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jenny miller ahp ce project facilitator elaine murray ot facilitator

Jenny MillerAHP CE Project Facilitator Elaine MurrayOT Facilitator

The Allied Health Professions/NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Clinical Effectiveness Project

a 3 year national ahp project funded by nhs qis

A 3 Year National AHP Project funded by NHS QIS

The Development and Evaluation

of Local and National Mechanisms to facilitate the integration of Clinical Effectiveness within AHP

aims of project
Aims of Project
  • To co-ordinate, implement and evaluate multidisciplinary AHP support mechanisms for the successful implementation of CE throughout Scotland
  • To determine a baseline of AHP CE
  • activity including guidelines
  • To identify and facilitate the delivery of generic CE training
  • To promote the sharing of good practice
  • To evaluate mechanisms for sharing good practice, locally, nationally and worldwide
  • 5 largest AHP groups -78%

- Physiotherapy

- Occupational Therapy

- Dietetics

- Podiatry

- Speech & Language Therapy

  • Supported by project team based in FVPC
local network example
Local Network Example



Mental Health




Management Issues

Womens’ Health

national fora
National Fora
  • Scottish Network for Effective Practice in Occupational Therapy (SNEPOT)
  • Effective Practice Network for Speech and Language Therapy in Scotland
  • Scottish Physiotherapists’ Clinical Effectiveness Forum
  • The Podiatry Clinical Effectiveness Forum for Scotland
  • The Scottish Dietitians Effective Practice Network

The Allied Health Professions /

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

Clinical Effectiveness Project

Third National Conference

“”Celebrating Success””

An opportunity to share innovative AHP practice

Friday 19th March 2004

The Hilton Dunblane Hydro, Dunblane

scottish network for effective practice in occupational therapy

Scottish Network for Effective Practice in Occupational Therapy

Representatives from the health board regions and universities

Meet 3 times per year

Reports to the project steering group

regional representation
Argyle and Clyde

Ayrshire and Arran


Dumfries and Galloway


Forth valley


Sandra Robertson

Ruth Gray

Tania Pender


Charlie Chung

Alison Keir

Katie Thomson

Moyra Muir

Regional representation
regional representation14



Orkney and Shetland


Western Isles

Janine Shoebridge

Mary Scoular

Wendy Fraser

Wendy Mclelland


Lin Neilson

Rhoda MacKay

Regional representation
academic representation
Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

Glasgow Caledonia University

Maggie Nicol

Jennifer Caldwell

Katriona Khamisha

Academic Representation
role of snepot
Role of SNEPOT
  • To provide a communication network and resource which will promote a high quality evidence based service to the people in Scotland.
  • To establish regional networks
  • To centralise information
  • identify key resources
  • To provide feedback to clinicians on CE
  • To promote awareness of the network and CE
  • To encourage collaborative working
  • to facilitate CE training
  • Links with COT
  • Link with Policy officer for Scotland
  • Co-opted seat on Scottish Board
  • Regular slot in OT News Scottish page / website
  • Presentation to conference
  • Regional activity
the regional representatives perspective sandra robertson head occupational therapist

The Regional Representatives PerspectiveSandra RobertsonHead Occupational Therapist

OT Regional Representative

NHS Argyll & Clyde

where to start
Where to start ?

‘Occupational Therapy Clinical Effectiveness Support Questionnaire’

clinical networks nhs argyll clyde
Clinical NetworksNHS Argyll & Clyde
  • Medicine for the Elderly
  • Psychiatry for the Elderly
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Orthopaedics and Rheumatology
  • Stroke Rehabilitation and Medical
  • Adult Physical Disability
aims of the clinical networks
Aims of the Clinical Networks
  • To encourage sharing of clinical practice
  • Enhance communication between staff working in similar areas
  • Support for staff in remote areas
  • Prevent duplication of work
  • Encourage audit and research activity
clinical network directory
Clinical Network Directory
  • Background information
  • Aims of Clinical Networks
  • Remit of Steering Groups
  • Membership of Clinical Networks
  • Involving new staff
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Practice Development Forum
  • NHS Argyll & Clyde Clinical Effectiveness Facilitators Meeting
  • AHP Clinical Effectiveness Forum
s cottish n etwork for e ffective p ractice in o ccupational t herapy

Scottish Network for Effective Practice in Occupational Therapy

Charlie Chung

Fife Regional Network

setting up the regional network
Setting Up The Regional Network
  • Initial contact with Fife managers to explain the setting up process of the network.
  • Presentations given to all staff groups in Fife giving project information and finding network leaders.
  • Network leader workshop to define objectives and provide CLIP Database training.





Speech and Language




  • Network can be used to distribute information very quickly via e-mail, (all network leaders now on-line).
  • Information from the network can be sent to the project rapidly, e.g. information requests to OTs nationwide.
  • Awareness developing of the website and CLIP Database, especially for non-published work.
implications for fife ot services
Implications for Fife OT Services
  • OT services can use the network for information search to support projects and developments.
  • Newsletter giving details of submitted projects, regional news and updates of all circulated items each quarter.
  • Network leaders working at ground level, within each staff meeting to encourage effective practice development.
national ahp ce survey 2003
National AHP CE survey - 2003


  • Ascertain extent to which AHPs are involved in CE activities
  • Comparison with 2001 survey looking at change in confidence in engaging in CE and in guideline implementation
  • Provide an indication as to the extent in the involvement in the CE networks
  • Provide information to regions/professions of future training needs/direction
results broken down in 2 main ways
Results broken down in 2 main ways:
  • By profession - to provide results



network participant or not

  • By all AHPs


network participant or not

Summer 2003 CE Survey Occupational Therapy ResultsExtent to which the network supports clinical effective practice
key points
Key Points

Consistent results across all the professions

  • Network participants are:
    • more senior
    • much more active than non participants
    • significantly more confident
    • have increased in their confidence to a greater extent during last 2 years
    • feel more supported by managers and local CE staff

than non participants

ahp ce network contact details

AHP CE Network Contact Details: