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This is what partnering with consumers looks like
This is what partnering with consumers looks like

The East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) has dived deeply into partnering with consumers for service improvement. ELFT provides mental health and community services to a diverse population in over 100 community and inpatient sites.  

Aged care
Clinical governance
Consumer partnerships
Healthcare
Improvement
Mental health
Aged Care reform roadmap
Aged Care reform roadmap

This aged care reform roadmap provides an indicative timeline for key reform elements.

Aged care
Compliance
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission continuous improvement guidance
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission continuous improvement guidance

Providers must have a written plan for continuous improvement that explains how the provider will meet its obligations in relation to the service and the standards.

Aged care
Compliance
Quality improvement
Four Clinical Governance Rabbit Holes To Avoid
Four Clinical Governance Rabbit Holes To Avoid

Download the Four Clinical Governance Rabbit Holes to Avoid paper for free.

Aged care
Clinical governance
Newsletter
Public
Is there a ‘surplus of safety’ in aged care?
Is there a ‘surplus of safety’ in aged care?

In response to quality challenges highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Institute for Quality Improvement (IHI) has looked at how to increase the adoption of effective quality improvement (QI) practices in nursing homes in the United States. Despite the differences in regulatory requirements between countries, the findings are relevant for all involved with aged care: providers, managers, staff, policymakers and advisers.

Aged care
Clinical governance
Compliance
Leadership
Applying technology can both help and hinder patient safety
Applying technology can both help and hinder patient safety

Technological advances have opened new possibilities for improving patient safety. Using technology to digitize healthcare processes has the potential to increase standardisation and efficiency of clinical workflows, and to reduce errors and cost across all healthcare settings. However, if technological approaches are designed or implemented poorly, the burden on care providers can increase.

Aged care
Clinical governance
Healthcare
Newsletter
Public
Risk management
Do external quality ratings improve care and services?
Do external quality ratings improve care and services?

With the publication of STAR ratings, Australian aged care enters a new era of quality measurement and public reporting. What can we learn from other countries using similar systems about the potential for published ratings to effect improvement?

Aged care
Data
Quality improvement
Reporting
Department of Health and Aged Care Standard Operating Procedure Template
Department of Health and Aged Care Standard Operating Procedure Template

Standard operating procedures (SOP) provide an ability to define the steps and processes required to undertake a given activity. This can be critical in setting team expectations and to identify the requirements - such as training or coaching – needed to complete the SOP.

Aged care
Healthcare
The benefits of measuring quality of life in community aged care
The benefits of measuring quality of life in community aged care

Older adults report Quality of Life (QoL) as a central goal for aged care, with 93% of Australians agreeing that it should be mandatory for providers to publicly report on QoL measures. Quality of life is also considered by older Australians as a valuable indicator for comparing aged care services. But it’s still not routinely measured and reported in clinical governance datasets.

Aged care
Quality
Reporting
What’s your role in the Code of Conduct for Aged Care?
What’s your role in the Code of Conduct for Aged Care?

The Code of Conduct for Aged Care describes the behaviour expected of aged care providers, their governing persons (e.g. board members and Chief Executive Officers) and aged care workers. The Code gives the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) the power to deal with behaviour that is not consistent with the Code.

Aged care
Compliance
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