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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 (AEC) offer and in January 2016, UHSM looked to expand this with a month long [...]

NEW SCHEME TO HELP PATIENTS RECOVER AT HOME WILL CONTINUE

09 March 2017Categories: Discharge Planning, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Service pathway improvements, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we can

A trial that saw University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) become one of the first Trusts in the UK to work in partnership with Parish Nursing Ministries UK to support patients to [...]

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 the elderly wards. We have used a small cycle of change approach using Plan, Do, Study [...]

‘Eat, Drink, Move!’ Supporting people to keep well during a hospital admission

08 March 2017Categories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Falls Prevention, Nutrition, Preventative Health Care, Preventing delayed discharge, Staff/role initiatives, The TNT Award

Building on good practice in nutrition and hydration … Hospital inpatients often experience poor appetite and reduced food and fluid intake. Frail older people are particularly at risk and account for large proportions of inpatient [...]

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 fall at home, you remember the ambulance arriving, remember being afraid. Not thinking to remember [...]

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 their best. Northumbria Healthcare consistently ranks amongst the best in England, and is highly rated [...]

Learning from Carers – influencing future doctors

14 February 2017Categories: Carer support, ECIST Network, education, Fabulous Stuff, Learning from carers, Listening to service users, Multidisciplinary Team Working, The 4 Candles Award, The HMS Victory Award, Together we can, Valueing Service FeedbackTags:

Northumbria Healthcare Trust, in partnership with Newcastle University, has an international reputation for funding high quality educational research which informs clinical practice. Palliative care and Old Age Psychiatry services had focussed research activity on carer [...]

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 their families are fully involved in any decisions around prescribing and de-prescribing and provided better [...]

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

During the past few weeks I’ve written several pieces about the radical changes needed to deliver adult social care support. I was hoping to provoke a discussion and - happily - I’ve succeeded. Overall, I’ve [...]

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

A new ward model is being trialled in NUH (dubbed the Community Ward) within the Health Care of Older People (HCOP) speciality. This pilot ward trials a new therapy and nursing led approach to managing [...]

Videos to improve patient care in Wales – Competition winners announced!

26 January 2017Categories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff

A competition to encourage suggestions from trainee doctors and dentists across Wales on how video could be used to improve patient care, has now announced the winners. Launched last October by Wales Deanery, BMJ Quality, [...]

Discharge Directory

24 January 2017Categories: Discharge Planning, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Preventing delayed discharge, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we can

At Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) we have developed a single site Discharge Directory where all information related to Discharge including processes, policies, top tips and contact numbers are held. The original idea was [...]

Innovating way of emulating how the older frail person feels within staff training

23 January 2017Categories: Compassionate Care, ECIST Network, education, Fabulous Stuff, The TNT Award, Training

On Scotter Ward we always like to try and use experiential learning in teaching sessions as it makes it much more meaningful to those taking part. We already had a bariatric empathy suit within the [...]

Deconditioning Syndrome Awareness Campaign – Dr Amit Arora

20 January 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, Dementia Care, Discharge Planning, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Nursing, Preventing delayed discharge, Social Care, The 5127 Award

Time to move: Get up, Get Dressed, Keep on moving. Older people, whether in hospitals, care homes or at their own homes, who do not get enough opportunity to mobilize, can have an increased risk [...]

Fylde and Wyre Emergency Falls Vehicle

19 January 2017Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Falls Prevention, Organization development, The 5127 Award, Vanguard

The Fylde and Wyre falls car operates as a collaborative between the North West Ambulance Service and Fylde and Wyre CCG. Manned by a Paramedic and Nurse/Physiotherapist/OT from the local Rapid Response Team. The pilot [...]

Care Home Pharmacists making a difference – the Vanguard way

17 January 2017Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, Care Homes, ECIST Network, Pharmacy initiatives, Vanguard

East and North Herts CCG has developed a Care Home service from a designated pharmacist - this short film provides insights into the rationale for the service development and the outcomes and benefits for care [...]

All Together Better – Recovery at Home – The Vanguard way

16 January 2017Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Vanguard

This great animation that explains how the Recovery at Home service works, and how professionals come together to make sure the people who need the most care are helped to stay as independent as possible, [...]

Health Care Assistants led development of ‘Carers Corners’

11 January 2017Categories: #rdashisfab, Carer support, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, The 4 Candles Award, The TNT Award

Health Care Assistants led development of ‘Carers Corners’ on Hazel and Hawthorne physical health rehabilitation wards at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS Foundation Trust #rdashisfab Our aim: - To provide a supportive space [...]

‘Heading home from hospital?’ – empowering patients at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10 January 2017Categories: Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Emergency care, The 4 Candles Award, The TNT Award

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) has been working with the Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) to improve patient flow. A team from the hospital’s Division A took on board the recommendations from ECIP [...]

Ward Rounds – routine and post take – an analysis

08 January 2017Categories: ECIST Network, The HMS Victory Award, Working Smarter

There are 2 types of rounds. Routine Rounds We have a 26 bed ward, shared between 2 consultants. When one is on leave the other is responsible for all 26 cases. I count the start [...]

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