IMPROVING THE SERVICES TO PATIENTS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE UNIT| |
SGT EMILY LEWIS-GARWOOD RAMC|
TERMS OF REFERENCE4
ABOUT THE AUTHOR5
Options for Implementation23
Cost Benefit Analysis27
Lt Col J Taylor, Senior Medical Officer and Liz Thurley RGN for their time and
sympathetic help in providing answers to my many questions.
Hannah Beck, Practice Administrator, for her help in compiling the practice statistics.
All the Staff at the McBean Centre for library advice and providing me with
somewhere to work!
TERMS OF REFERENCE
To investigate the feasibility of establishing a well man clinic in order to improve the
service to patients and the effectiveness of the unit.
1. To investigate the current health issues of the male population and the need for
a well man clinic. (Questionnaires, DMICP Data).
2. To research the options for establishing such a clinic
3. To analyse the implications of the options in terms of staff, time, resources and
cost (SWOT Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis)
4. To evaluate the benefits for patients and unit
5. Draw conclusions on the findings and make recommendations on feasibility.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This project is the result of studies that Sergeant Emily Lewis-Garwood RAMC
compiled for a business project to be submitted for the City & Guilds Diploma in
Practice Management, designed by Farnborough College of Technology.
The author has served in the British Army since 1998 and has been active in the
medical field in a number of countries including Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland
She currently works in the Medical Reception Station (MRS) at Army Training
Regiment (ATR) Bassingbourn, the MRS which this project is designed for.
This business project has been produced to see if it is feasible to establish a Well Man
Clinic at Medical Reception Station (MRS) Army Training Regiment (ATR)
Bassingbourn. This includes investigating current health issues, researching the
options for establishing the clinic, analysing the implications, evaluating the benefits
and making recommendations.
The method of research used to investigate health issues was a questionnaire. The
questionnaire was distributed to a wide cross- section of the male population at ATR
Bassingbourn, covering all age groups and ranks. The information gathered from the
questionnaires has aided the assessment of concerns, feasibility and implications.
It found that 43.5 % of the male soldiers questioned were interested and would attend
a well man clinic. The clinic would include physical and mental health advice as well
as information to improve the target groups’ overall health.
A cost benefit analysis to identify financial implications and constraints was
conducted as well as a SWOT analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses of
establishing a well man clinic. PESTLE analysis was used to identify external factors
and help to make strategic decisions.
Recommendations were then made to trial a Well Man clinic with a time allocation of
three hours per week held within the NAAFI complex. An implementation
plan was also formulated.
What is Mens’ Health?
Mens’ Health is the consideration of illnesses, chronic diseases, lifestyle issues and
mental wellbeing of the male population. By influencing positive changes to the
overall awareness of their own health, the male population at ATR Bassingbourn can...