S:2 Spotlight Sessions

NHS Grampian: Baby Steps – Small Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

The Baby Steps Programme aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for pregnant women who have a Body Mass Index equal to and greater than 30. It is a multi-agency, Midwife-led, free, fun and interactive 8 week programme, actively supporting women to take small steps to improve their health and well-being during pregnancy.

By utilising the Quality Improvement Methodology the Baby Steps programme has adapted to meet the needs of the women and includes gentle walks, healthy eating tips, hands-on cooking skills and an opportunity to meet other women.

In this presentation, delegates learned about the methodology used to engage the women, the programme itself and the improved positive health and wellbeing outcomes for participants.

NHS Fife: Fife Shine Programme

Beginning in 2011, the Fife Shine Programme began targeting older people living at home with the aim of helping them to ‘thrive, not just survive’. At its heart was a change in the relationship between staff and the people they looked after, helping them to identify what was important to that person and their family and working collaboratively to achieve this.

The approach has grown slowly but steadily with a learning event built in each year to assess how to expand and deepen the practice across health and social care. By 2017, an estimated 30,000 patients had benefited from the approach, across all age ranges and a number of different specialties.

In this presentation, delegates heard how this subtle but profound shift in the way people work can improve health and social care outcomes for patients.

Scottish Government: Scottish Cancer Registry and Intelligence Service (SCRIS)

The Scottish Cancer Registry and Intelligence Service (SCRIS) is a collaborative project between NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) and the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP) aimed at transforming the current Scottish Cancer Registry into an enhanced registry and intelligence service.

The Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme was set up in 2015 and had, as its first priority, to develop the Scottish Cancer Intelligence Framework which would link primary, secondary and ultimately social care data to improve cancer patient outcomes.

The SCRIS will form the backbone of the intelligence framework, which will make accessing cancer data for health (and ultimately social care) staff much easier.

In this presentation, delegates heard how the SCRIS will enable continuous quality improvement, better-informed performance management, and better service planning.