Healthfit is NHS Grampian's approach to delivering improved health and health services. It delivers NHS Grampian's vision of proudly working together to deliver the best possible services for a healthier Grampian.
Healthfit was first developed in 2002. We reviewed this in 2008 and agreed with staff, members of the public and our partners that overall, Healthfit was still the right approach for future years.
- The people of Grampian having a say about their local health service.
- Clear 'patient pathways', which combine the strengths of primary and community care with the specialist services provided by our acute hospitals.
- Health professionals working together as 'networks', which will in time grow beyond Grampian to cover the north of Scotland, to share skills, experience, services and education.
- Acute hospitals (such as those at Foresterhill) focusing on providing specialist skills and services that can only be provided in central locations.
- New services, where community and hospital staff work together to provide care for patients who need more than is normally provided at their GP practice, but who don't need the specialist services of the acute hospitals.
- Patients' conditions being investigated and treated more quickly - and closer to home. We would use mobile services and telemedicine - which uses the latest technology to make it possible for a patient at a local centre to be 'seen' by a hospital specialist many miles away.
- Closer teamwork between NHS and local authority social work staff, voluntary organisations and private care homes to provide a system that links health and social care together.
- New roles for Grampian's community hospitals, as local health and social care services work more closely together.
- People playing a greater part in looking after themselves and being supported to do so.