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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 [...]

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 [...]

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