The Local Government Association has issued a list of basic principles for planning service re-design. Local systems should aim to meet these fundamental requirements for improving services to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes.
Shared principles for redesigning the local health and care landscape. London: Local Government Association (LGA) / ADASS / SOLACE / CfPS / ADPH, October 14th 2015.
Measuring Performance in Local Health Systems (King’s Fund)
The King’s Fund has issued a report, developed on behalf of the Department of Health, investigating how to measure the performance of health services within clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas. Considerations include how well such services work with social care and public health services.
The authors argue for consolidation of the three national Outcomes Frameworks into one single framework covering the NHS, public health and adult social care. They recommend using a small set of headline indicators to represent performance in a simplified manner. These cover five population groups:
- People aged over 75.
- People under 75 with long-term conditions.
- Maternity services, children and young people.
- People with mental health conditions.
- The generally well.
Domains of interest include:
- System resilience.
The report also recommends consolidation of the disparate websites variously presenting information on the performance of local health systems.
The Department of Health and NHS England are offered an itemised set of example indicators on local health outcomes and health system performance, in Appendix 7: An Illustrative Indicator List.
Ham, C. Raleigh, V. Foot, C. [et al] (2015). Measuring the performance of local health systems. [Online]: King’s Fund, October 12th 2015.
This relates to:
Ham, C. Raleigh, V. Foot, C. [et al] (2015). Measuring the performance of local health systems: a review for the Department of Health. London: King’s Fund, October 12th 2015.