Introduction to the Care Aims Framework
Introduction to the Care Aims Framework

Date: 08 November 2018

Time: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Colin Milburn Lounge, Emirates Riverside, Park Rd S, Riverside, Chester le Street DH3 3QR


System Leadership

Leadership Dimensions:


This one-day workshop aims to introduce you to the Care Aims Intended Outcomes Framework in order to help you understand how it could support service transformation and enable you to make a decision about whether to proceed to implementation within your service/team/organisation. 

The Care Aims Framework has been adopted by a large number of services across the UK to support them in transforming their services to being more ethical, effective and efficient through person-centred care and clarity about duty and effectiveness.

What is the Care Aims Framework?

It is a powerful framework for service improvement. It is a population-based, person-centred approach to services provision, based on the fundamental ethical principle that all public public services have a duty to do the most good and least harm for the most number of people in the populations they serve within the resources they have available. It is a person-centred, rather than a problem-centred approach.

Service provision is spread across all four levels of the population: level 1 (universal), level/tier 2 (targeted), and levels/tiers 3 and 4 (specialist), requiring a robust skill mix to manage complex relationships and undertake sophisticated decision making and negotiation. The aim is ultimately to create a competent population that can be supported to manage their own lives.

The Care Aims Framework provides a strong strategic framework that encompasses commissioning using robust intelligence for governance and service improvement. It results in an empowered workforce who reflect on their effectiveness with each service user, supporting service users to remain self-managing wherever possible.

By the end of the workshop you will leave with:

  • Increased understanding of the key benefits and impacts of using the framework to transform services.
  • Increased understanding of care aims as a data set to support reflection, governance and organisational intelligence.
  • Increased ability to judge the applicability of this approach to your current service needs.

Workshop outline:

This workshop includes mainly taught elements and some opportunity for group work. Broad areas covered include:

  • An overview of the framework - its philosophy, origins and underlying principles.
  • The key benefits and impacts of using the framework to transform services.
  • The principles of collaborative, supportive self-help and early intervention.
  • The principles of care management using care aims and episodes to measure intended outcome of intervention and demonstrate effectiveness.
  • Using care aims as a data set to support reflection, governance and organisational intelligence.

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Any leader of commissioner of health or social care wishing to understand more about how the Care Aims Framework will support effective service transformation and excellent outcomes for the public.
  • Practitioners in health or social care.

The workshop is facilitated by Kate Malcomess (@katemalcomess). 

To learn more about the Care Aims Framework visit the website.

Please Note: This event was previously advertised as happening on 27 November. The correct date is 8 November. Apologies for any incolvenience.


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