QIPPQuality, Innovation, Productivity, Prevention (National Health Service; UK)
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The QIPP programme involves all NHS staff, clinicians, patients and the voluntary sector to lead and support change across a number of specific areas that account for high NHS budget spend, such as long term conditions, emergency care, end of life care, medicine use and back office efficiencies.
Just a third knew about QIPP (32% compared with 46% average), and they were amongst the least likely to think that it would have any positive impact on either patient care (47% compared with 61% average) or NHS efficiencies (48% compared with 54% average).
Bev Walker, assistant director of nursing and patient safety; Judith Connor, lead nurse for patient safety and practice development; and David Charlesworth, senior practice development nurse, were presented with the Safety Express award for sharing best practice in the field of patient safety at the QIPP Safe Care Awards in London.
There are significant efficiency savings that tick all the boxes of QIPP, for example a Trust sending 500,000 documents per year can remove printing, paper and postage costs which could be up to [pounds sterling]1 per document, totalling half a million pounds.
Trusts have signed up to the QIPP programme (Quest for Quality and Improved Performance) to find savings forced by the recession.
The QIPP will increase the capacity and capability of Indigenous businesses to successfully tender for State Government contracts and develop a diverse, sustainable Indigenous business sector.
Following the conference the prestigious QIPP Challenge Award was presented to the Trust that showed powerful work plans within their organization within the following categories:
Scope of Services: Providers will be expected to demonstrate: How they will partner with CCGs in an environment of transforming health and social care provision in accordance with the Five Year Forward View and the commissioners 5 year strategies How they will support CCGs cost improvements as part of the QIPP programmes of each CCG, including proposals for risk sharing continuing health care spend growth.
The Department is particularly keen to explore novel strategies to support clinical activity in the delivery of the QIPP agenda.
As part of the Sustainability QIPP agenda within the region, Aintree University Hospital NHS FT are leading a tender process to create a call off framework for all NHS organisations within the region to purchase taxi services for the needs of staff, patients and/or visitors to Trusts.
A recent study accross a number of Liverpool based NHS Trusts in response to the QIPP sustainability agenda has highlighted an opportunity to create a contract accross Cheshire and Merseyside for Courier Services, looking at type of goods transported versus mode of transport used to ensure we aid efficiencies.
This unique approach to risk stratification offers a solution that covers all areas of the QIPP long-term conditions work stream, incorporating key areas such as statistical modelling, threshold modelling, block referrals, clinical review, service evaluation and care planning.