Appendix One
Evidence of progress in meeting NSF Quality Requirements

How this section works

The extent of evidence for each Quality Requirement (QR) is summarised by a colour code system, where:

red = little or no evidence of the QR being met anywhere;

red + amber = some evidence that QR is being met, or nearly met in some places;

amber + green = some evidence that QR is generally being met, or nearly met;

green = strong evidence that the QR is generally being met.

Each colour code has been designated by reviewing evidence that relates to each statement across the studies.

A summary table of all the QRs is presented below.

Getting more information

Detailed information about the evidence behind the colour code used for each QR can be accessed by clicking on the title for each Quality Requirement.

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Summary of progress against all Quality Requirements

Quality Requirement 1: A person-centred service.

Joint commissioning arrangements in place

 

Service systems that provide integrated care

 

Care planning and co-ordination routinely experienced

 

Information about treatment and support to self- manage

 

In contact with a health professional

 

Quality requirement 2: Early recognition, prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Prompt referral to specialist (within 18 weeks)

 

Prompt diagnosis (within 36 weeks)

 

Quality requirement 3: Emergency and acute management.

Arrangements in place to ensure prompt identification and treatment for people with a LTNC on admission to hospital

 

Quality requirement 4: Early specialist rehabilitation.

In-patient rehabilitation services established with links to ongoing support

 

Evidence of inter-disciplinary team working & communications across the board

 

Quality requirement 5: Community rehabilitation and support.

Easy access to ongoing community rehabilitation, advice and support

 

Service responsive to changing, ongoing needs

 

Quality requirement 6: Vocational rehabilitation.

Easy and equitable access to vocational rehabilitation

 

Service responsive to changing, ongoing needs

 

Quality requirement 7: Providing equipment and accommodation.

Timely and appropriate equipment and adaptations

 

Equitable services that are responsive to changing, ongoing needs

 

Quality requirement 8: Providing personal care and support.

Integrated health and social care support designed to offer choice about living independently at home

 

Information and advice about options for personal care and support

 

Quality requirement 9: Palliative Care.

Easy access to comprehensive palliative care services

 

Support for carers of adults with end-stage neurological conditions

 

Quality requirement 10: Supporting family and carers.

Carers’ assessment of needs

 

Care plans for carers implemented

 

Quality requirement 11: Caring for people with LTNCs in hospital or other health and social care settings.

Neurological needs met when receiving care for other reasons

 


 

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