UB Healthcare makes us their charity of the year

We are excited to reveal that we have teamed up with UB Healthcare as their designated charity of the year. 

UB Healthcare are a Solihull based start-up specialising in innovative solutions for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) services. This collaboration is founded on a mutual dedication to delivering exceptional care and nurturing a comprehensive healthcare environment. UB Healthcare helps to improve CHC delivery by teaming up with Health & Social Care partners across the country. They also help patients by faciltating assessments and reviews for them to receive CHC funding, and ensuring they receive care tailored to their needs. 

As a multi-disciplinary organisation working in partnership with Health and Social Care, UB Healthcare sees first-hand the crucial role carers play in supporting their loved ones. The collaboration with Carers Trust Solihull allows UB Healthcare to provide support through training, fundraising initiatives, and business development strategies; complementing our efforts in supporting carers of all ages.

This partnership  was a natural choice: we are both driven by a passion for achieving the best outcomes for unpaid carers and the patients we both serve in the Solihull community. We share a dedication to positively impacting the lives of residents and contributing to the community’s well-being; exemplified by UB Healthcare’s founding directors being residents of the Borough. 

Carers Trust Solihull has a long track record of supporting unpaid carers, who often are family members or friends playing a vital yet underappreciated role in the healthcare system. 

Harry Bourton (UBH) interacts with charities and care providers at our Carers Rights Day 2023 event

Our partnership seeks to shine a spotlight on these unsung heroes of healthcare, both nationally and locally within the Solihull borough. By understanding and addressing the needs of carers, we can improve the care that patients receive through our combined works.

Furthermore, our collaboration will help develop new and tailored educational resources and support programmes. Drawing on UB Healthcare’s expertise in health and social care delivery and funding, combined with Carers Trust Solihull’s deep understanding of carers’ challenges, we aim to empower carers with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage their caring roles. Ultimately leading to better outcomes and level of care for the cared for.

The work we do is a shared commitment to provide comprehensive support, recognition of carers’ vital role, and a dedication to enhancing patient care through tailored educational resources and support programmes. Together, we are eager to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their carers, embodying a community that genuinely cares for every individual involved in the journey towards health and well-being.

Brandon Scott-Omenka (CTS) and Uko Umotong (UBH) share a laugh at our Carers Rights Day 2023 event

We can’t wait to build our relationship over the coming year, to enrich and improve the lives of carers and their cared for. 

Left to Right: Pauline Manby (CTS) Partnerships Manager, Brandon Scott-Omenka (CTS) CEO, Uko Umotong (UBH) Director & Co-founder, Harry Bourton (UBH) Director & Co-founder, Jenny Mason Coordinator - Carers Rights Day 2023 Event

Meet UB Healthcare

Uko Umotong

Director & Co-Founder

Uko has held various senior commercial leadership positions across financial services, retail, and healthcare. In 2017, Uko led the Patient Flow and Discharge to Assess services on joining an established leading healthcare provider, working with over one hundred health and care organisations nationally.

This work included designing and implementing pioneering Discharge to Assess (D2A) pathways including some innovative ways of working which were subsequently mandated in the Covid-19: Emergency Hospital Discharge Guidance and adopted nationally. Uko led the transformation of the discharge process for numerous organisations and partnerships.

Uko is a strategic leader who always relishes a challenge and is a service design and improvement expert. A real team player, he loves the opportunity to help our health and social care colleagues address an ever-demanding workload and draw upon the full power of service innovation to boost operational delivery and improve outcomes for patients, their families, and the professionals working within the sector.

Harry Bourton

Director & Co-Founder

An admirer of the NHS for as long as he can remember, Harry entered the Continuing Healthcare (CHC) sector in 2014. Working with an established healthcare provider, he was responsible for operational delivery and client management.

Having delivered thousands of contracts in his time, Harry brings a wealth of CHC experience. Responsible for delivering millions of pounds worth of savings to CCGs across England and Wales, Harry’s dedication was rewarded by the confidence of his clients – more than trebling the number of contracts held by the company.

A keen advocate of IT in the sector, he has also been responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of digital CHC software products that have helped transform CHC delivery.

Melanie Rogers

Clinical Director – (Associate)

An enthusiastic, highly motivated, and clinically credible Director of Nursing with extensive senior management experience in the NHS, having worked as a Director of Nursing and Quality in CCG’s and as a Deputy Chief Nurse / Deputy Director of Nursing in both Acute and Community Trusts covering portfolios which have included Nursing, Quality, Governance and Continuing Health Care.

Mark Shipman

Associate Director

A registered social worker with over 30 years’ experience working within the public and private sectors, Mark’s career has seen him working across the health and social care fields focused on hospital discharge and Continuing Healthcare. 

Mark has worked closely with health and social care colleagues to deliver significant improvements in delayed transfers of care and was the CHC lead for 9 years for the first truly integrated CHC service.

More recently, Mark was CHC lead for a London CCG and has also successfully implemented a hospital discharge grant scheme (one-off Direct Payment).

Mark believes in the positive role that the private sector has to play in supporting the NHS and care sectors, particularly as we navigate and understand what a ‘normal’ post covid world looks like and that efficiencies can be achieved whilst maintaining a client-centred approach.

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