History of Winter Health Care Standards

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The Health Care Standards Unit were the longest established health accreditation service in the UK and the rest of Europe. They did work with UK and international healthcare organisations to improve the quality of patient care through consultancy services and the development of health care standards and assessment processes. They could adapt their services to meet people’s specific needs The scope and experience of HCSU meant they could help people meet all their quality goals. {more heath news}

Links

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Medicines Control Agency This section of the MHRA site consisted of information about the work of the Medicines sector of the MHRA. Medical Devices Agency (MDA) Medicines and healthcare products Regulatory Agency. An Executive Agency of the Department of Health. Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) * works for the essentials of life – food, air, land, water, people, animals and plants. Our remit is {more heath news}

Study in Excellence

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Population movements over successive decades meant that many GP premises were in the wrong places, or in unsuitable buildings, resulting in poor access for many HCSU residents. Access to dentists, opticians, chiropodists and other primary care professionals were equally poor. The first Health Care Standards Unit established a very clear link bettheyen NHS Plan targets and development proposals (such as increasing the number of GPs). The new premises reflected this planned expansion. The same was {more heath news}

Winter Health Care Standards

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The Standards for Better Health were published, by the Department of Health, formally in July 2004 and have been developed with two principal objectives. First, they provided a common set of requirements applying across all health care organisations to ensure that health services were provided that are both safe and of an acceptable quality. Second, they provided a framework for continuous improvement in the overall quality of care people received. The framework ensured that the {more heath news}

The International Programme

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The Health Care Standards Unit did offer a unique quality improvement process designed specifically for the health service of the country in which they were working. This could be applied to both public and private hospitals/health care organisations. The accreditation programme consisted of a set of standards that covered all aspects of health care provision, together with an organisational development and assessment process leading to external peer review and an award of accreditation. Although each {more heath news}

Patient and Public Involvement

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Patients were the most important people in the health service. It didn`t always appear that way. Too many patients did feel talked at, rather than listened to. This had to change. NHS care had to be shaped around the convenience and concerns of patients. To bring this about, patients must had more say in their own treatment and more influence over the way the NHS worked.’ The NHS Plan Mindful of the Government’s drive for {more heath news}

Our Purpose

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Enable investment in the local health economy, principally local primary health care facilities and services, to contribute to NHS Plan targets; Support the stakeholders in the local health economy in identifying, and reaching agreement with, a private sector partner; and Invest, alongside local stakeholders, in the locality, established with the private sector partner to deliver the facilities and services

The Government’s Drive

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NHS care has to be shaped around the convenience and concerns of patients. To bring this about, patients must have more say in their own treatment and more influence over the way the NHS works.’ The NHS PlanĀ  Mindful of the Government’s drive for a responsive and reactive health service, and following requests from clients, HCSU has designed a workshop programme to help professional staff groups develop a strategy and plan for effective patient and {more heath news}

Training Activities

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Training Activities HCSU did become increasingly involved in training for peer review and inspection processes. This had built on HCSU in house training and selection expertise developed over the past twelve years. With some adaptation and development this had been successfully transferred to the training of peer revieweyrs and inspection regimes for schemes outside HCSU. Initially HCSU was approached by the National Cancer Action Team to guide them on the training requirements for the assessment {more heath news}

Consultancy for Nationwide Health Standards

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Working with and learning from healthcare organisations for over 15 years, meant HCSU had the unique knowledge and skills to help organisations implement their quality improvement programmes and meet statutory requirements Many of the UK government healthcare quality initiatives such as controls assurance and Healthcare Commission reviews were based on the standards and methodology pioneered by HCSU. They offered a range of custom-built services to healthcare organisations, other public sector bodies and voluntary organisations, including: {more heath news}

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