Community Early Warning System / Intermediate Care – Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT)

2018-04-03T12:23:13+00:00 25 February 2018Dr Bharath Lakkappa (Consultant Geriatrician) - [email protected] @drgeriatrics Categories: #FabSafe, 7 day services, admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, Community nursing, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Never Events, PrimaryCareHome, The HMS Victory Award

In 2005 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) undertook a detailed analysis of 1804 reported serious incidents which resulted in [...]

Outpatient IV therapy improves patient experience and saves bed days

2017-07-09T14:02:25+00:00 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 [...]

Improving Patient Engagement and Information – The Dr Gulliford Business card model.

2017-07-09T14:04:53+00:00 05 July 2016Dr Stephen R Gulliford BSc MB ChB FRCP(London) PgDip(Toxicology), Consultant in Acute medicine and Clinical Director (Unscheduled Care)Categories: 7 day services, Care of the elderly services, Carer support, Celebrating fabness, Compassionate Care, Complaints and saying sorry, DNA of Care, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Preventing delayed discharge

The Francis report [1] recommended that patients have a named clinician who maintains responsibility for their inpatient care. Trusts have [...]