Outcomes measurement is a method of a person’s functioning at the beginning during and at the end of a period of treatment or therapy to ensure expected progress has been met.
Over the next year we will introduce a variety of outcomes measurement for the different therapies we use. We are currently using a national Health of the Nation OutcomeScales (known as HoNOS) measurement method.
- For each person we use the HoNOS score in clinical supervision and in care reviews to monitor a person’s progress and ensure we are achieving the aims laid out in the Care plan
- Outcomes also help us:
o Focus on specific areas of need
o Provide information to patients on their progress
o Monitor the effectiveness of therapies
o Focus training on areas of greatest need
We are working towards publishing our overall outcomes on the intranet. We will be using guidance to be published by the Department of Health which will, in the not too distant future, be used by all Trusts.
For more information on Trust outcomes please contact Mark Ridge
Head of Clinical & Operational PbR
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Operations,
Performance and IM&T 2nd Floor,
North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 1YD
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