The task we face to deliver this re-designed care system is large and complex, so we have identified what we think are the key priorities for the next three years as follows:
- to work with community planning partners to ensure that action is taken over the long term to improve the health of Glaswegians and ensure implementation of our strategies reduces health inequalities;
- to co-produce new community services with older people themselves;
- to ensure the delivery of person-centred care and seek to maximise the choice and control which service users have over the care they receive. Person-centred care involves providing care that is responsive to individual preferences, needs and values and assuring that these values guide clinical decisions. Delivering improved outcomes for individuals will be at the heart of our service design, resource allocation and the shaping of new care arrangements;
- to double the proportion of resources spent on preventative and anticipatory care over the life time of this plan. This shift will see a reduction in the resources allocated to hospitals and long term care home placements;
- to support people to live at home for as long as possible, reduce the length of time people stay in hospital and develop new models of care in homely settings;
- to seek to ensure that people plan ahead for their care needs including consideration of Power of Attorney and to support them to make informed choices about their options for care;
- to ensure that our use of resources delivers high quality, cost effective and responsive services and allows us to both meet older people’s needs and manage within our available resources.
The closing date for your comments is Friday 28 June.