Strategic Implementation Plan

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Detail on the Draft Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) of Transforming Your Care (TYC).


  • The HCSB are responsible for the delivery of the TYC recommendations
  • The Draft SIP describes the planned approach for the delivery of the TYC recommendations
  • Presents key themes for Programmes of Care  across the 5 local health economies (Trusts)
  • Details the service transformation initiatives over the 5 HSCT
  • Workforce Planning and engagement
  • This SIP will sit alongside the  annual Commissioning Plans
  • Refreshed annually
  • Subject to Section 75, including consultation

Key Points - Older People

  • Population health and well-being: Implement Public Health Strategy. Extend programmes which tackle fuel poverty and maximise access to benefits and services.
  • Local Services – at home and in the community: Integrated Care Partnerships (ICP) will be the main driver for the change in the delivery of services. Targets include - 30% reduction on Emergency Department (ED)admissions for older people; 20% reduction in ED attendances;10% reduction in unscheduled admissions for people with long term conditions. 
  • Acute Care: 5-7 Networks; Expansion of Orthopaedic Services: Enhanced Ambulance Services.
  • Collaboration with RoI and GB: Accessing specialist services in other jurisdictions.


  • 24/7 District Nursing services and social inclusion
  • Reduction in statutory residential care homes and significant reduction in nursing and residential care packages overall
  • Roll out falls prevention programme
  • Reablement rolled out to reduce the number of newly referred older people who need long term care by 45%
  • Improve support for carers including new models of respite care
  • Increase the number of people who choose to die at home
  • Full implementation of the Dementia Strategy
  • Procurement: Greater diversity of provision; and standardisation of procurement of domiciliary services and nursing home places.

Next page: Population Plans

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