Friday 1st July 2016
Mac Voice, the magazine for Mac Voice professionals: Summer 2016
Below are details of policy, strategy and frameworks covering Health and Wellbeing Events across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This document details advice for commissioners and providers about the types of services that need to be available for cancer survivors. It starts to develop an evidence base as a basis for action and looks at what support cancer patients need, and how that support can be provided in the most cost effective way.
The CCG OIS is a key part of the NHS Commissioning Board's approach to quality improvement. Its main aim is to support and enable Clinical Commissioning Groups and health and wellbeing partners to plan for health improvement by providing information for measuring and benchmarking the outcomes of commissioned services. It is also intended to provide clear, comparative information for patients and the public about the quality of health services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups and the associated health outcomes.
This strategy puts patients at the heart of cancer services, notably by aiming to reduce the proportion of people who report unmet physical or psychological support needs following cancer treatment. Chapter 5 (Improving outcomes for cancer patients: quality of life and patient experience) acknowledges that patients’ needs include psychological support, financial advice, support to self-manage, and information about treatment and care options.
The framework sets standards that span the whole patient pathway from prevention through to survivorship. It was developed by the Northern Ireland Cancer Network on behalf of the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
This 2011 review set out plans for the transformation of health and social care in Northern Ireland over the subsequent five years.
This plan sets out the Government expectations of NHS Wales in tackling cancer up to 2016. Local health boards are expected to assign a named key worker to assess and record the clinical and non-clinical needs of everyone diagnosed with cancer in a care plan. This includes regular assessment of the consequences of treatment, and other needs. These needs may include access to financial, emotional and spiritual advice and support, to ensure a holistic, person-centred approach.
This strategy underpins the development of the NHS in Scotland and its aim is to deliver the highest quality healthcare services to people in the country.
This programme is being delivered by the Scottish Government in partnership with Macmillan. It’s a new work stream of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce.
English Cancer Strategy
The Recovery Package has been mentioned in the NHS five year forward view which states that ‘we will also work in partnership with patient organisations to promote the provision of the Cancer Recovery Package, to ensure care is co-ordinated between primary and acute care, so that patients are assessed and care planned appropriately.’
It was also referenced in the 2015 Cancer Strategy written by the Independent Cancer Taskforce. One of the strategic priorities was the transformation in support for people living with and beyond cancer, so that by 2020 every person with cancer should have access to the Recovery Package and follow up care that responds to their needs.
Continue reading this issue of Sharing Good Practice
Introduction to Health and Wellbeing Events
Evaluating Health and Wellbeing Events
The evidence base for Health and Wellbeing Events
Case Studies: Health and Wellbeing Events
The Recovery Package resources