Introducing a New Electronic stick-on Sensors for recording acute patient’s vital signs in a local NHS Hospital.

Summative Assignment Guidelines Guidance: Assessment – 2750 word change idea in a report format. Font Arial 12, 20 – 30 Harvard reference style. Level 6 Marking Grid. Easier to cross reference and identify sections. Written in the third person e.g Not including personal pronouns Marked at level 6 The change idea should: identify a problem/challenge in NHS(National Health Service) that could be addressed and developed to enhance the service user experience with specific reference to change management, leadership and quality improvement models. Critically analyse how the change could be implemented with specific reference to change management, leadership and quality improvement models. Examples of change idea: (a) Embracing Electronic Prescribing and Administration of Medications Technology to limiting drug blunders/Errors in a local NHS Hospital. (b) Introducing a New Electronic stick-on Sensors for recording acute patient’s vital signs in a local NHS Hospital. (c) Re-planning a ward to incorporate a common eating zone. (This would encourage social eating, encourage mobility, and encourage routine.) Assignment Guidance: Please ensure you consider the following: It is important to remember that changes in one area can have an impact or affect demand and delivery in another area or service. This interdependency can create risks if not properly considered, but also brings with it the possibility of services working together to better meet the needs of the populations they serve and achieve improvements and efficiencies. You are actively encouraged to consider service users as a member of the Interprofessional team. Keep your change proposal relevant to your area of practice. You will need to read a variety of reports and/or policy and/or local health reports and projects to ascertain why change is currently needed within this aspect of health and social care. For examples, look at the Fab Academy https://fabnhsstuff.net/ for a wide range of change ideas and projects. Its important to consider how you would go about implementing the change with reference to appropriate change management, leadership and quality improvement theories /models. Your report should be a means of informing and persuading people as well as initiating change. It should be written in the third person and not include personal pronouns such as I or we. It should be written in headed sections. Please refer to the Level 6 marking grid to ensure that you are meeting the academic requirement for this level of study. Suggested Format Introduction An overview of the change being proposed.(what you are seeking to achieve) Justification for proposed change which you have identified from practice. Briefly identify the change model/s you will be using Background Provide background information and explain why the change is needed at local level and any evidence to underpin this. This could include local/national policy, patient feedback, audits etc. Implementing the change (this will be the main body of your proposal and can be sub-sectioned into a logical order that will complement the change project) Remember that you will need to: Critically analyse and explain your chosen change management model/framework Discuss the tools you would use to support your chosen change management proposal e.g. PDSA, 5 whys and fishbone Justify and explain your leadership approach in relation to the relevant theory Discuss and define the impact on other people using the concept of coproduction and also remembering that changing one part of the system will have a potential impact on another part of the healthcare system. Discuss how change will be evaluated, for example what measures will be used Discuss and evaluate how the change proposal will enhance quality of care for service users Suggest ways of rolling out and communicating the proposed change Conclusion Summarise why the change is important, highlight the challenges and what benefits you expect to see and the importance of leadership in successfully delivering your change proposal.
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