As a commissioner, you will be looking for evidence to illustrate the impact of the rehabilitation service you have placed your client with, ways in which costs can be reduced over time and information to help you to secure funds.

There is strong, research-based evidence to show that rehabilitation in specialist settings for people with brain injury is effective and provides value for money in terms of reducing length of stay in hospital and reducing the costs of long term care.

Continued co-ordinated multidisciplinary rehabilitation in the community improves long-term outcomes and can help reduce hospital readmissions.

To help you to evidence the outcomes from our services, we will provide you with:

  • A comprehensive MDT report at each review meeting (where appropriate linked to the DST headings).
  • Full attendance at the review meetings by the MDT members to discuss the report.
  • Well planned, goal-orientated feedback from a co-ordinated interdisciplinary team approach to the individual rehabilitation programme.
  • UK FIM + FAM (Functional Assessment Measure) outcomes for the last period to illustrate progress against goals.
  • Rehabilitation Complexity Scale (RCS) completed every¬†4 weeks.
  • The Northwick Park Nursing Dependency Scale (NPNDS).
  • The Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Assessment (NPTDA).
  • Family Liaison Worker whose role it is to engage with and support family members and carers.
  • A framework of service levels and fee rates that allows the costs to reduce as a person makes progress in a service.
  • Joint discharge planning from as early a stage as possible with trial periods and visits to other services in our group where appropriate.