For those of you who could not make it to the showcase event on 23rd January, I thought I would capture a short write up of my presentation.
What started as a relatively small event to discuss our recent work on Outcomes, ended up being a large event with fifty people at City Chambers, with key stakeholders from NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council, the Edinburgh HSCP and the Scottish Community Development Centre.
With funding from the EIJB, over the past 6 months, ECHF members have been working together to understand the contribution of their work to improving outcomes for people and communities and in addressing health inequalities. Alongside colleagues from the Edinburgh based organisation “Matter of Focus”(https://www.matter-of-focus.com/about-us/) they have developed a shared theory of change, identified relevant data and evidence and started analysing their data and information to tell the story of the contribution that each organisation makes. This work builds on
Many of you will know that we have been working with Matter of Focus over the past year to look to provide robust outcome evaluation Forum Members. We have funding available to roll this out into 2019. You can find more information out here – Matter of Focus – and by coming along to the relevant workshops which we plan to host on the following dates: 1. Tuesday 18 June – Outcomes meeting #1 (9.30-12.30) 2. Thursday 25 July – Outcomes meeting #2
While some improvements have been made to the delivery of health and social care services, Integration Authorities, councils and NHS boards need to show a stronger commitment to collaborative working to achieve the real long term benefits of an integrated system.