Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
The Regional Innovation Co-ordination (RIC) Hub supports innovation in health and social care across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan by showcasing good practice, supporting the spread and scale of new approaches and bringing people together to solve issues. We are hosted by the Health Board, within the Dragon’s Heart Institute, and work across the area’s Regional Partnership Board.
RIC Hub Guides
Innovation and adopting new ideas can sometimes seem daunting with many different factors to be considered. This series looks at those factors to introduce them and give you a starting point for understanding how to identify and overcoming issues.
Your organisation may have specialist staff who can help you, whether with innovating or with particular elements, such as information governance and performance management. In addition, the RIC Hub may be able to offer support.
The articles are based on our experience of working with colleagues in a number of organisations and we welcome your suggestions for additional articles.
Cardiff and Vale Local Innovations
There are many interesting and exciting innovations being put into place across Cardiff and the Vale. This series looks at examples from across the local area reflecting the variety of approaches being taken to improve lives, health and wellbeing.
RIC Hub Commissions
Social Prescribing Evaluation Framework
The RIC Hub has been developing an evaluation framework for social prescribing with the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research (WSSPR). To help us better understand social prescribing in our region, WSSPR have produced two reports which provide a foundation for the development of the framework. The Development Matrix has been developed with stakeholders from across services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to make sure it is right. For more information on the framework, please get in touch with the team by emailing [email protected]
Health Technology Centre Report
The Health Technology Centre (HTC) report summarises the health and social care research, innovation and improvement landscape across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. It provides an evidence base for future priorities and contains a wealth of information about assets in the region which can be utilised in a drive for innovation.
Setting Our Agenda
We have worked with the RPB team and partner agencies to jointly develop the 2022/23 work plan for the RIC Hub. The work plan sets out the major areas for attention. Our RIC Hub steering group provides the focus and direction to deliver the plan.
- We identify and showcase good practice so innovative approaches can be spread and scaled across the region and across Wales
- We bring people, resources and organisations together to deliver benefits that could not be achieved alone
- We drive innovation led health and social care based on the needs of our population
We work with RPB partners to ensure that we focus on the areas most in need of innovation and enable real, lasting change. A key part of this is finding new ways of coordinating, aligning, developing and implementing impactful, beneficial sustainable change and ways of working across the region that are also linked to national and international initiatives. By working in partnership, we are able to bring the right people together to showcase and spread the things that are going well, and work together to find solutions to challenging issues.
The RIC Hub works to support the RPB’s Starting Well, Living Well and Ageing Well partnerships’ work programmes.
We want every child in Cardiff and Vale to have the opportunity to thrive. Our work focuses on children in vulnerable situations and the services that support them.
We know how hard it can be to find help when people need it the most. We want to make sure there is community support to help people stay as healthy as possible so they can carry on doing the things that matter most to them.
As a Partnership we have worked together with people with a learning disability, their families, carers and the third and independent sector to produce a clear direction for the planning and delivery of adult learning disability services across the region over the next five years.