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Option Appraisal Process

The option appraisal process has begun and a group of stakeholders are meeting throughout March to consider the report and develop proposals for the future delivery of Health and Social Care services in Insch and the surrounding areas.

The headlines from each meeting will be shared on this page:

24th March 2022 - Headlines

  • There was a productive review of options
  • Constructive discussion took place on the way forward
  • There was agreement that ongoing community involvement will be beneficial
  • There will be further evaluation of the short term within the long-term options
  • Clarification of potential locations for inpatient beds in the community to be provided

17th March 2022 - Headlines

  • The criteria & accompanying narrative was amended following group discussion
  • Initial ranking was completed in groups and group members will complete the exercise


10th March 2022 - Headlines

  • Feedback on the Strategic Needs Analysis report is being considered
  • A long list of options was produced during the stakeholder group meeting and will undergo further refinement
  • A draft set of criteria has been shared with the stakeholder group
  • The option appraisal is following an agreed process and timeline and is not able to resolve short term/immediate issues


3rd March 2022 - Headlines

  • All options are on the table
  • We must consider the impact of proposals on all other services including Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • The option appraisal is to consider the non-financial costs and benefits – a financial appraisal will be applied subsequently
  • The original financial and staff budget are the resources available
  • The option appraisal process follows an objective methodology

Details are below should you wish to contact the community representatives who are part of the stakeholder group.

Friends of Insch Hospital and Community SCIO - FOIH Facebook page

UPDATE February 2022

After a brief hiatus, the Insch Project Team are delighted to be able to proceed with the Strategic Needs Analysis. The report has been finalised and can be found in the documents section on this web page. It will also be shared directly with all those who attended focus groups last year and requested a copy.

The next stage is to proceed with an ‘option appraisal’ and a group of stakeholders will meet throughout March to consider the report and develop proposals for the future delivery of Health and Social Care services in Insch and the surrounding areas. The group has representatives from the local community as well as the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian.

Updates will be posted following meetings along with how you can be involved.


Previous updates

UPDATE January 2022: Statement from Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Following community engagement in 2021, the next stage of the process was due to commence in January with the completion and sharing of the Strategic Needs Assessment report and bringing together a stakeholder group to develop proposals for future service delivery models.

However, with the current pressure on the health and social care system increasing, we have made the decision to temporarily pause strategic work to redirect resources to frontline services.

We hope this pause to our strategic work across the Partnership, will be a short one and will be in touch as soon as we can to continue to work with the community of Insch.

Any queries can be directed to inschhsc@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

End of year update:

Good progress has been made so far and since the summer there has been a lot of engagement activity with the community who have responded positively and enthusiastically: 1365 people registered their interest in the project; 960 survey responses were received and focus groups were run in October with 110 people attending either a face to face or online session.

Alongside the community engagement, demographic information has been gathered about the population in Insch and the surrounding areas along with health and social care data. This is currently being reviewed and analysed to create the Strategic Needs Assessment.

In the New Year a project group made up of representatives from the community, NHS Grampian and the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership will work together to develop proposals for future service delivery models and a shortlist of options will subsequently be shared with the community for a period of consultation.

Collecting and reviewing all the data is an enormous task and, alongside the winter pressures on health and social care services, the process is taking time.

The Insch Project Team would like to thank you all for your participation so far and continued interest and look forward to sharing the Strategic Needs Assessment with you in the new year.

Happy New Year!


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Thank you

We would like to say a big thank to everybody who took the time to attend the online and face to face Focus Groups, it was great to meet so many of you and we are very grateful for all your valuable input.


What is happening next

  • Questions raised at the Focus Group are being collated and a 'Frequently Asked Questions' document will be added to the documents on this page in due course;
  • The information gathered from our engagement with the community will be added to local health and social care data to form the Strategic Needs Assessment;
  • The Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) will be shared with the community and used to develop proposals for future service delivery;
  • Information on the timeline is provided in the documents section on this page.

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Information

Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Health and Social Care services have undergone significant change over the past 10 years, including the introduction of ‘integration’ where social care services previously provided by Aberdeenshire Council such as Home Care and health services provided by NHS such as District Nursing, are now overseen by the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership.

A wide range of health and social care services for adults are delivered in Insch and its surrounding areas by the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, NHS Grampian, Insch Medical Practice and third sector organisations.

The AHSCP Strategic Plan (2020 – 2025) sets out the agreed priorities the Partnership will focus on to ensure we meet the needs of our communities.

Strategic Needs Assessment

The Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership is undertaking, in partnership with you and the wider community, a ‘Strategic Needs Assessment’ focusing on the health & social care services for adults provided in Insch and its surrounding areas. A ‘Strategic Needs Assessment’ is a process which will help us understand the needs of the population and type and spread of health and social care services that will bring the greatest benefit.

To carry out the assessment we have gathered information from residents of Insch and the surrounding area about the services they have used and how they feel about them. The information provided will be used to help us to better understand how people access the services we already provide, what services may be needed in the future and how people would prefer us to deliver them.


Thank you

Insch - Project Group

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Option Appraisal Process

The option appraisal process has begun and a group of stakeholders are meeting throughout March to consider the report and develop proposals for the future delivery of Health and Social Care services in Insch and the surrounding areas.

The headlines from each meeting will be shared on this page:

24th March 2022 - Headlines

  • There was a productive review of options
  • Constructive discussion took place on the way forward
  • There was agreement that ongoing community involvement will be beneficial
  • There will be further evaluation of the short term within the long-term options
  • Clarification of potential locations for inpatient beds in the community to be provided

17th March 2022 - Headlines

  • The criteria & accompanying narrative was amended following group discussion
  • Initial ranking was completed in groups and group members will complete the exercise


10th March 2022 - Headlines

  • Feedback on the Strategic Needs Analysis report is being considered
  • A long list of options was produced during the stakeholder group meeting and will undergo further refinement
  • A draft set of criteria has been shared with the stakeholder group
  • The option appraisal is following an agreed process and timeline and is not able to resolve short term/immediate issues


3rd March 2022 - Headlines

  • All options are on the table
  • We must consider the impact of proposals on all other services including Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • The option appraisal is to consider the non-financial costs and benefits – a financial appraisal will be applied subsequently
  • The original financial and staff budget are the resources available
  • The option appraisal process follows an objective methodology

Details are below should you wish to contact the community representatives who are part of the stakeholder group.

Friends of Insch Hospital and Community SCIO - FOIH Facebook page

UPDATE February 2022

After a brief hiatus, the Insch Project Team are delighted to be able to proceed with the Strategic Needs Analysis. The report has been finalised and can be found in the documents section on this web page. It will also be shared directly with all those who attended focus groups last year and requested a copy.

The next stage is to proceed with an ‘option appraisal’ and a group of stakeholders will meet throughout March to consider the report and develop proposals for the future delivery of Health and Social Care services in Insch and the surrounding areas. The group has representatives from the local community as well as the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian.

Updates will be posted following meetings along with how you can be involved.


Previous updates

UPDATE January 2022: Statement from Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Following community engagement in 2021, the next stage of the process was due to commence in January with the completion and sharing of the Strategic Needs Assessment report and bringing together a stakeholder group to develop proposals for future service delivery models.

However, with the current pressure on the health and social care system increasing, we have made the decision to temporarily pause strategic work to redirect resources to frontline services.

We hope this pause to our strategic work across the Partnership, will be a short one and will be in touch as soon as we can to continue to work with the community of Insch.

Any queries can be directed to inschhsc@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

End of year update:

Good progress has been made so far and since the summer there has been a lot of engagement activity with the community who have responded positively and enthusiastically: 1365 people registered their interest in the project; 960 survey responses were received and focus groups were run in October with 110 people attending either a face to face or online session.

Alongside the community engagement, demographic information has been gathered about the population in Insch and the surrounding areas along with health and social care data. This is currently being reviewed and analysed to create the Strategic Needs Assessment.

In the New Year a project group made up of representatives from the community, NHS Grampian and the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership will work together to develop proposals for future service delivery models and a shortlist of options will subsequently be shared with the community for a period of consultation.

Collecting and reviewing all the data is an enormous task and, alongside the winter pressures on health and social care services, the process is taking time.

The Insch Project Team would like to thank you all for your participation so far and continued interest and look forward to sharing the Strategic Needs Assessment with you in the new year.

Happy New Year!


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thank you

We would like to say a big thank to everybody who took the time to attend the online and face to face Focus Groups, it was great to meet so many of you and we are very grateful for all your valuable input.


What is happening next

  • Questions raised at the Focus Group are being collated and a 'Frequently Asked Questions' document will be added to the documents on this page in due course;
  • The information gathered from our engagement with the community will be added to local health and social care data to form the Strategic Needs Assessment;
  • The Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA) will be shared with the community and used to develop proposals for future service delivery;
  • Information on the timeline is provided in the documents section on this page.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Information

Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Health and Social Care services have undergone significant change over the past 10 years, including the introduction of ‘integration’ where social care services previously provided by Aberdeenshire Council such as Home Care and health services provided by NHS such as District Nursing, are now overseen by the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership.

A wide range of health and social care services for adults are delivered in Insch and its surrounding areas by the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, NHS Grampian, Insch Medical Practice and third sector organisations.

The AHSCP Strategic Plan (2020 – 2025) sets out the agreed priorities the Partnership will focus on to ensure we meet the needs of our communities.

Strategic Needs Assessment

The Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership is undertaking, in partnership with you and the wider community, a ‘Strategic Needs Assessment’ focusing on the health & social care services for adults provided in Insch and its surrounding areas. A ‘Strategic Needs Assessment’ is a process which will help us understand the needs of the population and type and spread of health and social care services that will bring the greatest benefit.

To carry out the assessment we have gathered information from residents of Insch and the surrounding area about the services they have used and how they feel about them. The information provided will be used to help us to better understand how people access the services we already provide, what services may be needed in the future and how people would prefer us to deliver them.


Thank you

Insch - Project Group

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

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