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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, 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. 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, 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 (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 [...]

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 [...]

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