HiSLAC Project Extension
We are delighted to announce that the HiSLAC project has been successful in securing additional funding to extend the project duration from three to five years.
Phase 2 of the project, which commences in Feb 2015, has also been revised from retrospective enquiry to a substantially prospective study. This will involve a detailed quantitative and qualitative study of 10 HiSLAC and 10 low-intensity (LoSLAC) hospitals supplementing routine data from HES & local healthcare databases with case note reviews of quality of care, on-site ethnographic exploration, a systematic review of relevant literature as well as a health economics analysis to review the cost-effectiveness and the budget impact of HiSLAC.
This revision was initiated by substantive NHS England policy changes that require Trusts to introduce seven day working ‘at scale and pace’. This will permit us to perform contemporaneous evaluation of large-scale changes in healthcare delivery as they occur and as Trusts move towards implementing the 10 standards for seven-day services (more info available http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/7-day-week/).