The diminishing intensity of care provision is required to facilitate the recovery of vulnerable people. Discharge planning and transitions plans should be formulated at the point of admission. However the core values and principles of sustainable independence are still based on the necessity of service provision rather than building capacity in families and communities to care.
The care pathway model offering a seamless integration from one model of care delivery to another is often utilised to create ever-growing business opportunity rather than achieving independence and full recovery. If we started our whole approach to care on the basis that it is families and communities where people belong, are loved and cherished. The perhaps we would focus more resource and efforts into building their resilience and abilities.
If we're simply in business to keep ourselves in business then endless pathways is what counts. However if we're in the business of recovery, autonomy, aspiration and independence then our pathways must end and the persons adventure must begin.
Delivering sustainable change is what I do best. With ten years as a clinician and six more as a senior manager in the NHS I understand the issues being faced and what needs to be done to make change happen. I know how to manage the tensions between revenue and improving quality, and am comfortable in navigating through all stakeholder concerns. In short I know what “good” looks like, and can lead teams to deliver the desired change. I believe care is important in our society and set up Zacchaeus Platforms to offer my skills and experience to the care industry to help give them a better view of what needs to be done. The focus should always be on the person being cared for.