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Background to the Health and Care Framework
NHS Grampian aims to ensure that care is provided at the right time, by the right person and in the right place which is high quality, effective, efficient, sustainable and affordable.
- Helping people to maintain good health, and protect against and prevent ill-health.
- Care being available closer to people's homes and away from specialist hospitals where possible.
- Care being delivered by staff with the appropriate level of skills, training and experience across a range of professions.
- Radical changes and difficult choices will need to be made.
In order to ensure our services and staff are all focussed and working to the same objectives, NHS Grampian produces the Grampian Health Plan.
As part of the development of the Grampian Health Plan for 2010-13, staff, the public and partners told us that:
- They supported NHS Grampian's aims, values and priorities.
- They want more detail about what this will mean in practice.
- The way services are currently provided is unlikely to be sustainable in the future because of the many challenges ahead.
NHS Grampian is facing a number of challenges. The main challenges include:
- A growing elderly population who are more likely to have more than one long term condition.
- New technology and treatments which will continue to be developed.
- The global financial situation which will mean there is less money available than in previous years.
- High expectations about what should be delivered.
- The requirement to deliver national policy and targets.
Why do we need a Health and Care Framework?
The purpose of the Health and Care Framework is to provide greater detail and direction, based on the strategy set out in the Grampian Health Plan 2010-13.
What will the Health and Care Framework look like?
The Health and Care Framework will have three main parts which will:
- Describe how health and care in the future will be safe, effective and sustainable, which meets future population needs and is delivered within available resources - the Health and Care Model.
- Set out detailed plans to deliver the agreed model.
- Guide services and the organisation in allocating resources and making decisions based on the model of care.
What difference will it make?
- Services will collectively focus on the key priorities for health and care.
- We will be clearer about where we need to focus our resources such as staff, property and equipment.
- We will set out clear improvement areas (outcomes) which will focus on health and healthcare needs, evidence of effectiveness and available resources.
- We will better manage current and future challenges.
- Care will be delivered at the right time, by the right person and in the right place.
When will the Health and Care Framework be developed?
The proposed Health and Care Model and an update on the resource allocation and decision making framework will be submitted to the Grampian NHS Board in April 2011.
Following approval by the Board, we will develop and consult on an action plan to support the implementation of the agreed model. The final action plan will then be submitted to the Board for approval in October 2011.
How will it be developed?
We understand that it is important to develop the Health and Care Framework jointly with staff, members of the public and our partners.
A number of existing groups have been identified to inform the development of the different parts of the Health and Care Framework. These groups involve staff, the public and partner organisations.
In addition, a number of pathfinder projects have been identified. The pathfinders
have been chosen as part of the Health and Care Framework to look at different services and communities in detail, and to identify the health and care needs for these specific groups, for example, older people, children and young families, and local communities.
All of the information from the pathfinders will be collated with all of the other feedback in order to build the Health and Care Framework.
How can I get involved?
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved:
- Become involved in one of the pathfinder projects
- Join the virtual forum, where we will e-mail questions and documents to get your views.
- Give your views via the formal consultation process.
We will also keep staff, members of the public and partners informed and up-to-date on developments by:
- Distributing newsletters at key stages.
- Placing regular updates on this website.
If you would like to be involved, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 558584.