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NDTi staff changes to promote integrated, person centred approaches for people with complex needs

NDTi is pleased to announce that our Children and Young People’s Programme Lead, Nicola Gitsham, is to be seconded to the Integrated Personalised Commissioning (IPC) and Personal Health Budgets Team at NHS England. She will support the delivery of IPC and lead their work on Children and Young People.

The IPC programme, launched by Simon Stevens in July 2014, is part of the first phase of delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View. It is an ambitious new approach to joining up health and social care funding around people with complex needs and enables individuals to direct how this is used. The voluntary sector has an important role to play in delivering the ambition of IPC for children and young people with complex needs, as does education.

Through her work at NDTi, including leading the Department for Education funded Preparing for Adulthood Programme, Nicola has a great deal of experience in tackling these complex issues. Recently she has been working with NHS England, Think Local Act Personal and In Control to explore the role personal health budgets can play in supporting young people with complex needs to achieve choice and control and positive life outcomes as they move into adulthood. This secondment will enable NHS England to take the integration and personalisation agendas further forward. NDTi will continue to provide support.

NDTi is pleased to announce that Julie Pointer will be Children and Young People’s Lead during Nicola’s secondment. Julie was previously the regional manager for the Preparing for Adulthood Programme.

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