Thank you to all clinicians who have provided feedback on our quarterly Inspire reports over the past two years.
VAHI is pleased to know just how much Inspire has helped to improve the flow of information in the health system when it comes to identifying issues and focusing on opportunities for improvement.
Overwhelmingly, the most positive feedback has been generated from our special issues – Inspire: Mental Health. The clinical mental health sector has also provided us with clear evidence of the use of special edition Inspire as a driver for improved clinical practice.
Following this, it’s become clear that this deep dive into a specialist area is what clinicians want from Inspire.
We have consulted with health service clinicians, Safer Care Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) with a view to use this as a model for future clinical reports, and their support has been positive.
Upcoming issues will now see Inspire evolve from a report covering a range of quality and safety measures across different settings, to rich and focused content on a specific special interest area.
Our first 2020 in-depth Inspire will focus on palliative and end-of-life care services.
We will be engaging directly with clinicians, Safer Care Victoria and the Department to seek advice and input as we develop this report over the coming months.
As we continue with our six-monthly production of Inspire: mental health, and introduce Inspire: palliative and end of life care, we will continue to engage with Safer Care Victoria and clinicians to identify and prioritise other specific clinical areas for reporting.
If you have any questions about the changes to Inspire, please contact Daniel Mendoza, Mental Health and Community Services Reporting via firstname.lastname@example.org.