Identify service improvement opportunities within Urgent Care and Medicines Management

Data collection, for the 2016 Urgent Care and Medicines Optimisation benchmarking projects, is now open.

The Urgent Care and Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation (Commissioner) projects are open to all commissioners in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. To register, and begin inputting your data, please login to the members' area. Data collection, for both projects, will run until 15th July 2016. 

The Urgent Care project includes; a whole systems analysis of urgent care covering finance and activity for all key system components, commissioning arrangements, hours of availability, NHS 111 and quality and outcomes. Participation will enable you to access tangible and measurable evidence based comparisons to support contract discussions and help identify key priorities for investment and service redesign.

The Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation (commissioner) project focuses on practices, protocols, tools, local management arrangements, resourcing, medicines optimisation and effectiveness. This project links with a project on the same topic for providers. Participation will provide invaluable information for commissioners wishing to plan and implement changes to drive improvement in outcomes and deliver value for money.

The projects outputs will include online benchmarking toolkits containing hundreds of benchmarked metrics, a high level national report outlining key messages and findings, and free attendance at our Urgent Care event on 13th October 2016 and Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation event on 19th October 2016.

In addition the new project on Planned Care will open for data collection in September 2016.

For any further information, or to request access, please contact Lucy Trubacik.

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