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NHS Kirklees Principles underpinning approach our to Transforming Community Services Introduction The TCS programme is a complex change programme where good governance and transparency of decision making is essential. The purpose of setting out principles underpinning our approach to change is to ensure that the environment in which to make decisions and deliver change is conducive to a well governed programme and joint working. It will also ensure that we provide consistent approach and that these principles are woven into Terms of reference for all groups. Guiding Principles underpinning approach to Transforming Community Services         

That we have a clear vision for Integrated Community Services that delivers high quality services and improves patient experience and outcomes. That the community services that we commission are sensitive to the needs of patients in the different localities and contributes to reducing health inequalities. The actions we take should be in line with the PCTs vision and values and be consistent with the NHS constitution. In making these changes we deliver value for money, improve efficiency and reduce system wide costs. Our process will deliver clarity of function (what is expected to be delivered) and clarity of form; (how services are delivered including organisational arrangements). We will commit sufficient project resources and leadership time to deliver the change. Demonstrate visible leadership to manage the change recognising the importance of effective communication and engagement Have mutual respect. Acknowledge that 2010/11 is a transitional year and we are seeking to minimise disruption/distraction but ensure the relevant work is completed and services continue to be delivered to the appropriate standard.

TCS principles of working, 200510