Ballymun primary care team strategy and progress report 2002-2007

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128275
Title:
Ballymun primary care team strategy and progress report 2002-2007
Authors:
Kenny, Mary
Affiliation:
Ballymun Primary Care Team
Publisher:
Ballymun Primary Care Team
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128275
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report maps the progress to date of the Ballymun Primary Care Pilot in the context of a five year strategic plan covering the period from 2002- 2007. It tells the story of the development of a dynamic and intensive model of multidisciplinary teamworking in an urban area of concentrated deprivation. It outlines the major challenges faced by the developing team such as staff ceilings, the delay in opening the new health centre and the disruption in line management support resulting from the reform process. It also outlines the local strengths that empowered the pilot to overcome these challenges. In particular, there is a strong belief amongst participating G.P.s and local health service staff in the concept of multidisciplinary team working as an appropriate and necessary response to the complexity of issues presenting in Ballymun and similar areas of high deprivation. This belief and commitment has been the major strength that sustained the pilot in the face of major challenges and that underpins its success to date. The major contribution of the Ballymun pilot to the wider rollout of primary care teams is the development of a model of team working that is flat in ethos, intensive in operation, extremely broad in skill-mix and eminently suited to the implementation of the primary strategy in similar urban areas of high deprivation. Membership of the team emphasises the complementary role of medical and personal/social services in an area where high health and social needs are interlinked. It is an intensive form of teamworking underpinned by regular clinical meetings and joint consultations with families and individuals. It is a flat model of teamworking i.e. one that enshrines parity of esteem for all participating disciplines whilst recognising the varying levels of skill and accountability involved. As such the model represents a vibrant working partnership between G.P.s and H.S.E. staff whilst avoiding dominance by a particular discipline. As such this model represents a major departure from the disjointed and hierarchical mode of management and service provision in the health structure. In terms of future rollout the participative and flat structure governing this model of teamworking has particular potential for the empowerment of frontline staff in all relevant disciplines.
Keywords:
URBAN DEVELOPMENT; COMMUNITY HEALTH; COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT; TEAM WORK
Local subject classification:
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-18T10:40:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-18T10:40:18Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128275-
dc.descriptionThis report maps the progress to date of the Ballymun Primary Care Pilot in the context of a five year strategic plan covering the period from 2002- 2007. It tells the story of the development of a dynamic and intensive model of multidisciplinary teamworking in an urban area of concentrated deprivation. It outlines the major challenges faced by the developing team such as staff ceilings, the delay in opening the new health centre and the disruption in line management support resulting from the reform process. It also outlines the local strengths that empowered the pilot to overcome these challenges. In particular, there is a strong belief amongst participating G.P.s and local health service staff in the concept of multidisciplinary team working as an appropriate and necessary response to the complexity of issues presenting in Ballymun and similar areas of high deprivation. This belief and commitment has been the major strength that sustained the pilot in the face of major challenges and that underpins its success to date. The major contribution of the Ballymun pilot to the wider rollout of primary care teams is the development of a model of team working that is flat in ethos, intensive in operation, extremely broad in skill-mix and eminently suited to the implementation of the primary strategy in similar urban areas of high deprivation. Membership of the team emphasises the complementary role of medical and personal/social services in an area where high health and social needs are interlinked. It is an intensive form of teamworking underpinned by regular clinical meetings and joint consultations with families and individuals. It is a flat model of teamworking i.e. one that enshrines parity of esteem for all participating disciplines whilst recognising the varying levels of skill and accountability involved. As such the model represents a vibrant working partnership between G.P.s and H.S.E. staff whilst avoiding dominance by a particular discipline. As such this model represents a major departure from the disjointed and hierarchical mode of management and service provision in the health structure. In terms of future rollout the participative and flat structure governing this model of teamworking has particular potential for the empowerment of frontline staff in all relevant disciplines.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBallymun Primary Care Teamen
dc.subjectURBAN DEVELOPMENTen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY HEALTHen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTen
dc.subjectTEAM WORKen
dc.subject.otherMULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMen
dc.titleBallymun primary care team strategy and progress report 2002-2007en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentBallymun Primary Care Teamen
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.