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Basic Building Blocks General Guidance Document

Basic Building Blocks General Guidance Document

Monday, June 20, 2016

ISBN: 9781786522993

Guidance on the use of the Basic Building Blocks methodology which is a systematic approach to the demand and capacity analysis of existing patient pathways. Instruction on the generation of meaningful data, with worked examples are provided, which will support the production of local analysis to provide a detailed understanding of demand at each stage of the patients journey, which in turn will support realistic capacity planning to improve the quality of patient care and patient outcomes.

Executive Summary

The Basic Building Blocks methodology provides a systematic approach to the creation of meaningful capacity, demand and flow analysis through the hospital site. Developing the Basic Building Blocks will initially give an overview of the site footprint and a basic understanding of patient flow. As you progress through the Basic Building Blocks you develop a deeper understanding if how each sector of demand impacts on the next to cultivate a whole system analysis of capacity and demand.

The Basic Building Blocks methodology and toolkit can be used to understand the impact of redesign and transformation. When fully complete the Basic Building Blocks will allow you to simulate innovations to measure the impact and inform test of change, it will identify measures that will determine if the change has been successful and will offer analysis to support the development of a business case for change.