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Seven Day NHS Services: Transformational Improvement Programme

Rhuari Pike National Improvement Lead NHS Improving Quality spoke at today’s Delivering a 7 day Health Service conference on:

•    Ensuring access to clinical services 7 days a week for routine and emergency care
•    Removing barriers which prevent the NHS functioning as a seven day service
•    Ensuring equity in care for all regardless of day of admission
•    The cost and financial implications

Rhuari started his presentation by giving the background to implementing 7 day services saying that the 5 day service no longer meets patient and public expectations.  He then discussed the 3 year plan to deliver the clinical standards and how the NHS IQ is supporting implementation with the 7 Day Service Improvement Programme.  
Further information on the NHS IQ website.

In his presentation Rhuari commented;

"This is not about if a drug works this is about reviewing a process to see if it works"

"Health Watch were fantastic they will support what you're trying to do"

"we have to measure to know we are getting somewhere" 

Rhuari’s full presentation is available for download at the end of this page.

Rhuari Pike BSc (Hons) joined the NHS with Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service in 1990 after leaving the British Army. Qualified as a Paramedic in 1993 and since then has held several senior roles within the NHS, ambulance service and wider health service including:
•    Operational roles (Ambulance Paramedic/Rapid Response/Operational management).
•    Clinical Governance Lead for Nottinghamshire, then East Midlands Ambulance Service. 
•    Network Manager for the East Midlands Cardiac Network.
•    Director of the Trent Cardiac Network.
•    National Improvement Lead with NHS Improvement.

He has been a National Improvement Lead since 2008 with the Heart Improvement and then Lung Improvement Programmes. Spent 8 years working to implement the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease and work portfolio has included Long Term Conditions/Medicines management/Network Development and Lead for Emergency Oxygen.

Currently working as part of the national team delivering the Seven Days Service Improvement Programme (SDSIP) with NHS Improving Quality, working with Early Adopter health communities to start the drive for spread: engaging commissioners and providers in moving towards the provision of services that are delivered in a way that meets NHS England’s Seven Day Services clinical standards. 

Established on 1 April 2013, NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) is the driving force for improvement across the NHS in England.

Strives to maintain the ‘work-life balance’ through a passion for rugby union, coaching successful teams at 1st XV and Representative County and Regional levels.

Future events of interest:

Demonstrating Effectiveness
Tuesday 25 November 2014 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Out of Hours Care in Hospital
Tuesday 2 December 2014 
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Masterclass: Advanced Continuous Improvement (CI~Silver Level)
Wednesday 10 December 2014 — Thursday 11 December 
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

Monitoring & Improving Patient Safety
Thursday 11 December 2014 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Measuring and Monitoring Quality
Tuesday 20 January 2015 
ICO Conference Centre, London

Download: Rhuari Pike full presentation

6 October 2014


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