What are our priorities for this year?
Based on what you have told us, we will concentrate our efforts during 2009/10 on five overarching key areas of work.
Improving health and reducing health inequalities
Involving patients, public, staff and partners towards mutuality
Delivering safe, effective and timely care in the right place
Developing the workforce and empowering staff
Improving efficiency, productivity and sustainability - getting the best from our resources.
To ensure that there are practical actions to deliver each of these five areas of major importance for NHS Grampian, we have dedicated specific resources to six priority programmes. These priority programmes will provide focus where maximum impact can be achieved.
These priority programmes are:
- Better Care without Delay - improving the quality of care and reducing waiting times
- Long Term Conditions - helping people with chronic conditions, for example, diabetes, asthma and coronary heart disease
- Mental Health - improving access to services and the quality of care for people with mental health needs
- Intermediate Care - preventing hospital admission and reducing the length of hospital stay for those admitted to hospital
- Health Campus - a programme to develop 21st century facilities to support the provision of the right care in the right place
- Aberdeen City Primary Care Redesign - a significant programme of continuous improvement, to ensure the long term sustainability of community services in the city.
Working in partnership
To improve the health and wellbeing of the Grampian population, it is crucial that NHS Grampian works closely with the public, staff, voluntary organisations, other NHS Boards, statutory organisations such as local authorities (councils), Grampian Police and universities to:
- identify and address those areas that influence health and wellbeing. Examples are housing, unemployment, work place environments and the general environment e.g. pollution
- plan and deliver the best care and services possible, by ensuring care is delivered at the right time, in the right place and by the right people
- work together to get the best from our resources and support the delivery of the Scottish Government's objectives for a healthier, wealthier, fairer, safer, stronger and greener Scotland.
A key way of supporting partnership working is the development of the 'Single Outcome Agreement', where organisations plan and work together to get the best from their resources for their local population and support the delivery of the Scottish Government's objectives. Our three Community Health Partnerships support this work on behalf of NHS Grampian.
In both this section and in the previous, you will see some of the areas where we work in partnership.
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