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Introduction to the SAAT presentation [1.3Mb]

  1. 1. <ul><li>Self-Assessment Audit Tool </li></ul><ul><li>(SAAT) </li></ul>The National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services in Wales
  2. 2. NSF for Children - developed as a partnership between: <ul><li>Social care </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Close links to education, housing, leisure, transport, voluntary sector and other stakeholders (including children, young people and their families) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Children’s NSF - 7 modules: <ul><li>Acute and chronic illness or injury </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Dr Huw Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>Improving health & well being of all children & young people </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Prof. Laurence Moore </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled children & young people </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Joe Howsam </li></ul><ul><li>Children & young people in special circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Jane Stacey </li></ul><ul><li>Mental health & psychological well being </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Alison Cowell </li></ul><ul><li>Maternity </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Cathy Dowling </li></ul><ul><li>Medicines </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Rowena McArtney </li></ul>
  4. 4. Measuring Success <ul><li>The Children’s NSF will only be as good as our ability to implement it </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge is to develop a methodology to measure success compatible with performance measurement frameworks already developed and to assist local areas with service & financial planning </li></ul>
  5. 5. SAAT Development: <ul><li>Web-based tool aligned to both NHS and local government performance measurement systems </li></ul><ul><li>National Public Health Service commissioned to develop tool </li></ul><ul><li>Health Solutions Wales commissioned to develop the software </li></ul>
  6. 6. Performance Measurement System for the Children’s NSF NSF Key Actions (Evidence-based) Measure & benchmark using SAAT Prioritise key actions for delivery Service & financial planning Statutory PIs Shared outcome measures Review NSF key actions
  7. 7. Objectives of the SAAT: <ul><li>To provide meaningful data to inform local service planning and commissioning / joint commissioning where appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>To measure progress and demonstrate action to implement the Children’s NSF. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide data to NHS to feed balanced scorecard and monitor achievement of SaFF targets. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Objectives of the SAAT: <ul><li>To facilitate prioritisation of key actions for delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide Assembly Government with data to inform financial resource planning and workforce planning. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide national data to monitor Assembly’s commitment to deliver NSF in 10 years and to report progress. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pilot of SAAT 29 March – 17 June 2005 <ul><li>6 C&YPFP areas participated: </li></ul><ul><li>Caerphilly </li></ul><ul><li>Swansea </li></ul><ul><li>Wrexham </li></ul><ul><li>Torfaen </li></ul><ul><li>Flintshire </li></ul><ul><li>Carmarthenshire </li></ul>
  10. 10. Findings From Pilot: <ul><li>Software is user-friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting the information to enter into the SAAT is the most difficult part of using the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies gaps in service delivery to feed into existing planning mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances understanding of the roles of other organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Improves partnership working </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies opportunities for joint commissioning </li></ul>
  11. 11. Data Flow Diagram Welsh Assembly Government C&YP Framework Partnerships Local Organisations Annual NHS Targets (SaFF) HCW & LHBs ALL NHS NHS WAST
  12. 12. Strengths of the SAAT: <ul><li>The same tool to be used across all Wales and all organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Provides comprehensive information on the state of children’s service delivery in Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by those who will be required to use it </li></ul><ul><li>Tool for partnership working </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C&YPFPs will be forced into taking an holistic perspective of children’s services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifies joint commissioning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Shares best practice </li></ul><ul><li>No need for milestones </li></ul>
  13. 13. Barriers to overcome: <ul><li>Awareness raising and ownership at the highest level </li></ul><ul><li>Framework Partnerships need to be strengthened </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering honesty in completion </li></ul><ul><li>Training and support for effective use of data </li></ul><ul><li>Should not become a ‘paper exercise’ </li></ul><ul><li>Visionary leaders needed - skilled in change management </li></ul>