The Rehabilitation and Assessment Directorate (RAD) is one of 9 directorates within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Acute Operating Division. In operational terms the Directorate is responsible to the Chief Operating Officer of the Division and through her/him to the NHS Board.
The RAD has strategic responsibility for whole system planning, policy development and performance management for older people’s services, disability, palliative care and stroke. This is delivered through a network of local and Board wide planning groups which both managers and clinicians attend. These groups work with colleagues in Primary and Social Care to review and develop services. The Directorate has a key role on working across the interface between primary and secondary care and on linking with Community Health (and Care) Partnerships.
The RAD directly manages a range of staff and services including over 1700 inpatient beds, has a budget of £125m and employs 4000 staff. Services include frail elderly – assessment, rehabilitation and continuing care , inpatient and community physical disability services, stroke services – acute and rehabilitation, and palliative care, inpatient and community falls prevention and the back pain service. The Directorate also manages all psychology, dietetic, speech and language therapy, orthotic, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and podiatry staff who work within adult services of the acute division. In addition it is responsible for the management of chaplaincy and spiritual care. The integrated discharge teams are managed within the RAD. This includes responsibility for bed management and the Directorate has a key role in promoting safe discharge across the organisation as well as meeting the delayed discharge targets.