Other Service Improvement

Prospectus for children’s health services delivered in community settings (2012)

This prospectus is a framework for paediatricians to use when engaging with commissioners and managers to describe and develop their services e.g. in drawing up service specifications or service level agreements. The services that are commonly provided by Community child health services are outlined in individual chapters. It is hoped that this document will help to provide a common understanding for clinicians, managers and commissioners, of the population needs and the service components required.

The ‘Prospectus calculator’
This is a spreadsheet calculator associated with the ‘Prospectus’. It is a reckoner that calculates expected service demands from some of the commoner clinical conditions. This could be helpful to assess if individual services have the adequate resource to meet the expected demands.


Other useful Service Improvement documents/exemplars

Title & Link Description Organistion Date published/

Teams without Walls

is an integrated model of care, where professionals from primary and secondary care work together in teams, across traditional health boundaries, to manage patients using care pathways designed by local clinicians. RCP/RCGP/
Standards for Outpatients These standards aim to give an example of standards for outpatient clinics, which can be adapted to suit individual area needs. BACCH 2009
Service Specification for Community Paediatrics This document has been provided by Derby City PCT for information. Derby PCT 2009
Safeguarding Children's Services - Quality & Outcomes Framework Drs Liz Adamson and Fawzia Rahman from Derby City PCT have provided this QOUF for information. Derby PCT 2009



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