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Medical Procedures Unit proves hugely successful

29 May 2017Categories: admission avoidance, Delivering efficiency savings, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Organization development, The HMS Victory Award, Working Smarter

The Medical Procedures Unit at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle has proved to be a huge success in its first [...]

The role of a band 7 Nurse coordinator on the medical take

24 May 2017Categories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, The 5127 Award, The HMS Victory Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, The Rosa Parks Award, The TNT Award

Acute medicine is a challenging and demanding specialty not just in terms of high turnover of patients but also the [...]

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Older People in Acute Care Improvement Programme

16 May 2017Categories: admission avoidance, Compassionate Care, ECIST Network, Emergency care, End of Life Care, FabSocialCareStuff, The HMS Victory Award, The Penguin Teamship Award

With the number of older people increasing in our population, the need to ensure that they receive appropriate care in [...]

LEAD-it – Key Outcomes (University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust)

15 May 2017Categories: admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Emergency care

The LEAD-it team (University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust) have submitted a number of articles describing their Fabulous work recruiting and retaining medical [...]

Surgical Ambulatory Care becomes reality at UHSM

20 March 2017Categories: admission avoidance, Delivering efficiency savings, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) for a number of years have been developing their Ambulatory Care [...]

Supporting patients in primary care rather than the emergency room in Jönköping County Region, Sweden

19 March 2017Categories: admission avoidance, Emergency care, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Global collaboration, Innovation, Organization development, Primary care, Service pathway improvements, The HMS Victory Award

We heard that the UK government is seeking to improve the working systems between primary care and Accident and Emergency [...]

The Blonde has discovered the Safe Haven Cafe

13 March 2017Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, 5yr forward view for mental health 1 year on, admission avoidance, BLONDE, Mental Health Services, Vanguard

  A lot is written about Vanguards, about tearing up the rule books, about thinking differently and often this has sounded [...]

Hospital alcohol team – reducing hospital admissions due to alcohol related issues

16 February 2017Categories: admission avoidance, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, Nursing, Preventing alcohol related hospital admissions, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we canTags:

In 2013 we established a team to tackle the increase in patients being admitted to our hospital with alcohol related [...]

Multidisciplinary review of medication in nursing homes: a clinico-ethical framework

13 February 2017Categories: admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Pharmacy initiatives, Primary care, The HMS Victory Award, The Penguin Teamship AwardTags: , , ,

A multidisciplinary team approach developed by Northumbria Healthcare FT has optimised medicines use in care homes, ensuring that residents or [...]

How Essex County Council is changing the delivery of adult social care support

13 February 2017James Bullion, Director for Adult Operations, Essex County Council, Karen Wright, Care Act Implementation Lead, Essex County Council, Sam Newman, Director, Partners for ChangeCategories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Social Care, The 4 Candles Award

During the past few weeks I’ve written several pieces about the radical changes needed to deliver adult social care support. [...]

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