Will you join us?
The NHS is paid for by the public and by definition is the public’s service. Therefore it is only right that health and care services should meet achieve the outcomes that matter to individuals and meet the needs of the population. We all know that too often the care an individual receives doesn’t help, and is expensive and wasteful to deliver. We need a change now if care is to improve and services are to be affordable now and into the future.
The change we need
To be paid, providers must now deliver the safe, quality and well coordinated care that achieves excellent outcomes. A flip benefit also means less waste and better value for the taxpayer as providers work more effectively together to keep costs down but still meet the individual’s outcomes.
- This calls for a different kind of conversation with local people to explore what matters most to them and start planning services based on this. Harnessing the public voice about what is important gives those organisations who plan and buy care a powerful mandate to ensure that what is being asked for, is also provided for.
- To be paid, providers must now deliver the safe, quality and well coordinated care that achieves excellent outcomes. A flip benefit also means less waste and better value for the taxpayer as providers work more effectively together to keep costs down but still meet the individual’s outcomes.
- Because our soul mission is to seek better outcomes for individuals we are calling for this change to happen right now. We want the public to demand this change as well.
COBIC Change Forum
We want to hear from any organisation that represents the public voice (be that public, voluntary, private, 3rd Sector) and are interested in joining the COBIC Change Forum’, which aims to:
- Seek better ways to engage with individuals and carers out what outcomes they want, and help shape the way COBIC contracts are run and developed
- Bring challenge to the outcomes that we develop for groups, such as older people
- Give organisations and the people and carers that you represent to hold us to account
- Explore ways in which public can be involved in holding providers of care to account
What do we mean by ‘outcomes’ ?
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By outcomes we mean important things such as being alive, improved independence, sense of well-being, functioning well mentally, physically, and socially.
All the health and care activities that we receive have an impact on people — on their symptoms, ability to do what they want to do, and ultimately on whether they live or die.
‘Outcomes’ focus not on what is done for patients but what results from what is done.