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New Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust (NUH) ward strives to #endPJparalysis

05 February 2017Categories: 7 day services, Care of the elderly services, Co-production, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Just Do It - Why Nott?, Preventing delayed discharge, The 4 Candles Award, The 5127 Award, The Rosa Parks Award

A new ward model is being trialled in NUH (dubbed the Community Ward) within the Health Care of Older People [...]

Outpatient IV therapy improves patient experience and saves bed days

20 December 2016Categories: 7 day services, admission avoidance, Celebrating fabness, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Nursing, Preventing delayed discharge, Primary care, Service pathway improvements, The 4 Candles Award, The HMS Victory Award, Together we can, Valueing Service Feedback

In 2012 we introduced a new service to treat patients who needed intravenous antibiotic therapy. Until then patients requiring intravenous [...]

Impact of Change to a Seven-Day Stoma Care Service

24 August 2016Bird, A., Bharathan, B., Banerjea, A., Whitehead, D. and the Nottingham Stoma Care Team.Categories: #SpecialistNursesAddingValue, 7 day services, FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Just Do It - Why Nott?, Nursing

Background NHS England (2013)1 identified the need for a seven day NHS generating headline grabbing statistics that caused a stir (fig. [...]

Improving Patient Engagement and Information – The Dr Gulliford Business card model.

05 July 2016Dr Stephen R Gulliford BSc MB ChB FRCP(London) PgDip(Toxicology), Consultant in Acute medicine and Clinical Director (Unscheduled Care)Categories: 7 day services, Care of the elderly services, Carer support, Celebrating fabness, Compassionate Care, Complaints and saying sorry, DNA of Care, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Preventing delayed discharge

The Francis report [1] recommended that patients have a named clinician who maintains responsibility for their inpatient care. Trusts have [...]

RCP – Acute care toolkit 10: Ambulatory emergency care

20 June 2016Categories: 7 day services, admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Emergency care

Ambulatory emergency care is a streamlined way of managing patients presenting to hospital who would traditionally be admitted. This toolkit [...]

South Warwickshire’s whole system approach transforms emergency care

12 June 2016Categories: 7 day services, admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has taken a whole system approach to improving its emergency care performance. The impact has [...]

ECIP Quick Guide – Expected Date of Discharge (EDD) and Clinical Criteria for Discharge (CCD)

09 June 2016Categories: 7 day services, clinical guidelines, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff

Introduction Expected Date of Discharge (EDD) and Clinical Criteria for Discharge (CCD) are essential care coordination tools mandated by: The [...]

The East Midlands Emergency Medicine Educational Hub: EM3

26 May 2016Categories: 7 day services, Awards, ECIST Network, Emergency care, The 5127 Award, The HMS Victory Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, The Rosa Parks Award

Nationally all emergency departments are facing similar difficulties:  Growing service pressures and low staffing levels can de-prioritise educational opportunities Patient [...]

LEAD-it (continued) – The experience of international medical graduates

26 April 2016Categories: 7 day services, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Multidisciplinary Team Working

Background For international doctors starting in the UK it is not only daunting but also a complete life changing experience. [...]

The Provision of a 7 day Consultant led service – it is possible? Dr Stephen R Gulliford

04 April 2016Categories: 7 day services, Active communities, admission avoidance, Awards, ECIST Network, Emergency care

The provision of a 7 day service in the NHS has been the subject of many news headlines recently. At [...]

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