Publication - Report

Allied Health Professions National Delivery Plan 2012-2015 - Progress Report

Published: 18 May 2015
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785443817

A summary of progress against the National Delivery Plan for the Allied Health Professions in Scotland, 2012-2015

17 page PDF

1.1 MB

17 page PDF

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Contents
Allied Health Professions National Delivery Plan 2012-2015 - Progress Report
Appendix 3: Identified Actions from tables 1 and 2

17 page PDF

1.1 MB

Appendix 3: Identified Actions from tables 1 and 2

Actions

Celebrating NDP Achievement Actions

5.4

AHP directors will work with senior radiology managers to report nationally on a standardised measure of musculoskeletal plain image reporting undertaken by radiographers. They will also work with strategic planners to develop and implement a regional/local plan to ensure effective use of reporting radiographers in their NHS board, driving sustainable multi-professional team delivery of diagnostic imaging services.

2.1

AHP directors will work within their NHS boards to ensure dedicated AHP support is established within emergency admission services, in line with best practice for emergency care (RCP, 2007), to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital.

2.7

AHP directors will work with AHP leads in health and social care and partners in care organisations voluntary services and older people's groups to implement the National Personal Footcare Guidelines once published in late 2012.

4.1

AHP directors will work with AHP leads for children's services and AHP leads in social care to develop a transformational children and young people's service plan to meet the evolving needs of this care group and to provide an equitable and sustainable national model that reflects the early years agenda and the move towards integration of health and social care.

1.1

AHP directors and directors of social work should work together to strengthen and embed professional leadership and governance infrastructure for AHPs working across health and social care to enhance integrated service delivery and outcomes for people who use services.

2.2

AHP directors will work within their NHS boards to support falls leads within CHCPs (and HSCPs as they emerge) to implement integrated falls and fracture care pathways to reduce falls-related admissions to hospital in the over 65s by 20%.

Actions

Addressing NDP Challenges

1.2

AHP directors and AHP leads within community health care partnerships (CHCPs) (and the new HSCPs as they emerge) will provide professional leadership to strengthen the development of "enabling" services, including rehabilitation and reablement, across health and social care.

2.4

AHP directors will work with directors of social work to support older people and those with disability and complex needs to live independently in their own home/homely setting for as long as possible, delaying or reducing admissions into institutional care.

2.5

AHP directors will work with directors of social work to reconfigure "enabling" services, such as rehabilitation and reablement, to deliver best value and enhance care experiences for people who use services and their families and carers.

3.1

AHP directors will work with primary care leads, general practitioners and across their NHS board to support enhanced pathways in primary care which maximise AHP expertise as first-point-of contact practitioners to improve the care experience and reduce unnecessary referrals to secondary and unscheduled care.

5.1

AHP directors and AHP leads in local authorities will drive modern and productive working practices and undertake a review of existing working practices with a view to promoting efficiency, productivity and flexibility, with implementation of findings. This will include implementation of the recommendations in the Releasing Time to Care Stocktake Report.

6.1

AHPs across health and social care services will monitor the quality of AHP service delivery, including user experience, by implementing the national data set and using quality measures/dashboard agreed for national and local reporting, particularly in relation to the nationally agreed outcomes for integration of health and social care services.

6.2

AHP directors will drive the delivery of AHP waiting times within 18 weeks from referral to treatment inclusive of all AHP professions and specialties (except diagnostic and therapy radiographers) with a target of 90% by December 2014. NHS boards will be expected to deliver a maximum wait of no more than 4 weeks for AHP musculoskeletal treatment within the same period.


Contact

Email: Susan Malcolm