The differences between practice for the same task performed in different hospital trusts is striking. Healthcare scientists decided to examine this issue in more detail, and my part was to use competences to determine what were the minimum competences required to perform a particular step on a science pathway (in this case, Pathology Laboratories), the minimum level of scientist with these competences, and compare this with actual staff performing the task in different Trusts.
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Dr Joe Chandy has been a GP in Easington in County Durham, UK for 40 years. I recently attended a presentation about the impact on the body systems of subclinical B12 levels in the tissue - not recognised by medical science because the blood levels were above the minimum required.
Mental health, or the empowering or disempowering of people in their homes; with their family, friends and co-workers; in their communities; and in the country they live in could be one of the biggest causes of ill health. It's said that the constant exposure to air-brushed beauties in magazines and impossibly perfect people in our soap opera "true to life" stories on Television causes people to be dissatisfied with their partners and dissatisfied with their lives.
Community Matrons were asked to report on activity levels as a way of justifying their costs, but they wanted a more outcomes-based way of reporting. We developed a balanced scorecard aligned to the employing provider organisation and commissioning organisation’s own key priorities.
A PCT requested myself and a colleague to run a programme to redesign the process of booking patients in for community services eg long-term conditions management (it covered all services delivered in PCT buildings). Involving staff, stakeholders and service users revealed that the overall community service could be run more cost-effectively, and more appropriately for service users at the same time supporting healthcare staff, by devolving administration to the community buildings rather than centralising. The PCT was extremely pleased with the result.
With New Ways of Working I initiated a core planning group to identify cross-sector issues (health, social services, childrens incorporating commissioners and providers from public, independent and voluntary sector) and share knowledge.
We all know that decisions on the funding and types of care in one sector often impact on others; staff and users want seamless care delivery, and of course transferability of skills and qualifications.
The key to delivering benefits across a whole health community is to ensure that each project, each initiative is understood in context.
This is what is meant in World Class Commissioning terms by the whole stream of "assessing needs", "Review Current" and "Decide priorities" (WCC was presented in 2008).
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