Step 1: Drafting out
The simplest place to start is with our current plan. This may need some amendments, such as adding the right number of Choice appointments but it helps to have something to work off.
So either start with a list or print one off or draw a grid to sketch out the week on. Go through the week day by day and decide what type of activities you do and how long you spend on each of them.
- It may be that all your clinical activity is merged into one with no separation into different activity types. For your CAPA capacity plan you now need to decide how much of this clinical activity is going to be Core Partnership and how much in different Specific Partnership segments. This can all be amended later if needed.
- Now put any existing new assessment time / capacity in. This may be amended later in Step 2 when planning Choice appointments across the whole team.
As a reminder here are the activity types
- Core Partnership
- Specific Partnership
- Supervision / supervising Team meetings Management
- Research / audit
- Other Tasks
So a list might look like this…
8.30 – 12.30 Specific Partnership – ADHD
12.30 – 1pm Travel
1pm to 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 – 4pm Choice work
4pm – 5 pm Big Admin
9am to 12.30 Core Partnership
And so on…