High quality care for all, now and for future generations: transforming urgent and emergency care services in England – June 2013

Posted on June 18, 2013. Filed under: Acute Care, Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

High quality care for all, now and for future generations: transforming urgent and emergency care services in England – June 2013
Emerging Principles from the Urgent and Emergency Care Review

The evidence base

News announcement: NHS England asks patients, the public and staff to help shape the future of urgent and emergency care

 

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Changing Care, Improving Quality – The NHS Confederation, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, National Voices – 5 June 2013

Posted on June 13, 2013. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

Changing Care, Improving Quality – The NHS Confederation, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, National Voices – 5 June 2013

Extract from the executive summary:

“One of the greatest challenges facing the health service today is the need to redesign services to meet the needs of patients, improve the quality
of care and achieve better value for society. There is growing support among patient groups, clinicians and managers for the potential benefits of ‘reconfiguration’ in health services, which focuses on making large-scale changes to provide care in the right place at the right time.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the NHS Confederation and National Voices have come together to examine the case for radical, far-reaching change across the NHS. This partnership brings together important views from those who know the healthcare system best,  gathering evidence from over 50 face-to-face interviews and a series of workshops and meetings.

This report outlines what we learned from these crucial conversations and aims to support those engaged locally in making a decision on whether to reconfigure services and, if so, how to make change happen. We have identified six key principles to consider as a foundation for most reconfiguration plans”

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Rights, risks and responsibilities in service redesign for vulnerable groups – Royal College of Nursing Guidance – April 2013

Posted on April 29, 2013. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , , |

Rights, risks and responsibilities in service redesign for vulnerable groups – Royal College of Nursing Guidance – April 2013

Extract from the background:

“In 2012 RCN Congress debated the issue of service redesign. The debate addressed the implications of redesign: the potential loss and fragmentation of specialist knowledge, expertise and staff, and the consequent effect on delivery of high quality services for vulnerable groups such as children, older people and those with learning disabilities or mental health conditions.

This document is designed to support RCN members engaged in service redesign to identify issues and mitigate against risks. While aimed primarily at nurses working with vulnerable groups, the core principles identified in this guidance may be helpful for any member going through any process of service redesign.

Although service redesign may be required to improve patient pathways, move care closer to home, maximise efficiency or centralise specialist services, it needs to be undertaken in the context of planned and managed networks of care which preserve the specialist knowledge, skills and expertise required. The RCN believes that the NHS needs systems in place to spread good practice and encourage real, well-planned service redesign and better collaboration between all organisations involved in delivering health and social care, rather than short-term, financially driven redesign.”

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Service resdesign case study: Providing specialist emergency care in Northumbria – NHS Confederation – 27 March 2013

Posted on April 9, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine | Tags: , |

Service resdesign case study: Providing specialist emergency care in Northumbria – NHS Confederation – 27 March 2013

“This case study is part of a series designed to share good practice and lessons learned by local NHS organisations involved in major reviews of local health services.

This case study features the establishment of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s new urgent and emergency care facility, that culminated from several years’ strategic planning, and a comprehensive programme of engagement with staff and the local community.”

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Four Hour Rule Program. Progress and Issues Review – WA Health – December 2011

Posted on January 27, 2012. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , , |

Four Hour Rule Program. Progress and Issues Review – WA Health – December 2011

by Professor Bryant Stokes AM
ISBN: 978-1-921841-04-0

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