On the Department of Health Website there is a description of QIPP projects – short for Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention. The description reads as follows:-
‘QIPP is working at a national, regional and local level to support clinical teams and NHS organisations to improve the quality of care they deliver while making efficiency savings that can be reinvested in the service to deliver year on year quality improvements‘
The website contains a number of useful resources relating to QIPP. Amongst these resources are the QIPP case study films found here. One of these films is about the discharge process for older adult patients in NHS Calderdale. This can be downloaded as a film, audio file or a PDF transcript. The audio file is fairly short at 5 minutes. There are lots of soundbites from staff and carers about how the process works. The community matron describes the process which from the description focuses on identifying basic information about length of stay in conjunction with the local IT department and moves through to involving the patient in the process, setting goals for discharge times, establishing pathways and responding to more complex cases. It would have been interesting to hear more details about the processes here. However there are quite a few films here and they can provide useful ideas for service development.
Index: An index of the site can be found here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail email@example.com. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.