Sustainability through Social Value

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In 2024/25 MLCSS will establish, communicate and deliver on a clearer Social Value Strategy and plan centred around three pillars:

People

Creating and sustaining opportunities in local communities across a wide geography and at all levels of the workforce from Graduate trainee and apprenticeships to senior professionals. Our inclusive recruitment approach ensures fairness, transparency and inclusivity in all our appointments. 

Coordinate an approach for ML to lead the way on Population Health Management across the ICS network  

Invest in patient care with the patient at the centre of all of our services and re-invest with ICSs through the application of our investment fund to deliver system wide patient centred solutions 

Invest in our staff and recognise them as our greatest asset through our workforce plan, our Organisation Development activity, our workforce engagement and support and Equality and Diversity Group 

Ensure local social value is added in all of our contracts and projects and create awareness of local, regional and national charitable organisations encouraging staff and organisational contribution to charitable works. Actively look for opportunities for co-ordination and benefit to patients and public. 

Planet 

ML CSS Green Plan is a plan that will align itself with the NHS Long Term Plan. As part of the NHS, ML CSS will play its part in reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of its operation. With 10 plan initiatives including: 

Reducing carbon emissions, achieving our target reduction of 80% by 2028 – 2032, decreasing our carbon footprint by 15% year on year. 

Decreasing pollution and reducing waste to protect the environment 

Improving Health and wellbeing, supporting opportunities, investing in green site enhancement and green spaces, creating and maintaining an environment for a highly motivated workforce. 

Increasing Financial Efficiency by reducing fuel and water consumption, reducing waste and delivering a sustainable financial position 

Enhancing reputation, support and encourage environmental groups creating a culture that enables compassion and inclusivity to thrive and grow. 

Prosperity

ML CSS Business Plan and Strategy provide the direction for our sustainable delivery of service -continuous improvement, cost efficiency and ability to adapt and innovate to provide the best possible solutions.  

Our expert procurement team establish, manage and maintain contracts and agreements that facilitate social value objectives through the supply of goods and services. 

We support SME organisations to develop their ability to achieve social value supply as an inclusive part of Health and Care delivery. 

We ensure all of our providers, supply chain partners and charitable partners align with our social values and have the opportunity to adopt positive improvements in supply chain arrangements 

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Business enabling services

Delivering a wide range of support functions through transactional services, business partnering and transformation that drives efficiencies and releases value and time…

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Clinical redesign and provider collaboration

Redesigning how health and care works across England - placing people at the centre of their own health and care and utilising…

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Clinical redesign and provider collaboration

Communications and engagement

Supporting ICSs with approaches to design and deliver effective communication, engagement and behavioural insights as a key enabler for system change and…

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Developing health systems

Acting as an independent and trusted partner within the system to facilitate working across stakeholders and integrate elements of the provider system…

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Digitally enabled transformation and IT

Digitising care and partnering with systems for the transformation of digitally enabled service delivery (and other supporting processes) across vision, planning and…

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Personalised healthcare commissioning services

Providing end-to-end funded care services, including patients as active partners in identifying their healthcare needs and then commissioning care to meet these.…

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PHM analytics and decision support

Applying intelligence-led understanding of the health of the population to support the redesign of care and improve patient and financial outcomes across…

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Place and primary care transformation

Supporting providers to work together at a place and neighbourhood level to manage common resources, integrate community teams, improve health and reduce…

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Workforce resilience and transformation

Supporting systems to build a sustainable and integrated workforce, transforming systems, organisations and the workforce experience to improve resilience.

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