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[Solved] Discuss how quality is measured within the UK health services with a particular focus on the use of audit. You will examine the benefits and challenges of using audit as a measure of quality in the health services.

Assessment Brief for Summative assessment: Essay

Unit Title

Health Care Policy and Quality

Unit Code

NUR0011-1

Unit Co-ordinator

 

Assessment Weighting

100%

Assessment Title / Number

Essay

Word limits / Time limits

2000 words

Submission Date / Week

 

Student Cohort / Group

16B


Assessment Task

Essay: How is quality measured?

Discuss how quality is measured within the UK health services with a particular focus on the use of audit.  You will examine the benefits and challenges of using audit as a measure of quality in the health services.  Your discussion will include the contribution of patients/service users and the multi professional teams to the audit process.

Learning Outcomes

This assessment meets the following learning outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

Assessment Criteria:

To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:

Discuss the structure of health and social care in the United Kingdom

 

  • Give an overview of the organisation and delivery of the major elements of health and social care provision in the United Kingdom
  • Discuss the roles, functions and perceived values of informal and formal care providers and systems
  • Assess the impact of global health issues and epidemiological evidence  on the development of UK health and social care policies and provision

Demonstrate an awareness of how health and social care policies/legislation affect the provision of care and equity of access

  • Explain the need for equity of access to health and social care
  • Explore learning disability showing understanding of key concepts, range of care provision, care philosophies and equity of access
  • Discuss how health and social care policy/legislation is formulated, implemented and actioned

Discuss the importance of quality assurance and quality improvement in a range of health and social care contexts

  • Define the concepts of quality, organisational governance, quality assurance and improvement
  • Relate national policies on governance to quality assurance processes used in local health and social care contexts
  • Provide an overview of the role of clinical governance within the health service

Recognise the need to work collaboratively with other professional groups to ensure standards of care for all service users are maintained at a high level

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of a range of health and social care professions within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Explore the values needed for effective inter-professional working
  • Draw conclusions about the contribution of inter-professional collaboration to the safe and effective care for service users in a range of care contexts

 

 

Guidelines for this Assessment

Discuss how quality is measured within the UK health services with a particular focus on the use of audit.  You will examine the benefits and challenges of using audit as a measure of quality in the health services.  Your discussion will include the contribution of patients/service users and the multi professional teams to the audit process.

  • Discuss quality and examine how it is measured in the UK health service.
  • Write on the  Medicine Policy,  focusing on clozapine policy and examine how its success is measured using audit.
  • Your essay should be fully referenced using the Harvard system – refer to the University referencing guidelines for full details
  • Write in the third person (not first person i.e. ‘I’ or ‘we’  as it is not a reflective essay)
  • You must use credible up to date academic literature to support your discussion

The assessment is in a standard essay format it should have an introduction a main body (discussion) and a conclusion, headings are not normally used in an essay format.

The following is a suggested structure for your essay it should be used in conjunction with the guidelines for written assignments. 

Suggested Essay Structure

  1. Introduction to the essay (approximately 100 words) in which you will introduce the topic and state what you will write about in the essay.
  1. This should be followed by a section in which you define quality and discuss why quality matters in healthcare services, such as the NHS (approximately 400 words).

In this section consider:

  • Factors which impact on and underpin the quality agenda
  • Clinical and quality governance
  • How quality is measured

3.  Select an example of a local clinical policy and discuss how audit is used to measure the success of the policy (approximately 1,500 words).

In this section:

  • Examine how policy and audit are connected and discuss how they impact on the quality of care.
  • Consider how the local policy and audit you have selected relate to national policies and legislation.
  • Explore ways in which service users can contribute to policy development and audit.
  • Consider how the multidisciplinary team work together in the auditing process.
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing the audit.

You must support your discussion with evidence from appropriate literature.

  1. A conclusion in which you indicate your understanding of the importance of policy and audit and their role in the provision of quality services. Draw together key points from essay and briefly discuss how the evidence from your essay might influence your personal practice as a student nurse (approximately 200 words)

Marking Criteria for this Assessment

 

Markers will take the following criteria into account when allocating mark using the grading profile loaded to BREO and includes the following 5 categories:

  • Focus on task set
  • Unit learning outcomes
  • Use of current/specific knowledge and theory
  • Referencing
  • Written expression

Word Allowance for this Assessment 

The word allowance for this essay is 2500 words

  • all words used in the assignment (Introduction, Body and Conclusion) are included in the word count. It is normal for the computer to ‘count’ all words including tables, diagrams, references in the text and direct quotes.
  • the word limit does not include the reference list, bibliography or appendices.
  • you should state the word count at the end of the assignment after the conclusion

If an assignment presented for marking falls outside these guidelines, it will not be possible to gain full marks on the grading profile criteria.

1.1.1.1      Confidentiality in this Assessment 

Anonymity in relation to service users and carers must be maintained at all times in coursework and related appendices. You must remove or conceal any information which could reveal the identity of service users or carers. Such information includes the patient or client’s personal details and the name of the care setting or care provider.

Breaches of confidentiality will be treated as a serious matter and may lead to a refer grade being given.

Tips on how to Conceal Identifying Information 

Markers sometimes find it difficult to judge whether identifying information has been retained in assignments or whether pseudonyms have been used. To avoid any confusion you are advised to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Do not use fictitious names or addresses 
  • Use a letter when referring to a user or carer eg Mr A or Ms C
  • Use role titles and, if necessary, letters, when referring to colleagues within your place of work eg Staff Nurse G 
  • If using correction fluid such as tippex to conceal details on printed documents, remember that it may be possible to read the information you have tried to conceal through the reverse side of the page. In such circumstances it may be necessary to photocopy the page before including it in your assignment.
  • If it is relevant to the assignment to provide some information concerning your place of work, give only broad details e.g. a medical ward in a large city, a community mental health team in a rural area.     
  • Before submission check your work, including all appendices, for failure to preserve anonymity. 

 


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