Winter Health Care Standards

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 extra resources being directed to the NHS were used to help raise the level of performance measurably year-on-year.

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  • Promote equality of access and quality of services
  • Support the provision of services appropriate to individual needs, preferences and choices
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  • Respect and protect human rights
  • Further the NHS’s reputation as a model employer
  • Enable NHS organisations to contribute to economic success and community cohesion.

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Study in Excellence

November 18, 2023 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, 2023 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 Plan 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, 2023 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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