WE HAVE CHANGED!
IT'S FOR YOU !
... A New Community Hospital Improvement Network
The Scottish Government commitment from the Community Hospital Strategy Refresh states -
"We will support NHS Education for Scotland to develop in consultation with Community Hospital Staff a National Improvement Network."
The Scottish Association of Community Hospitals will - from 1st September 2012 - support and influence the new Community Hospital Improvement Network.
The Aim of the Improvement Network is to facilitate:
- Learning and Education
- Sharing of good practice
- Exchange knowledge and clinical skills and;
- Provide an improvement forum
... for ALL community Hospitals in Scotland !
This is an exciting time for the Community Hospital workforce. The 'Read All About it' section opposite will help you to engage with what the new network is all about.
So get involved ................ your time has come !
We would like to take the opportunity of thanking the Community Hospital staff who participated in the Learning Needs Analysis undertaken last year. Through your work and open and honest discussions, we at the SACH were able to listen and take forward your concerns and aspirations - as well as showcase the excellent work that Community Hospitals have created for many years.
We would also like to thank everyone involved in the creation, development and progressive work that the SACH was priviledged to support you in. This next phase of development will ensure that the voice of Community Hospitals is heard and that a network to support the workforce will be in place to ensure that the roll of Community Hospitals will flourish, and that the Community Hospital Strategy Refresh will be fully implemented.
So, this is not the end. The name SACH will no longer be used - instead the Community Hospitals Improvement Network will be stronger and more integrated in support of the Health and Social Care Partnership ethos and ultimately better person centred care will be delivered. Be assured that the work of SACH will continue in its new role.
The new Improvement Network will be establishing a network website - but in this interim phase you can continue to use the present website which will provide you with a link to the new network site when it is ready.
Very soon we will be out and about in your local regions to find out what YOU want from this new network. So - please come along to these events and we will look forward to meeting you.