Consultancy for Nationwide Health Standards

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:

  • Internal audit
  • Peer review and internal audit training
  • Diagnostic reviews and evaluations
  • Clinical governance reviews
  • C ommunications audit
  • Planning for patient and public involvement (click here for further details)
  • Help in implementing The Healthcare Commission’s recommendations and actionplans
  • Standards development
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Implementation of document control systems
  • Process mapping
  • Development of accreditation systems
  • Project manager training and facilitation
  • Networking with other organisations
  • Past clients included:

British Association of Day Surgery
Cornwall Healthcare Trust (accreditation scheme for nursing and residential care homes
Department of Health – National Care Standards Commission (editorial advisors on the regulations and national minimum standards for independent healthcare)
Harley Street Clinic (internal communications
Independent Healthcare Association working group on cosmetic surgery (standards development)
NatPaCT (editorial consultants in major revision of competency framework for PCTs
National Cancer Action Team
Prison Health Policy Unit (facilitating the review of standards for health services for prisoners)
Royal College of Speech and Language therapists (assistance in implementing service accreditation)

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Study in Excellence

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

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}

The Government’s Drive

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

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}

Consultancy for Nationwide Health Standards

November 18, 2016 survivingwinter 0

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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