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South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT) Frailty Flow Project

18 October 2016Dr Jyothi Nippani - Associate Medical Director - Emergency Care Division, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Categories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, FabSocialCareStuff

South Warwickshire Foundation Trust took part in a Quality Improvement Flow Programme in the over 75s frailty pathway in partnership with Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy and Health Foundation UK. The Key principles of the programme [...]

Intermediate Care Unit opens at Countess of Chester Hospital

18 October 2016Countess of Chester HospitalCategories: ECIST Network, FabChangeDay

A new intermediate Care Unit has opened on ward 34 of the Countess of Chester Hospital that will deliver entirely nurse and therapist-led care. The new service, which launched in July, takes a 24-hour approach [...]

Understanding Patient Demand: A Better Way for the NHS to Work

12 October 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff

The NHS must change the way it operates to effectively meet future challenges. The starting point for improved services at less cost rests on more intelligent use of data to inform future performance improvement through [...]

National ambulatory emergency care conference – 2nd November 2016

11 October 2016Categories: ECIST Network

The BAAEC's (British Association of Ambulatory Emergency Care) Conference on Ambulatory Emergency Care in the UK is scheduled to take place on 2nd November 2016, in Central London. It will be a great and inspiring day. [...]

The 1944 “Simple Sabotage Field Manual” – Lessons for us today

10 October 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care

My colleague and mentor on all things about urgent and emergency care Dr Vincent Connolly recently introduced me to something called the 'Simple Sabotage Field Manual'. I found it absolutely fascinating and if I am [...]

Over-labelled medicines packs to optimise medicines for discharge and improve patient flow

10 October 2016David Campbell, Chief Pharmacist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust Categories: ECIST Network

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust has an emergency care hospital which was designed without having a pharmacy department on site. The system of medicines supply used and the way that pharmacy staff work within the Trust [...]

Sunderland Care Home Residents to Benefit from new digital healthcare monitoring system

09 October 2016Categories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, digital inclusion, Digital technology, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, The 5127 Award

A new programme will transform the way healthcare professionals spot the early signs of illness is being rolled out across Sunderland’s care homes and recently won a prestigious Health Service Journal Award in recognition of [...]

Getting to know the Care Homes Vanguards #TheBlonde

09 October 2016Categories: #FabVanguardWeek, BLONDE, Co-production, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Vanguard

Last week I had the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Care Homes Vanguards, and in particular the work of the NHS Nottingham City Care Home Vanguard. Sally Seeley is the Director of Quality [...]

Welcome to the NHS the LEADit Way

07 October 2016Categories: ECIST Network

Welcome to the NHS the LEADit Way . The University Hospitals of Leicester Emergency (ED) and Acute Medicine (AMU) Departments have launched a new scheme to introduce and support International Medical Graduates ( IMG’s) into [...]

Benchmarking Older People’s Care in Acute Settings

27 September 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Together we can, Working Smarter

Lindsey Ashley is the Communications Manager for the NHS Benchmarking Network and is a strong advocate for benchmarking our NHS services. It is recognised  that older people are a major service user cohort for health [...]


25 September 2016Categories: digital inclusion, Digital technology, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Organization development, Out of Hours Services, The HMS Victory Award, Working Smarter

As part of Better Care Together, Cumbria Health on Call (CHOC) has created a short film introducing the new virtual out of hours GP appointments that can be offered by a state of the art [...]

ECIP / ECIST Rapid Improvement Guides

20 September 2016Categories: ECIST Network

We have developed a series of practical rapid improvement guides for health and social care staff to use to improve urgent and emergency care. Our first set of guides cover (you can find them here) [...]

MADE in Wirral

13 September 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care, Preventing delayed discharge

When Wirral University Teaching Hospitals director of operations (@ChrisOliverNHS) asked his SAFER team how they could support patient flow over the summer bank holiday. They dug deep into the ECIP (Emergency Care Improvement Programme) tool kit identifying a [...]

Directory of Ambulatory Emergency Care for Adults – Latest guidance

07 September 2016NHS Elect - @aec_network Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care

Directory of Ambulatory Emergency Care for Adults Latest guidance for delivery of effective Ambulatory Emergency Care available now The AEC Network, a national body that exists to enable the successful implementation of same day emergency [...]

ECIST / ECIP conference 22nd September 2016 – Manchester

06 September 2016Categories: ECIST Network

ECIST / ECIP conference 22nd September 2016 - Manchester (Radisson Blu Manchester - Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP) Join us for a free conference on improving the urgent and emergency care pathway in the [...]

Red and Green days in a community hospital

01 September 2016Marsha JonesCategories: admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Nursing

Introduction It is recognised and accepted that there is a need to support the wider health economy, and for the Health and Care Trust to play a part in ensuring flow across the whole system [...]

Red and Green Days – Ward 22 at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital

31 August 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care

When the SAFER team at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WUTH) asked Sister Yvonne Whiston and her team on Ward 22 to pilot “red and green days”, they thought that they were being [...]

Can common sense prevail or have we lost the battle? My aunt’s story

24 August 2016Elizabeth MeatyardCategories: Compassionate Care, ECIST Network, FabSocialCareStuff

Wonderful...being  #Alive rather than #Waiting to die! I found myself responding with the tweet above on the subject of care home gardens. I wasn't complaining about the lack of gardens. On the contrary I was suggesting that [...]

Keeping Adults Safely out of Hospital

22 August 2016Categories: #NotableNELFT, Care of the elderly services, ECIST Network, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Primary care, The 4 Candles Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Working Smarter

The Community Treatment Team (CTT), a NELFT NHS Foundation Trust initiative, is made up of nurses (many are independent nurse prescribers), geriatricians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, support workers and administrators. The service provides short-term [...]


10 August 2016Categories: Active communities, ECIST Network, FabSocialCareStuff, Fabulous Stuff, The Rosa Parks Award

Millom’s annual carnival saw the launch of an exciting community project called CHAIN which will bring together all of the brilliant volunteers in the community to link them up with people who need a helping [...]

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