some considerable time, NHS Western Isles has been working to
explore how we can modernise healthcare services to ensure they
meet the current and future needs of the local population.
the Strategy itself is not yet complete, there is much progress
to report-including a number of early deliverables and the preparation
of a draft strategy document that outlines the reasons why it
is essential that we change the way we provide services and determine
the strategic direction for service provision, with regard to
shifting the balance of care.
are now currently undergoing a further period of clinical engagement
and the next stage will be an option appraisal event, where members
of the public and NHS staff will be invited to rate each option,
using agreed criteria.
you have any queries or would like more information about the
Clinical Strategy Project you can contact the Clinical
Strategy Project Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01851 702997 (Ext: 3160).
A diverse group
made up of different NHS staff groups, a Comhairle nan Eilean
Siar representative, and a public representative was set up to
lead the Clinical Strategy work. This group known as the Clinical
Programmes Board, identified a number of projects that could be
driven forward in advance of the overall strategy. Some of these
'early deliverables' have already achieved success (examples below)