Making Data Count:Making effective use of health data in Children’s ServicesStockton on Tees Borough Council12 November 2008
Partnership context – JAR • The overall level of partnership working is impressive • The way in which key jointly funded management posts carry dual responsibility within the council and the PCT, and associated extensive joint commissioning arrangements, is a notable feature in Stockton-on-Tees. • Ambitious plans for integrated area-based provision are being implemented.
Integrated Service Areas Integrated Service Area Team: • Social Care staff • Youth Service staff • Children’s Centres • Health Visitors • School Nurses • Community Midwifery
Context • Co terminus PCT • Joint commissioning arrangements in place • Joint funded Heads of Services across operations and commissioning between LA and PCT • Close linkages between LA planning and AOP • Community Services managed by Acute Trust • MH & LD services delivered through Foundation Trust
What we share • Close working in establishing common targets between LAA & Vital Signs. • Agreed sharing of performance against these targets (informal at this stage) • Project based information sharing of non identifiable client data (e.g. Pathways development, Teenage Conceptions). • Focused cohort analysis (but…sharing of client level data).
Why we share • To facilitate planning and support work of the Children’s Trust Board. • To meet statutory requirements • To provide effective challenge to service providers in both statutory and voluntary sector (but….cross organisational challenge). • Identify trends. • Continue to drive data quality (but….common understanding between organisations). • To understand what is happening at locality level – information into intelligence
How we share • Through joint management structures • Informal networks and relationships • Protocols? • Access to MIDAS / SystmOne / PARIS • Breakdown organisational language and TLAs • Present data which is meaningful. • Deliver at an agreed frequency (timings do not always tally)
Some specific examples… Going well: • Teenage Conception sharing, FTE analysis, ISA health activity monitoring and review. Work in Progress: • ISA work with Acute Trust (A&E), Analysis of Community Matron & District Nursing activity. More challenging: • Regular data sharing with Acute Trust and Foundation MH Trust, client level data analysis.