Can Do Health & Care - Thinking Differently Report March 2021

Let’s just do it Helen Taylor, Chair, Suffolk and North East Essex ICS Anchors Programme Board, highlighted how uplifting this event had been, with fantastic case examples and lots of energy and Can-Do approaches. The challenge for us now is to get on and do it. We have developed a Charter for NHS Anchor Institutions, below, which organisations have started to sign up to, and which will continue to be shared widely to encourage uptake across the public sector. The Charter provides the incentive and the opportunity for organisations to explore their own systems and identify the barriers that prevent embedding social value in their procurement. We also recognise the importance of seed funding, and of providing funding with mentoring. Our ICS has some funding to support social entrepreneurs in this way, and we will share more information soon. Ed Garratt, Suffolk and North East Essex ICS Executive Lead, recognised that the energy and emotion shared during the event had been really powerful. Moving forward, we now need to be brave and do the right thing. This means bringing our procurement leads and social entrepreneurs together in our system to work together to help maximise social value and encourage social entrepreneurship. It also means setting ourselves targets and measuring our success. We know that only by being ambitious will we achieve real social value for our local people, we have the commitment and now we need to act. 4. Moving this forward Our ambitions for 2021-2022 Awarding at least one new social enterprise contract in the next year in each Alliance. Moving at lease £1 million re- procurement within the health and care sector to social enterprise. Thank you all - great event and great conversations and challenge. The system is [made up of] novices, we need to hand it over to the experts – let’s lead from the front! Place-led not place-based is the key. Co-production with VCSE and patients. Everything else is not scalable or sustainable. Really great session. thank you everyone. So much amazing work going on. Actions speak louder than words. Ed Garratt, Suffolk and North East Essex ICS Executive Lead Thinking Differently Together | 12

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