HPHS Linked Policy
The principles of equity, participation, empowerment and sustainability are core to the HPHS. There are many policy drivers and initiatives within the NHS that address these principles and therefore delivery of the HPHS ethos.
The HPHS ethos and principles are central to the Quality Ambitions for both person-centred and effective care set out in the NHS Scotland Quality Strategy. Embedding health improvement advice and support into everyday practice will go some of the way towards achieving these ambitions.
The Improving Population Health Action Group is part of the Effective Delivery Strand of the Quality Strategy and will oversee developments in CEL 01 (2012) - Health Promoting Health Service: Action in Hospital Settings.
Efficiency and Productivity Framework (SR10)
Sustainability and equity underpin the Efficiency and Productivity Framework (SR10). SR10 is a companion to the Quality Strategy and provides a baseline for the changes required to achieve efficiency across NHS Scotland.
Equally Well: report of the Ministerial Task Force on health inequalities (Scottish Government 2008) describes the nature and extent of health and social inequality in Scotland, highlights wide-ranging policy and practice issues and offers a number of recommendations.
The Equally Well Implementation Plan sets out how the Scottish Government and community planning partnerships, will turn the recommendations of Equally Well into real outcomes in the medium and long term.
NHS Scotland will have a vitally important part to play in addressing and reducing health and social inequalities.
The Equally Well test sites: evaluation reports on the eight Equally Well Test Sites established in 2008, intended to try out new ideas to redesign and refocus public services, with the aim of tackling health inequalities.
Better Cancer Care, An Action Plan (2008)
HPHS has a role to play in supporting this agenda due to the crossover between the lifestyle factors identified in the Better Cancer Care action plan agenda and those outlined for action within the HPHS CEL 01 (2012).
Person-centered, safe, efficient, equitable and timely care are key to the delivery of improved cancer services and underpin the HPHS approach.
Better Heart Disease and Stroke Care Action Plan (2009)
Prevention activity is a key strand of the Better Heart Disease and Stroke Care Action Plan (2009) with a focus on reducing health inequalities; including training Doctors and Nurses in the delivery of brief intervention and health behaviour change.
Delivering Quality in Primary Care National Action Plan
The Delivering Quality in Primary Care National Action Plan will work towards providing continuity across Primary Care and acute settings; providing a holistic and person-centred approach to care.
Dementia Strategy (2010)
The Dementia Strategy (2010) outlines two key strands for action over the next three years; providing support following diagnosis and developing better care and through-care pathways in the hospital setting, improving efficiency and quality of care across the system.
With opportunities to embed health improvement into care pathways, aspects of this strategy compliment the HPHS approach and reflect the Quality Ambitions.
Patient Focus and Public Involvement Framework
Participation and empowerment are the central drivers of the Patient Focus and Public Involvement Framework.
Race, gender and disability equality duties
Equity is a central pillar of race, gender and disability equality duties.
Environmental Management Policy for NHS Scotland
Sustainability is a core element of the Environmental Management Policy for NHS Scotland.
Reviewed January 2012