The ‘Millom Alliance’ is a number of organisations including the Waterloo House Surgery GP practice, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group. The communities are an equal partner in the Alliance and are represented by the Millom Action Group. Other key partners include Cumbria Health On Call, North West Ambulance Service and Cumbria County Council.
The ‘Millom Alliance Model’ is a unique partnership between all providers aimed at delivering significantly more care in Millom itself with fewer hospital admissions, fewer A&E and out-patient attendances and fewer patients having to travel. The Millom Model hopes to deliver a redevelopment of the Millom hospital site to deliver this new model of care.
All of the NHS organisations involved in developing the Millom Alliance model are working in close partnership as part of the Better Care Together Programme. It is proposed that once this integrated approach is piloted successfully it could be used by other GP practices/ Primary care groups to help them deliver the out of hospital model which is part of BCT.