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1 The Single Assessment Process across the SW Peninsula

2 What is the Single Assessment Process? NSF Older People Standard 2: Person Centred Care –a single agreed approach to assessing health and social care needs –type of assessment is appropriate to needs –agencies do not duplicate assessment –effective contribution by range of professionals/agencies –resulting in a single holistic service or care plan –contributed to and agreed by all (including the person) –To be fully implemented by April 2004

3 “Don’t you people talk to each other?!”

4 National guidance “Provides a rigorous framework that will lead to convergence of assessment methods and results over time irrespective of the tools chosen for local use”

5 What is an assessment? involves the gathering of information about the health and social status of the user, analysis of that data, and the making of a professional judgement to meet the user’s need Within SAP this is carried out with the service user

6 SAP 4 types of assessment + summary Contact Overview Specialist Comprehensive Assessment Summary

7 Contact Assessment Not every contact needs one initial contact if needs recording multi-agency referral form basic personal information difficulties, risks & significant life events any staff member who is trained not necessarily professionally qualified staff may be partially completed by one person

8 Overview More detailed assessment At any stage in SAP More complete picture of an individual Incorporates core information Includes information on providers/agencies Risk triggers Identifies need for further assessment

9 Specialist Specific difficulties identified at contact/overview One or more specialist professionals Unstable,unpredictable or complex needs Specialist tools/scales/measures -each profession Eg:nursing/mental health/social care, housing, others

10 Comprehensive Contributions- different professionals / teams Co-ordinated by appropriately skilled professionals-led by consultants Evidence base for detailed care planning All domains of overview / specialist assessment Level of support / treatment -intensive & prolonged Complex packages/intermediate/res care

11 Assessment Summary An agreed single summary for the collection of information Complete whether services provided or not after each assessment 3 components:- Basic personal information - Needs and Health - Summary of care plan

12 Make the links to the SAP Managing long term conditions Falls links to MH and specialties Continuing Care/FNC Intermediate Care DD / reimbursements‘ Medicines FACS Person centred n Where H&SC teams are working together Use SAP n One assessment across all agencies n These are just a few

13 Overview of Benefits n Delayed transfers of care –Improved communication reducing delays. –SITREP reduction of 30% in year 1, 20% year 2 and 10% year 3. n Unplanned admissions –Information availability leading to improved risk management decisions –Reduction in unplanned admissions of 1% per annum. n Workforce Investment –Reduced duplication of data collection and staff time spent recording. –Real time transfer of information between agencies. –Reduction in workforce investment required to implement SAP.

14 Single Assessment Process For further information contact: Heather Eardley/Jude Anthonisz SAP Programme Managers Tel: Website address:


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