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Regional Homecare Governance Model

A regional homecare governance model was established in the East of England in April 2014 utilising a dedicated regional lead hosted by the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub (EoECPH) for management of homecare medicines services.  This regional governance model has now been adopted nationally with regional specialists collaborating to deliver service improvement projects on a national scale.

Key Objectives 

  • Ensure patient safety and patient experience is maintained to an excellent standard - equal or greater than that experienced by patients receiving care from the hospital pharmacy
  • Improved capability to consistently comply with professional standards across the East of England region and the country as a whole
  • Greater engagement with all stakeholders
  • Access to accurate, timely and consistent service performance data
  • Robust ‘whole picture’ service and supplier management
  • Efficient, streamlined procurement and contract management process.
  • Reduce resource burden on local trusts
  • Reduce industry costs and hence fees by adopting a consistent coordinated governance structure which delivers workload efficiencies