    Kent County Council

    Kent Community Health Foundation Trust (Kent CHFT)

    Medway Community Healthcare

    Soignons Humain

    Public World

    Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen

    Emmaüs

    Eurasante

    VIVAT Service à la personne

    Groupement des Hôpitaux de l’Institut Catholique de Lille

    H Z University

    La Vie Active