Implementing the Blueprint

There are a number of stages to consider before moving to implementation. The headings below are intended to guide users through various steps in planning. Consider these materials and think about local resources and partnerships to draw from.

NSW Local Health Districts and other services came together in March 2016 to hear more about the Blueprint and the implementation resources and tools available through the website, discuss implementation and improvement strategies promoting Blueprint implementation and to contribute to further resource planning for the Blueprint to ensure alignment with LHD and service provider needs. View presentations from the forum.

Readiness for change

Here’s the starting point for your local health district or service to begin preparing for the Blueprint improvement journey. As these journeys necessarily involve change, thinking about how you’ll approach change in this context. Refresh your memory of the enablers identified in the Blueprint and if you’re looking for information to assist this thinking, please see:

Getting equipped to act

Now that you have considered how change might be facilitated, the process for your service’s planning and decision-making for the journey becomes important. The actual planning and approval process will be different from local health district to local health district and service to service but should you wish some additional tools, please see:

Tools to inform decision-making

Where are we at

By this point, you’ve given thought to most of the processes surrounding the Blueprint journey without necessarily examining where your service is placed in terms of meeting the Blueprint’s Essential Components of Care. Click here to access a tool to assist you in recognising local strengths and in identifying potential opportunities for action. In short, this tool will guide you towards prioritising action in one or more of the Essential Components of Care.

Settings of care

The 10 Essential Components of Care are not driven by any one setting of care and include acute, subacute, residential aged care and community across the public, private, not for profit and community sectors.

Organising and planning care

Now you are ready to look at redesigning the way you deliver care. This resource provides guidance and direction for clinicians and service planners to plan and organise end of life care locally. It suggests a range of actions, tools and considerations primarily targeting non-specialist palliative care providers to support you in your improvement effort.