Annual review reporting and how VCare can help
Since 2019, providers of care for people in residential care settings have been tasked to complete an Annual Review of Quality and Safety. Often this Report is seen as labour intensive and time consuming for staff in positions of Management and Administration.
Regulation 23 (1) (d)1 requires a provider to “ensure that there is an annual review of the quality and safety of care and support in the designated centre and that such care and support is in accordance with standards”.
Within VCare multiple reporting options are available ranging from analysing falls to being able to plan care items and identifying ongoing risk areas. Giving staff the ability to access relevant reports will help them perform to the best of their ability and means more effective and timely mining of relevant information.
Good reporting should also typically be:
Informative and fact-based:
Reporting needs to be informative and fact-based in order to be completely accurate and in turn allow facilities to make informed decisions based on results. Reporting that relies solely on opinion and not factual information and hard data can result in bias, human error and ultimately inaccurate and potentially harmful judgements and decisions being made moving forward as a result of these errors. Within VCare there are multiple reporting options ranging from analysing falls to being able to plan care items and identifying ongoing risk areas. Having these options allows facilities to gain the exact information they need in order to make rapid and accurate decisions that ultimately benefit their residents.
Structured and easy to follow:
One of the biggest issues with a when it comes to reporting in the nursing home industry is the time and effort it takes to collate information. Easy access to accurate data is imperative in delivering the highest quality of care to your residents. Data collected needs to be structured and the reports easy to follow for it to provide insight for growth and improvement within your facility.
Include visual aids such as graphs and tables:
Within VCare, multiple reporting options are available from analysing falls to being able to plan care items and identify ongoing risk areas. Within these reports, staff can view the information in both written form and with the help of visual aids and tables. Providing multiple views ensures the information is clear and gives staff the ability to access quickly and understand relevant data that will help them perform to the best of their knowledge and means more effective and timely mining of relevant data.
Organisations using VCare as their resident record management system can benefit from the effective output tools that feed data to their Annual Report. VCare’s new End of year report template ensures data pertaining to Occupancy, Admissions and Discharges, Observations, Assessments, Care Plan Development, Updates and Reviews along with Incident and Complaint Management can be extracted and compiled with ease to provide accurate and effective output, typically in the form of graphs and tables.