Health and Social Services aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Islanders through the delivery of safe, high quality, value for money services.
To meet these goals, our staff are working with our voluntary, community and independent sector partners, including those in Primary Care, to continue on our journey transforming and developing services in line with P82/2012 ‘A New Way Forward for Health and Social Care’.
In 2016, work will continue on a new Food Safety Law, the Mental Health Law and Mental Capacity Law and on regulations to ensure that all dwellings in the rented sector meet minimum basic standards and do not pose a risk to health.
We have started a significant and innovative piece of work to develop a detailed, integrated workforce plan that will support and facilitate our other key strategies and plans.
We have strongly encouraged other stakeholders, such as the Primary Care body and Family Nursing and Homecare, to join in this project to strengthen workforce planning across the health and social care system.
In developing and delivering services we will continue our robust approach to secure value for money.
This is now even more important given the current and projected financial challenges.
We will continue identifying areas where services can improve without additional funding and we will use our LEAN service improvement methodology to improve quality and reduce costs wherever possible, without compromising safety.