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Cumbria’s NHS joining forces to get patients up, dressed and moving –

01 June 2017Categories: Active communities, Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Patient Empowerment, Preventative Health Care, Preventing delayed discharge, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we can, Visible leadership

NHS Trusts in Cumbria have joined forces to raise awareness and help patients across acute and community hospitals to get [...]

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 [...]

CCGs launch innovative online services for elderly patients

02 April 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Primary care, The HMS Victory Award

CCGs in northern Staffordshire are rolling out an innovative service linking GPs with their elderly patients and care home staff [...]

MDTea Podcasts

27 March 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, education, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, The 4 Candles Award, The Penguin Teamship Award

There are increasing numbers of frail older patient cared for by our NHS. In these times of reduced funding we [...]

Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust: our approach implementing the SAFER patient flow bundle

09 March 2017Mike Williams - Matron. Ross Fletcher, Deputy Head of Nursing, -Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust, Teresa Emery and Les Porter - Emergency Care Improvement ProgrammeCategories: Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Nursing, Preventing delayed discharge, The 5127 Award

At Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust we have started to implement the SAFER patient flow bundle on one of our care of [...]

Time to Change #endPJparalysis #last1000days #Red2Green

08 March 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, Discharge Planning, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Social Care, The 4 Candles Award

Just imagine  you are a hospital patient, an older hospital patient. You are admitted to your local hospital following a [...]

Skills for Care to evaluate the Care City Quality Improvement Programme

07 March 2017Categories: #NotableNELFT, Care of the elderly services, FabSocialCareStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, Organization development, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award

Care City has appointed Skills for Care to undertake the independent evaluation of its Quality Improvement Programme. The Skills for [...]

Providing high quality, compassionate and continually improving healthcare for older people.

15 February 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, Compassionate Care, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, The HMS Victory Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, The Rosa Parks AwardTags:

We understand compassionate care begins with high quality, safe care delivered by staff who feel well supported to give of [...]

HIP QIP – Hip fracture quality improvement programme. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

14 February 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, clinical guidelines, Delivering efficiency savings, Fabulous Stuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Surgery, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship AwardTags: , , ,

176 hospitals admitted 70,000 patients with hip fracture last year. Ensuring safe, effective and equitable care for this large and [...]

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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