Older People Lead
Terms of Reference
- To consider on behalf of the Association issues concerning services for older people.
- To promote the improvement of social care and health care for vulnerable people.
- To ensure that the Network promotes an inclusive approach to the issues facing older people.
- To strengthen and promote links with other organisations in order to pursue joint objectives of improvements in social policy and professional practices which seek to combat the comparative social disadvantage of older people.
- To make recommendations to the Executive on the work of the Association in respect of vulnerable older people.
- To initiate and carry out such consultations as appropriate for the purposes of carrying out its terms of reference.
Annual Report 2011
End of Life Care Quality Assessment (ELCQuA)
National End of Life Care Intelligence Network.
Whether you are commissioning or providing services, it is important to measure progress in delivering quality end of life care, demonstrate this in a systematic way and share best practice across a locality.
Meeting all these requirements in a user-friendly and flexible way was the inspiration for End of Life Care Quality Assessment (ELCQuA) - http://www.elcqua.nhs.uk.
This is a free national on-line tool which supports social care professionals delivering end of life care to monitor their service delivery. Originally based on the national End of Life Care Quality Markers, it is now aligned with the NICE Quality Standard for end of life care for adults. It also links to the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) and the National End of Life Care Programme Framework for Social Care.
ELCQuA is a local service improvement tool which enables social care users to:
Electronically self-assess and track progress against the NICE Quality Standard for end of life care.
Plan priorities for end of life care.
Share good practice with other organisations.
Enable the best investment decisions for patients.
Gather the information needed to complete CQC and other assessments.
Key features of ELCQuA include:
42 measures across the 16 NICE quality statements plus a section on raising public awareness of death, dying and end of life care.
Alignment of the measures, performance indicators and red/amber/green (RAG) levels of ambition for each NICE quality statement.
A mix of patient outcomes and process/structure indicators.
Specific measures identified for organisational groups (e.g. care homes, ambulance services, acute hospital trusts).
Easy to navigate web pages and a facility to download reports.