The organisation plans and delivers high value services to meet the needs of their local population.
High value is defined as delivering a positive balance of benefits versus costs, taking into account clinical and cost effectiveness, quality, safety, appropriateness and minimising waste.
|Data and evaluation||The organisation systematically collects, analyses and uses data on needs, activity, outcomes and resource use, shares information with partner organisations, and draws on information provided by others.||
|Effectiveness and appropriateness||The organisation’s clinical strategies and activities are based on the best available evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness, including relevant recommendations from NICE.||
|Quality and improvement (QI)||The organisation has a culture of continuous quality improvement.||
|Safety||The organisation can demonstrate that its services are as safe as possible and that safety concerns are responded to.||
|Population health and collaboration||The organisation operates as a provider of population healthcare, working with commissioners and other partners within an integrated care system to ensure that services respond to the needs of the population it serves.||
|Involving service users and staff||Service users and their carers and staff are involved in service planning and redesign.||
|Specialist expertise in population healthcare||The organisation has an identified source of specialist expertise and advice on population healthcare.||
A multi-pronged approach helps many more patients with severe mental illness take up bowel cancer screening
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust identified that patients it looked after with severe mental illness took up national screening offers at lower rates than the general population, with half the national average uptake rate for bowel cancer screening, and similarly poor uptake rates for other programmes. Following detailed work on data (so the trust could identify which of the patients had not taken up screening), an intensive staff training programme, work to make bowel screening kits available, and substantial work with patients, the trust estimated that there had been a 50% improvement in bowel cancer screening rates in that patient group over the two year period of the project.