On this page you can find all of the background material and continuing work relating to this project. Work began in February 2013 and will continue through to March 2015.
The 9 Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts in the North West of England have been working collaboratively to improve the quality and reputation of their Nursing services. The Directors of Nursing (DoN) network agreed a statement of intent and secured funding to support the process.
The work overall has been approached in 2 Phases, and Symmetric has been appointed to support both phases. Phase 1 was a process of project development, involving background research, an overview of potential areas and final agreement about priorities. This was complete in June 2013. Phase 2 is about delivery of the 4 priority areas that emerged, and is expected to be complete at the latest by March 2015.
A Project Board, Chaired by Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, oversees the process and individual DoNs have been identified as project sponsors for the 4 priority areas. As sponsors, DoNs have engaged additional support and are producing a series of recommendations. Trusts across the North West are free to make use of the results of the work locally as they become available and as appropriate to their circumstances.
The 4 priority areas are;
Below you will find links to the background reports and material developed to date. Please check in regularly as progress is being updated continuously.
1. Phase 1 – project development;
2. Phase 2 – delivery