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‘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 [...]

Geriatrician review of older people with frailty

22 December 2016Categories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, clinical guidelines, ECIST Network, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Integrating health and social care, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventing delayed discharge, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we canTags: ,

The Royal College of Physicians’ Future Hospital Programme aims to promote new models of delivering medical care in hospital and community settings. The programme is seeking to collect and share examples of teams and individuals [...]

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 antibiotics had to stay in hospital for days and sometimes weeks. This put pressure on [...]

Discharge Assessment Referral Team (DART)

20 December 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventing delayed discharge, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we canTags: , , ,

March Penguin Teamwork Award Winner The idea: How it came about : SEQOL ( a not for profit Social Enterprise www.seqol.org) provide a multi-disciplinary community team within the local acute hospital in Swindon to ensure the safe [...]

iCare Ward team transforms the discharge process for patients

20 December 2016Categories: Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Nursing, Preventing delayed discharge, Primary care, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, The Rosa Parks AwardTags: , ,

Background In Yeovil it was identified that there was  increased demand and the lack of capacity in the community to care for the elderly, an increasing number of patients who were fit for discharge were still [...]

Better Local Care, the MCP vanguard in Hampshire

09 December 2016Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Vanguard

  Whats better local care all about? Well this great animation clearly explains what the MCP Vanguard is all about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoZV3Heoz0M Lets explore some of the MCP service initiatives starting with the Same [...]

The #last1000days from #red2green

05 December 2016Professor Brian Dolan is Director of Health Service Improvement, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand (@brianwdolan)Categories: Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Integrating health and social care, Social Care, The Rosa Parks Award

  Time is the most important currency in healthcare. It manifests in patients waiting, duplication, staff running around looking for things and needless harm being caused. Patient time as the key metric of performance and [...]

The Blonde gets up close and personal with a Vanguard Community Pharmacist …..

05 December 2016Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, BLONDE, ECIST Network, Pharmacy initiatives, Vanguard

In the next in our series of getting to know the people behind the Vanguard programmes I got to ask Rebecca Dobson, Community Pharmacist some questions about what its like to work in a Vanguard [...]

This is how Sussex Community Foundation Trust improved Patient Flow.

02 December 2016Nicola Steggles, Angie Nisbet and Alison WhitehornCategories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventing delayed discharge, Service pathway improvements, Staff/role initiatives, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we can

January 2016 saw unprecedented pressure on the urgent care system with high demand in Sussex for access to the Sussex Community Foundation Trust’s (SCFT) 350 Community Hospital beds. These beds are housed in 12 geographically [...]

High Intensity Users

30 November 2016Categories: admission avoidance, clinical guidelines, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventing delayed discharge, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, Working Smarter

In North Staffordshire, over the last year there have been approximately 700 patients who have spent at least 40 days or more in hospital, who collectively have used more than 47,000 bed which accounts for [...]

East Lancs Falls Response Service…keeping 900 patients out of hospital and in their homes!

15 November 2016Categories: admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Falls Prevention, Service pathway improvements, The HMS Victory Award

Based at Burnley Ambulance Station in East Lancashire, an Occupational Therapist (Rachel Bedwell) and North West Ambulance Service paramedic (Gail Smith) respond to 999 and 111 calls triaged as ‘Green code – Falls with no [...]

Community group helps Millom residents to hope and cope

01 November 2016Categories: Active communities, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, social and sporting collaborations to impact on public health, Social Care, The Rosa Parks Award, Together we can

A group in Millom set up to support those needing extra support is going from strength to strength. The community led ‘Hope and Cope’ group successfully brings together local people with chronic, debilitating or long [...]

Bridging the Gap – a truly integrated approach to Frequent Flyers within Unscheduled Care Services

01 November 2016Anna Sussex - [email protected]Categories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, Delivering efficiency savings, ECIST Network, Emergency care, The 5127 Award

Summary A collaboration between health, third sector, local authority and other agencies has been set up to reduce demand on emergency services by frequent flyers. It bases itself completely within the prudent healthcare premise, working [...]

Bringing community NHS and social care services together in Wigan

30 October 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, The 5127 Award

Community based NHS staff and local authority social workers are working together as part of a new, single team in Wigan to improve care and support for local patients. The Wigan Integrated Community Nursing and [...]

The 3R’s for mental health

27 October 2016Categories: #MagicMorecambeBay, clinical guidelines, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Mental Health Services, The HMS Victory Award, The Rosa Parks Award

Matron Helen Thompson and Joanne Mcguire, Service Manager, at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, led a Listening into Action scheme to improve the care that Mental Health patients receive in the Emergency [...]

Getting patients Home First in Medway

25 October 2016Categories: Care of the elderly services, Delivering efficiency savings, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Organization development, Patient Empowerment, Preventing delayed discharge, Service pathway improvements, Staff/role initiatives, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we can, Working Smarter

The concept of ‘Discharge to Assess’ is not a new one – improving patient flow across the health economy; supporting more efficient discharges; and providing the option for more patients to recover at home are [...]

Healthwatch and NHS event to improve support for people leaving hospital

24 October 2016Categories: Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Organization development, Preventing delayed discharge, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, Together we can

NHS commissioners in Lambeth and Southwark joined with Healthwatch colleagues for a joint event to discuss how to improve the quality of support for people when they leave hospital. The event, Going Home, was attended [...]

Improving antibiotic administration in acute admission settings

21 October 2016Categories: clinical guidelines, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff

Advancing Quality (AQ) is a North West initiative supporting improvement in the clinical care of our patients, reducing variation and saving lives, keeping in line with current research and NICE guidelines. One of clinical focus [...]

Sunderland’s #teamED care for those left behind

20 October 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care, End of Life Care, Fabulous Stuff

Losing a loved one is a painful experience at the best of times; losing a loved one in the chaotic environment of an Emergency Department makes the whole experience more daunting and frightening. Kayleigh Brown [...]

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