Measuring Progress

It is important to make sure the work undertaken in response to the strategy makes a difference and has an impact on the local priorities. The outcomes of importance to Devon have been selected and will be used to track measurable improvements in health and wellbeing and inform commissioning for health and social care and wider local authority services.  Figure 6 outlines the commissioning cycle which demonstrates that the work is ongoing and as improvements are made and evidence of better ways of working become available the priorities will change.

Figure 6: The Commissioning Cycle for Health and Wellbeing in Devon. (Based on Local Government Association and Department of Health Guidance 2012)

Figure 6 The Commissoning Cycle for Devon Health and Wellbeing
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Work will be undertaken to cross-reference the priorities with the relevant three outcomes frameworks for the NHS, Adult Social Care and Public Health (see Table 1). In 2013/14 there will be a focus on some specific areas but monitoring will continue across all of the priorities

Table 1: Domains within NHS, Adult Social Care and Public Health Outcomes Framework

NHS Outcomes 2012/13Adult Social Care Outcomes 2011-12Public Health Outcomes 2013-2016
Preventing people from dying early

Enhancing quality of life for people with long term conditions

Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury

Ensuring people have a positive experience of care

Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs

Delaying and reducing the need for care and support

Ensuring people have a positive experience of care and support

Safeguarding people whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting from avoidable harm

Improving the wider determinants of health

Health improvement

Health protection

Healthcare public health and preventing premature mortality