The Case for Change

Improving Me is addressing the challenges facing services for women and children locally by creating a new approach between commissioners , clinicians and providers that goes beyond organisational boundaries.

These challenges include:

  • Increased demand on services and the presentation of women, babies, children and young people with more complex needs who require more care and support;
  • Variation in the experience of people who use these services and also in clinical outcomes, safety and quality;
  • Challenges in managing the transition between services and different levels of need, and from children's services to adult focused services;
  • Organisational boundaries that are getting in the way of collaboration to deliver improvements in services and real change;
  • Workforce challenges including recruitment, retention, retirement, skills mix and deployment of staff;
  • Ability of services to meet regulatory and other clinical standards;
  • Financial sustainability.