Identify service improvement opportunities within Acute Therapies

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Data collection for the 2019 Acute Therapies benchmarking project is now open

The Network’s Acute Therapies benchmarking project explores the potential of four AHP services, and the impact that using the AHP workforce effectively and efficiently can have on the health system. The project will provide members with comparative data to evidence a range of performance metrics to monitor compliance with the national AHP strategy ‘AHPs into Action’ and the targets set within the NHS Long Term Plan.

The project covers four AHP services: Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech and Language therapy and Dietetics, all in acute settings, where timely assessment and treatment is key to maintaining patient flows and reducing length of stay. Benchmarked comparisons will cover service models, access, activity, finance, workforce, quality and outcomes. Good practice is identified in the project and members are encouraged to share good practice throughout the project.

The projects outputs will include an interactive toolkit consolidating all the metrics collected, a high level national report outlining key messages and findings, a bespoke report for participants and free attendance at our national Acute Therapies conference in October 2019.

Data collection opens on 13th May 2019 and will close 12th July 2019, validation will commence shortly after with reporting due from October.

Project registration and data collection can be accessed through the members' area.

This project runs on a biennial cycle and last ran in 2017/18, you can read highlights from the 2017/18 project here.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the project please contact Alex Ng or call 0161 266 1940.

We look forward to your involvement in this year’s project.