Work Streams > Intelligence in Progress
The aim of this programme is to develop a user-
friendly, web-based picture of progress locally, incorporating service
mapping, self assessment, financial mapping and ultimately outcomes
measurements. It will include the work on new tools being led by
the Mental Health branch at the Department of Health.
We hope the Intelligence Programme will deliver
a number of benefits:
- Local Implementation Teams (LITs) will be able
to compare their services with others in England
- an academic resource for researchers and other
- a reliable source of information for reporting
on progress in policy delivery to Ministers
- to assist Strategic Health Authorities in their
role in performance management and the Commission for Health Improvement
(CHI and its successor body), which inspects mental health services
- for the general public, service users and their
families to gain a meaningful description and picture of the quality
of services in their local area.
As well as providing a central point of access to
information and intelligence, the work will help drive up data quality,
giving people leading change a valuable tool to implement change.
Connecting and developing information and intelligence
will be a gradual process. Initially, we will bring together information
on service mapping, financial mapping, LIT self assessments and
information that is already regularly compiled at national level.
In the longer term we will be adding new outcome measures, which
are being developed throught the Outcomes Project.
Further work will be completed to scope this programme
and a national network will be established to help inform progress.
self assessment and service mapping
guidelines for completion
Update on Progress
Discussions are under way with Pennine NHS Trust
and the North West Development Centre about hosting the programme.
Potential collaborators, including CHI, are meeting in early 2003
to explore the programme and its deliverables in more detail.
Intelligence in progress Project Summary.
How to get involved
For further information about the programme contact
Katy Calvin Thomas, email: [email protected]
Related web sites
Commission for Health Improvement: www.chi.nhs.uk