Utilising best practice information and latest evidence develop recommended clinical models and pathways for the identified specific speciality that will improve the quality and outcomes of patients care for the whole population of south east midlands now and for the future.
To act as the key clinical forum for the Programme on that specific speciality and provide other groups, including the Commissioners Group with advice and information as necessary.
The key tasks are to:
Consider latest evidence and best practice data and recent proposals from the three old SHAs and ensure this is utilised to develop appropriate recommendations
Take on board the South East Midlands commissioning vision and principles
Ensure broad engagement across acute, community, local authority and primary care in the work programme to gain a wide variety of perspectives and insights – particularly patients
Develop clinical models and pathways across the whole patients pathway – lower and higher acuity for that speciality
Produce a report with recommendations for the Clinical Senate to consider
There are six clinical working groups in the Healthier Together initiative.
Each group is chaired by a senior clinician from the South East Midlands area and includes patient representatives, including a member of the Patient and Public Advisory Group, and multidisciplinary clinical representatives from the hospitals in our area.
The clinical working groups are using the following questions to help structure their thinking around clinical models:
What services could best be delivered within the community, rather than on an acute hospital site?
What services are required on all hospital sites?
Which services would be better delivered on fewer than five hospital sites? (for example, due to complexity of the specialism or smaller patient numbers)
Are there any opportunities to provide services within the South East Midlands which patients currently have to go out of the area to access?