As part of our joint regional work on implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (Wales) 2014, an event was held in the OPTIC Glyndwr on the 21st July 2017 to celebrate the use of core data and what matters across the North Wales region of six councils and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).
The way we assess people’s need and eligibility for care and support is changing. Our new assessments are a conversation based on what matters to the person. The assessment must also collect common information such as names, contact details and preferred language, called the core data set. This is so individuals don’t have to repeat the same details many times and to help us provide well-coordinated services.
At the event, a welcome address was provided by Neil Ayling, Chief Officer, Flintshire Social Services and Gill Harris, Executive Director of Nursing. Presentations on the use of core data set and what matters were then delivered by Eleri Evans, Senior Nurse in Ysbyty Gwynedd providing an example from a District General Hospital. Three community teams examples were then provided by Gwawr Job, Physiotherapy Team Leader, BCUHB, Conwy; Paula Curtis, Occupational Therapist, Flintshire Local Authority, Single Point of Access and Kathryn Whitfield and Rhona McCarthy, Denbighshire Local Authority from an integrated Learning Disability community team. The presentations are available to download below.
The event has confirmed our joint agency commitment to the use of core data set and what matters and the excellent examples of good practice shared at the event. Our on-going work will be to mainstream use of core data and what matters into our organisation approach.