Keep engaged - in partnership with the sector
Several peak organisations have already offered to promote Health Care Homes by delivering updates and key messages through their own networks. We will continue to keep you up to date when new communication tools and resources become available to share.
To support the introduction of Health Care Homes during stage one, a formal advisory structure has also been established. This comprises an Implementation Advisory Group and four technical working groups.
The inaugural meeting of the Implementation Advisory Group
was held in July. The proposed implementation was discussed, including:
- Refining the Vision - what success will look like for the patient, the practice, the providers and the health system
- Considering practice transformation - the support practices and providers will need to facilitate a journey of organisational change
- Ensuring sustainability - maintaining a view towards national roll out.
The Guidelines, Education and Training Working Group also met for the first time in July 2016. The group provided advice on the design of resources and
mechanisms to support participating practices on their journey to becoming Health Care Homes.
In August, working groups also came together to discuss data and evaluation requirements and the best way to identify patients for a Health Care Home.
The data and evaluation working group met and provided expert advice on design of the evaluation. A working group also convened to discuss how to identify people who will benefit most from a Health Care Home model of care. The working group settled on a staged process. Stage one will be done at the practice level and stage two will take place during consultation with the patient.
Up next - Stakeholder web
A calendar of events and interactive web forums is taking shape. This will give everyone the opportunity to keep informed, ask questions and provide feedback on work currently underway on health care homes design. Details will be coming to you via the website and in the October issue of this newsletter.