local delivery plan


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local delivery plan

A generic term for the annual performance contract between central government in the UK and local NHS Boards, which delineates the services to be provided over 12 months.

Example
The Grampian Trust of NHS Scotland had a 2011/2 local delivery plan which includes 17 “HEAT” targets—Health improvement, Efficiency, Access, Treatment.

HEAT targets
Health Improvement themes
• Take action to address Scotland’s major public health challenges, with an increased emphasis on disadvantaged groups and ensuring children get the best start in life. Work to embed health improvement services as part of the “health offer”.

Efficiency themes
• Support NHS Scotland to maintain financial balance and to maximise efficiency savings to reinvest in frontline services, by eradicating waste and modernising healthcare services to improve the quality of care. Continuing to lead the public sector on its action to tackle climate change through carbon emissions and energy consumption targets.

Access themes
• Introduce new maximum waiting time access targets for alcohol misuse and psychological therapies, which will help tackle some of Scotland’s biggest economic and social problems. Delivery of the 18 weeks Referral to Treatment target, improving quality of care through removing the uncertainty and worry for patients caused by unnecessary waits for diagnoses and treatment.

Treatment
• Improve patient safety through further reductions in healthcare associated infections (including MRSA and Clostridium difficile). Improve access to stroke unit care and reducing the risk of disability as well as death.
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Now that all the information has been gathered, and options considered, we will prepare and publish a local delivery plan, for the future of learning in the Tees Valley by March 31, 2005.
The Public and Patient Involvement Forum will run from 10am to 12noon and discuss the Local Delivery Plan.
South Sefton Primary Care trust, which provides localNHS services in the area, was launching its local delivery plan.
Mike Bailey, the trust's director of finance and contracting, made the disclosure at an extraordinary board meeting of the PCT to discuss its local delivery plan for 2007/08 and its financial recovery plan.
A spokeswoman for Gateshead Primary Care Trust said: "As part of our local delivery plan for 2005-8 we envisage moving towards a smoke-free Gateshead by 2008.
Discussion will centre on the local delivery plan and members of the public are welcome to attend.
As a PCT we are preparing a commissioning policy to incorporate NICE guidance and reconcile it with our existing and future priorities as determined by our local delivery plan.
A spokesman said: "We clearly welcome any additional operational capital investment, the expenditure of which we will need to look at very closely to ensure it is linked to the health priorities in our Local Delivery Plan for 2007 to 2008.
The targets, which have been approved by the Birmingham and Black Country Strategic Health Authority, are included in a new local delivery plan unveiled by the North Birmingham PCT.
In the coming months the PCT is to face significant challenges as it works to implement its local delivery plan, which sets out its aims for delivering healthcare to the people of Coventry and ensures long-term financial stability.
Sweeping changes that could affect everyone in the city have been set out in a Primary Care Trust document called the Local Delivery Plan.
Alice Casey, operations director at the UHC&W NHS Trust, said: "The trust would like to provide a neonatal cystic fibrosis screening service and has already asked the primary care trust to consider providing the necessary funding within its local delivery plan for 2006-2009.

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