Published: 11 January 2013 at 12:13
Innovative practice showcased at official launch of Anglia Ruskin Health Partnership
Anglia Ruskin Health Partnership, a new company to promote innovation within the Essex health and social care sectors, was officially launched last night [Thursday, 10 January].
The Partnership is formed of six NHS Trusts (Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals, Mid Essex Hospitals, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Southend University Hospital, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust), Essex County Council and Anglia Ruskin University.
Anglia Ruskin Health Partnership serves a population of 1.5 million and the partners, in total, manage an annual budget in excess of £2 billion. The strategic body of Chief Executives of each of the partner organisations is committed to improving the quality of health and social care through innovation, research and education.
The official launch, held at the Postgraduate Medical Institute on Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, featured talks from some of the stakeholders as well as a keynote speech from David Albury, a former Principal Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
Since being established last year, the Partnership has been investigating a number of projects to improve the quality of patient care in Essex through developing innovative practices and making more effective use of existing resources.
Managing Director James Anderson, the former Head of Operations at University College London Hospitals, said:
ARHP has also joined with a similar organisation, UCLPartners, based in London, to apply for status as one of 15 national Academic Health Science Networks. The two organisations are already working together, including on an innovative project to care for acutely unwell patients in hospitals.This project has demonstrated reductions of up to 50% in cardiac arrests in hospitals where it has been trialled in London, and ARHP looks forward to bringing these benefits to patients in Essex.