Clinical strategy development

With so many stakeholders placing competing demands on services, a clearly stated clinical strategy (that’s visible and relevant) can provide real focus and unity to clinical teams.  It’s also a great way of talking proactively to stakeholders about the clinical priorities of the service and how you propose to provide care.  It’s surprising how few services have one. 

It’s your strategy so you decide what you want to include but we usually include:

  • An overarching philosophy for the service
  • A profile of each service you provide
  • Admission (and exclusion) criteria
  • The kind of health outcomes you work toward with patients
  • How care will be planned, delivered and reviewed
  • Primary therapeutic interventions and how they deliver health outcomes
  • How physical, procedural and relational security is used to enable high quality care
  • Workforce planning, staffing, supervision and development.