On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Evaluate current strategies and practices for leading healthcare quality.
2. Evaluate a leadership framework which is appropriate for quality improvement.
3. Critically discuss accreditation and standards as an external assessment of the leadership of continuous quality improvement in healthcare services.
4. Evaluate the use of healthcare and clinical governance frameworks to support the leadership of quality in healthcare organisations.
5. Demonstrate ability to effectively and concisely communicate the key concepts of leadership of quality in healthcare to meet the requirements of an academic poster.
[Please write in format of: Introduction, Background, Discussion, Conclusion, References (I have attached some references to my orderbut in addition to them you can use extra references)].
Part A: Leading a quality improvement (2,000 words +/- 10%): [Assesses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 & 4]
Identify a service or service process in your department/ organisation which provides an opportunity for quality improvement. Provide an evidence-based rationale for this improvement and outline how you would lead its implementation. As part of your answer, critically evaluate your planned leadership approach to the quality improvement.
As you know from my previous assignment in which I have suggested to develop Home Based Treatment team (HBTT) in psychiatric hospitals in Republic of Ireland(I have put it as “My Proposal for Change in the Organisation” in below just as reminding you):
For Improvement of the quality of it, my some suggestions are as below (The writer can suggest other things in addition to these suggestions or some other totally different suggestions):
– The staff can go to the patient’s house to assess patient’s risk (suicidal, etc.) and evaluate that whether patient needs admission in acute psychiatric ward of hospital or the HBTT staff can visit the patient on daily basis at home)
– The hours of working of staff from current 10 hours increase to 24 hours daily.
– HBTT are attended by other disciplines such as social worker (help re solving patient’s financial and/or accommodation issues), bereavement counsellor (as sometimes the acute symptoms of presentations by patients are due to recent bereavement)
– Liaise more with patient’s GP during course of treatment rather than informing GP after discharging from HBTT’s care.
Part B: Poster (word count N/A): [Assesses learning outcome 5]
Construct a poster(according to attached poster template) which summarises and communicates the proposed quality improvement and its leadership.
Please submit a SINGLE PowerPoint file with a SINGLE slide as your poster.
PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE IN THE ORGANISATION
Substitution of an In-Patient Setup with an Efficient Home-Based Treatment Team (HBTT)
This paper intends to propose a change in the operation model of the psychiatric hospital. The change to be implemented is designed to substitute an in-patient setup with an efficient home-based treatment team (HBTT). In my role as a middle-grade psychiatrist, I have the mandate to advocate for change and express my opinions regarding various aspects of caregiving. This proposal is drafted with the focus on enhancing healthcare for the psychiatric patients and their families, while at the same time taking into account the impact of the change to the organisation and various stakeholders (Stewart, 2011). In this light, the proposal seeks to satisfy the increased national and international calls for high-quality caregiving, reduced cost of operation, and a sustainable approach to providing health care. According to Uddin (2006), the National Service Framework for Mental Health highlights various standards that should be met by organisations working in mental care. These provisions include promoting the provision of mental health care, satisfying the needs of informal caregivers, quality healthcare services, increased access to medical services, care for persons with severe enduring mental health conditions, and reducing the suicide rates. From these considerations, the implementation of the HBTT approach will certainly drive the organisation in the right direction in meeting the expectations and requirements of mental health care provision.