Do you have the solutions to the issues we face with health integration? Here’s is your chance to be heard and make a real difference with a £10,000 pilot project! Your ideas are needed!

Hertfordshire’s very own Dragon’s Den –

There is still time to put in your bid for an idea for a project which will find a solution to any one of those issues that seem to be stopping you get the best health outcomes for the people you support. The deadline for your initial idea is 24th June 2016. At this stage we are only asking for a brief outline so think now about what would make ‘the difference’ and send in your idea using the simple submission form.

The second stage, if you are successful, will be to work up the idea into a pitch which you will present to ‘Hertfordshire’s version of Dragon’s Den’.

To give you some food for thought for your ‘Bright Ideas’

At our last Members Network Event, managers, owners and directors of all different service types came together to hear about the latest in health and social care integration in Hertfordshire. During the event we gave providers the opportunity to feedback the challenges they face around health issues and working with health partners. See these challenges here – you might want to use one of these or you might have something else you are dying to solve. We then asked them to come up with solutions in a bid to win a £10,000 pilot project fund … as promised we are now opening up the chance to pitch an idea to anyone who can come up with “something sensible that really works.”

Remember! The theme for this quarters Dragon’s Den is health and social care integration, submit your ‘Bright Idea’ for your chance to win the £10,000 project fund.

Submitting your ‘Bright Ideas’

One-off funding will be available to those whose initiatives win over the panel – and if the trial is successful this may be carried on permanently. The only criteria will be:

  • The scheme should fit the theme: Resolving any issues related to Health and Social Care integration
  • The scheme should benefit people or their family carers, either directly or indirectly
  • It should positively impact on one of the major social care issues in Hertfordshire and make a cost saving for HCC/CCG
  • It should not cost more than £10,000 for the trial

All you have to do to put your idea forward is describe your scheme using the summary sheet and send it to

This is your opportunity to shine!! Please refer to the Dragon’s Den rules. Bright Ideas for June 2016 should be submitted by the 24th June

It couldn’t be more simple!

  1. Think about issues related to health partners which could cause you concern
  2. Come up with your simple solution
  3. Imagine how it could be developed
  4. Fill out the simple form
  5. Send it to us – today

*If you are successful HCPA will be on hand to support you through the process.

On-going chances to ‘be the solution’

HCPA will run a series of friendly Dragon’s Den panels, on a quarterly basis, following the theme from each Members Network meeting (make sure you come), to which any HCPA member can bring their innovative ideas. The ‘dragons’ will be representatives from HCPA, HCC and the CCG’s who will decide on whether to back an idea.