Commissioning for Value packs for CCGs

NHS Rightcare has published the last four in its set of Commissioning for Value packs for CCGs to help them identify the best opportunities for improving value for their populations.

ccgright
Image source: http://www.england.nhs.uk

The focus packs are on Cancer and Tumours; Mental Health and Dementia; Maternity and Early Years; and Musculoskeletal, Trauma and Injuries.  The information contained in each pack is designed to support local discussions and inform a more in-depth analysis around common conditions and pathways.

NHS Rotherham CCG focus packs available here

Dementia post diagnostic support planning

London Clinical Networks. Published online: 10 May 2106

dementia toolkit2
Image source: London Clinical Networks

Guidance for commissioners and providers to meet the NICE Quality Standard on Dementia (QS1), which states that people with dementia should have an assessment and an ongoing personalised care plan, agreed across health and social care.

This is a guide for »

  • Commissioners
  • Service providers, including health, social care, voluntary and charitable organisations

This guide will be of interest to »

  • People living with dementia
  • Their families and friends
  • Practitioners in dementia care

The purpose of this guidance is to »

  • Describe the key elements of person-centred support planning
  • Describe how to write a new support plan
dementia toolkit
Image source: London Clinical Networks

A support plan should capture what is important to the person living with dementia.

Once a support plan is put in place it needs to be reviewed regularly, to reflect changes in needs, wishes and circumstances.

The professional who helps putting the support plan together should assume the person with dementia has capacity and use clinical judgement, using the Mental Capacity Act when needed.

Find the full toolkit here
.