The Health Improvement Performance Management (HIPM) Review was commissioned by Scottish Government and supports the National Performance Framework (NPF) and the introduction of Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs) with local government and their partners.
As part of the Review, NHS Health Scotland has produced a number of tools to support community planning partners in developing SOAs. The tools have been developed to help partners clarify links between outcomes ‘above the water line' in SOAs and the shorter-term outcomes of service delivery that might be included in performance management information ‘below the water line'.
The tools have been developed in collaboration with Scottish Government, NHS Boards, local authorities and third sector organisations. Work has also been undertaken with a small selection of local councils and their partners to understand better how the outcomes approach and tools can be used and made useful within the context of local community planning.
The four main tools developed in the HIPM Review are:
Further information and examples of each of these tools and their intended users are also available, as well as blank templates of the outcomes triangles and multiple results chains for your use.
Physical Activity HIPM Tools
As a result of the Review a series of physical activity tools have been developed based on logic models. The tools are presented alongside a brief commentary setting out the benefits of the logic modelling approach, the content of the models for physical activity and how the models might be used to inform outcomes focused-planning and performance management. The commentary also discusses some of the challanges in using a logic modelling approach.
The National Performance Framework and local SOAs both have strategic health and non-health (e.g. environmental) outcomes related to increased physical activity, such as reduced childhood obesity, reduced heart disease, increased mental health and well-being and greater use of active forms of travel. The purpose of these tools is to identify effective partner contributions that will help achieve these strategic outcomes.