Strengthening Focus on Quality Should Enable Radical Change

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), March 12, 2007 | Go to article overview

Strengthening Focus on Quality Should Enable Radical Change


Quality of healthcare has always been a priority for workers who deliver the NHS services in Wales. Over the years, a huge amount of effort has been put into ensuring patients receive the best quality of healthcare for which everyone deserves great credit.

To build on this work the Welsh Assembly Government has developed the Healthcare Quality Improvement Plan.

The plan is in response to The Welsh Assembly Government's strategy for health and social services - Designed for Life - which sets out the actions and strategies to create world class healthcare and social services by 2015.

A central feature of Designed for Life is the need for a clear framework of standards that ensure high quality across all services to form a strong basis for continuous improvement.

The Plan lays the foundations for achieving one of the Assembly's 10-year health strategy's objectives of 'minimising avoidable death, pain, delays, helplessness and waste' by 2015. The intention is that from 2008/09 healthcare in Wales will be driven by objectives and targets focused on delivering higher standards of clinical services.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Plan sets out how, by strengthening the focus on quality, radical changes can be made to help the NHS achieve this Designed for Life aim.

Patients should feel confident that care is safe and of the highest quality.

Staff should be able to voice their opinions on quality and to get answers to their questions.

The importance of achieving and maintaining quality must be continually reinforced alongside other requirements. There should be clarity about what is meant by quality, what is expected from organisations and how well they are performing, individually and together.

But quality cannot be imposed, it has to grow from inside organisations. With this in mind the plan aims to:

enhance the ability of those who provide care within organisations to achieve high levels of quality;

increase the influence of the public and users on care;

and reduce confusion and distractions that inhibit the delivery of high quality care. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Strengthening Focus on Quality Should Enable Radical Change
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.