Shaping Our Future is Leeds CCGs innovative programme developed in response to the national and local direction of travel towards integration and improved strategic commissioning for population outcomes.

NHS England continues to drive forward an agenda of ‘place-based’ systems that focus on integration and strategic commissioning to population outcomes, shifting competition to collaboration and formalising the role of Integrated Care Systems.

The Third Sector are vital partners within this programme playing an active and strong leadership role in systems as well as being providers working to improve health outcomes. As part of this Shaping Our Future, through coordination from Forum Central, Third Sector health and care organisations have developed a model broadening access across third sector networks in Leeds to give the opportunity to transform and redesign services through place-level partnerships and provider collaboratives. In line with statutory partners, Third Sector health and care organisations will undertake a programme of development, capacity building within the sector to ensure equitable involvement and strengthen the overarching readiness for integration.

How you can help? Take a look at the Shaping Our Future Report and start to think about how you might engage and in which ways it might affect your organisation.