2c. ACTIVITY JUSTIFICATION
For the integrated care activities selected, the care system must now express why the activities are needed, the benefits they will enable and the disbenefits if not undertaken.
Providing this information helps decision makers understand the importance of undertaking the activities and the risks of not doing them. They will also help provide justification for data use in DPIAs and national data access applications.
You should now demonstrate for each activity:
- the analytical outputs that you intend to produce in relation to your chosen activities
- the benefits of undertaking these activities, in relation to patients and service users, clinicians and those responsible for care co-ordination, planning and commissioning, using the activities benefits map
- The impact or disbenefits of being unable to conduct the necessary activities, in the event that the data was unavailable to you
This information can be recorded in the SUDGT input tool.
HINTS AND TIPS
- Benefits (and disbenefits) are best expressed in relation to the core concepts and principles underpinning the NHS Long Term Plan, such as prevention, delivering integrated care, patient empowerment, community engagement and value for money
- The activities benefits map contains examples of the most common types of analytical output, benefits to be gained from integrated care analysis and the risks posed if data were not available.