Peter Brett Associates Hia: Spms Review
Review Of The Specialist Personal Medical
Service (SPMS) In Hounslow
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26 January 2006
The review of the Specialist Personal Medical Services (SPMS) forms a smallbut significant part of some much wider thinking, discussion and debate that isstarting to take place on the most cost-effective way to configure and structureprimary care services under the responsibility of Hounslow Primary Care Trust(PCT). An external reviewer was commissioned to ensure that the review wasimpartial and objective.The purpose of this review was five-fold:
To evaluate the achievements of the SPMS in relation to its originalobjectives and underlying values (explicit and implicit).
To identify the key learning points from the process of setting up andimplementing the SPMS.
To assess the SPMS’s ‘fitness for purpose’ in light of the new ‘Patient-ledNHS’ proposals.
To assess the extent to which the SPMS provides value for money.
To develop options for the future of the SPMS and, depending on thefindings, make recommendations on the best way forward.
The time frame for this review was extremely tight involving six weeks workover a two and half month period between November 2005 and January 2006.