Health Service’s Change Guide

The HSE have launched the website supporting their Health Services Change Guide. There are a number of documents on facilitating change and the way in which the HSE expects staff, managers and leaders to behave in relation to change. There are also templates, some of which may be useful to those of you leading teams or developing strategies.

The Health Services Change Guide is a step by step guide that will help you to lead and bring about change. This Change Guide works as part of the HSE  Human Resource and other service, quality improvement and culture change programmes. In line with Health Services People Strategy 2015 -2018 all of these programmes aim to move closer to the goal of delivering person centred care and public value. Click HERE

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HIQA – Raising Awareness of Adult Safeguarding

A background document to inform the development of the national standards for adult safeguarding was published on the day of the seminar. This comprehensive document summarises international, national and academic evidence for adult safeguarding.

Short video created by HIQA and the Mental Health Commission was also launched at the seminar. The video promotes awareness about what safeguarding is and how it is connected to people’s rights, health and wellbeing.

 

Introducing Peoples Needs Defining Change – Health Services Change Guide, 2018

The Health Services Change Guide is a helpful and practical resource to support all of us working across the health and social care system to achieve safer, better healthcare, and staff and public value.

The guide incorporates:

  • Health Services Change Framework
  • Step-by-step guidance and templates to implement the Change Framework that can be adapted and used by local teams and services.
  • Additional Resources – signposting you to where you can get additional help.
  • It is supported by a Literature Review completed by the Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin: Understanding Change in Complex Health Systems – a review of the literature on change management in health and social care 2007–2017.
  • The Health Services Change Guide complements and supports the work of the Health Services People Strategy – together these two offerings to the system set out our ambition to be leaders in people services working in partnership with service managers to increase relevance and impact particularly for service users, families, communities and staff.

For more information on the Health Services Change Guide, 2018, the Health Services Change Guide Information Leaflet is available from Information and Updates, or please visit the information tabs on the Change Hub Welcome Page The Change Guide and associated resources will be available on the Change Hub in June 2018 and also from www.hse.ie/changeguide.

 

HTA Economic Evaluation Guidelines

The HIQA Health Technology Assessment Team has published Guidelines for the Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies in Ireland and Guidelines for the Budget Impact Analysis of Health Technologies in Ireland.

The updated guidelines:

  • will assist decision-makers in evaluating the cost-effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies
  • aim to promote the use of a solid evidence-base to guide investment decisions in the Irish healthcare system
  • will also help to ensure that healthcare interventions used in Ireland are clinically effective for patients, are affordable, and are good value for money.

Change Hub

The Health Excellence Awards 2017 finalist videos are now available in the Case Study Repository.  Written Project Synopsis of a further 85 improvement initiatives have also been added to the Health Excellence Awards 2017 Category. The featured Videos include:

Acute Diabetic Foot Pathway, St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Bronntanas Project, HSE, Tusla and Mayo County Council

Food First Project, St. Mary’s Hospital Phoenix Park

Frail Intervention Therapy Team, Beaumont Hospital

Influenza Vaccination Campaign at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

Innovative Support Coordination for Older Persons, HSE Social Care Division & Alone

Nurse Led PICC Line Insertion, University Hospital, Waterford

Purchasing for Safety, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown

 

To access the videos and project synopses, visit the Case Study repository and select the Health Excellence Awards 2017 Category from the drop down Category menu.

National Summary of Patient Activity Data for Adult Specialist Palliative Care Services in The Republic of Ireland, 2012-2015

This report presents collated data from the Specialist Palliative Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) from the years 2012-2015 and reflects a picture of the activity within the specialist palliative care services in community, day-care and inpatient units.  Every service contributes to the Minimum Data Set and there is almost 100% compliance with regard to metric data submission.

The work on the report was carried out in partnership with the HSE and a project steering group with support from the Irish Hospice Foundation. Full text is available  HERE OR on the Irish Hospice Foundation website http://hospicefoundation.ie/?page_id=28820&preview=true