A resolution was passed tonight by ELR GP Federation Shareholders to approve plans for a Joint Venture with Derbyshire Health United (DHU), in accordance with the Articles of Association of ELR GP Fed Ltd.
- Management control in the day to day delivery of the services will be held by DHU
- Practice engagement and collaborative working with Primary Care will be led by ELR GP Federation
- The Joint Venture will be a Community Interest Company - ‘DHU East Leicestershire and Rutland CIC’ - under a joint strategic Board with equal representation and voting rights for both parties
In partnership with Derbyshire Health United (DHU) ELR GP bid successfully in early 2019 for the contract to manage the ELR Integrated Urgent Care Centres (see configuration below).
The Federation is in the process of formalising the Joint Venture Agreement with DHU and tonight a resolution was passed unanimously by its Shareholders to establish this agreement, in accordance with the Articles of Association of ELR GP Fed Ltd.
Under the proposal, the Joint Venture will be structured in the following way from an organisational lead and delivery perspective;
DHU expertise in the Joint Venture
• Management control in the day to day delivery of the services; responsible to the Board.
• Clinical and non-clinical staff as required for the delivery of services within services.
• Clinical Leadership for both strategic and operational elements of integrated urgent care across East Leicestershire within the service.
• Back office support services required to, e.g. Clinical governance, Human Resources, Analytics, Facilities, Finance, Governance, Health & Safety, Insurance, IT and Business Continuity, Provision of data aspiring towards better integrated IT systems to support modelling and inform future service delivery through improved and integrated patient journey.
• Engagement in wider system changes, as appropriate within LLR.
ELR Federation expertise in the Joint Venture
• Practice engagement & collaborative working with Primary Care
• Primary Care pathway interactions and streamlining of clinical pathways to improve patient experience in to and out of both the services.
• Provision of data aspiring towards better integrated IT systems, including risk stratification to support modelling and inform future service delivery.
• Clinical Leadership for both strategic and operational elements of integrated urgent care across ELR.
• Engagement in wider system changes (e.g. PCNdevelopment), as appropriate within ELR.
• The Joint Venture will be a Community Interest Company – ‘DHU East Leicestershire & Rutland CIC’ – and will be supported by a robust governance structure.
• A joint strategic Board will be formed to manage the strategic direction of the services with equal representation and voting rights for both parties and the appointment of an Independent Chair.