We continue to refine ‘working ideas’ for the transformation of planned and emergency surgery across South Tyneside and Sunderland.
This includes assessing each of the ideas against evaluation criteria that have been developed through staff, patient and stakeholder involvement that has taken place over the last four years.
The evaluation criteria are those elements of the ‘working ideas’ over which stakeholders have influence: the choice elements of the redesign that would be desirable for them to see.
We have reviewed and updated the evaluation criteria by asking some key questions about surgery services and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This has resulted in a new domain to include infection prevention and control and the strengthening of other domains around health inequalities as a result of COVID-19, and addressing the backlog of operations and diagnostics caused by the pandemic.
The purpose of evaluation activity is to help identify issues and to triangulate the ‘working ideas’ by using a variety of key considerations that are important to staff, patients and the public and therefore provide further information to take into account by the Path to Excellence Programme.
It is important to ensure that stakeholders are involved and that the process is open, transparent and not predetermined.
The evaluation process is in two parts:
- Weighting the evaluation criteria
- Applying the weighted criteria to the ‘working ideas’.
Weighting the evaluation criteria
We are inviting you to take part in helping to weight the evaluation criteria that we have developed from patient, public, staff and stakeholder involvement.
The criteria are split into different domains which cover:
- Domain 1: Quality, safety and clinical sustainability
- Domain 2: Access and patient choice
- Domain 3: Equality, health and health inequalities
- Domain 4: Deliverability
- Domain 5: Future sustainability
- Domain 6: Infection prevention and control
You can read the evaluation criteria in more detail here.
We would like to you say which you feel are the most important to you. You can access the system using this link
It has a short video to explain what to do and the whole process should not take more than 10 minutes.
The scores provided by participants will be collated and combined and used to weight the evaluation criteria and will be used in events taking place in May.
Online evaluation events
Evaluation events – this is when we will look at the ‘working ideas’, provide information and answer the questions you may have so you can then do your own evaluation of them using the weighted criteria.
The events are taking place:
|Date||Time||Type of event|
|Friday 14 May||10am – 11.30am||Online evaluation event|
|Monday 24 May||2pm – 3.30pm||Online evaluation event|
|Tuesday 25 May||11am – 12.30pm||Online evaluation event|
If you would like to come to an online evaluation event please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which one.
We will then provide joining information in advance.