As of April 1 2017, Lancashire Care will work in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council and other voluntary sector providers to deliver the new, fully integrated, Healthy Child Programme.
Following a competitive tendering process, the new programme will build on previous achievements in the borough by bringing together health visiting, school nursing, specialist infant feeding and other third sector services to provide a consolidated public health service for children aged 0-19 years.
As part of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership, we will be providing a combined service for adults that will offer a range of treatments and support all ‘under one roof’. People requiring both drug and alcohol support will no longer need to be re-referred or transferred between services. One phone call will be all it takes to request either service.
As part of NHS England’s New Models of Care programme, West London Mental Health NHS Trust has launched, in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, their programme to provide better integrated care and treatment for children and young people living in North West London and experiencing a mental health crisis.
The CCG launched reviews of some of the services it commissions in February to ensure that everybody in Shropshire has access to healthcare that is safe, high-quality and affordable for the future. [Includes community services review]
Over 700 more practices in England will benefit from having a pharmacist located in their GP surgery covering up to six million patients and helping to free up GP time. Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team by providing expertise on day-to-day medicine issues and providing consultations with patients directly
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has taken direct responsibility for a fifth GP practice, building stronger links between primary and secondary care.
Warstones Health Centre in Upper Penn has joined RWT’s innovative vertical integration project, bringing hospital, community and GP services closer together.
An innovative scheme to help assess older adult patients at the front door of the Emergency Department, has been shortlisted in the 'Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E' category for the upcoming HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017.
This week we expect NHS England to publish a ‘delivery plan’ setting out priorities for the sector over the next two years. No one is quite clear on the detail of this plan yet, but Simon Stevens has indicated that we should expect further detail on the future role of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs).
Advice and Guidance (A&G) is a scheme that connects GPs with hospital specialists via a secure electronic conversation, for advice on patients, without the need to refer a person for an appointment to outpatients.
The scheme was introduced as a pilot between the Trust and the Landscape GP surgery in Garstang in 2014 and is now available across Morecambe Bay. It has expanded since its launch to cover 19 health specialties.
As a result, EMAHSN is working with Entec Health Ltd and Aranz Medical Ltd to implement a new 3D wound imaging and information system called Silhouette® in order to enable routine diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) treatment to be delivered in the community rather than in the acute outpatient setting.
We heard that the UK government is seeking to improve the working systems between primary care and Accident and Emergency teams in England to help reduce pressure on services and cut waiting times for patients.
So we thought you might like to hear about our experiment that has been coproduced between patients, primary care staff, ambulance staff and emergency room (ER) staff in Jönköping County Region. Our scheme is the first of its kind in Sweden.
From April 2017, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust will introduce developments to the way care is delivered in the community and will be investing over £1m to expand community services.
This will double the number of outpatient appointments offered at some community hospitals, provide short term support packages to bridge the gap between home and hospital to over 3000 people and reduce hospital admissions, seeing 350 people through a new frailty assessment service.
Here is a round up under the key themes and areas identified by Simon Stevens with links to services and solutions [some digital] that work.
Includes sections for mental health services, dementia, end of life care, primary care, discharge planning/frailty.
The Leeds Mental Health Flow aims to deliver radical, system-wide, sustainable change to improve quality of care for patients, improve patient experience and improve the system that supports this. We started this improvement journey in September 2016 with a four day rapid improvement event with around 40 clinicians, health workers and managers from across the Leeds health and social care system.
The Strategy Unit (part of Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit) has been commissioned by NHS England to provide tailored reports to each Sustainable Transformation Plan (STP) in the country.
The reports, ‘Making the Case for integrating mental and physical health care’, set out an analysis of the physical health of people who use mental health services: life expectancy, acute service use and the potential for improving quality and using resources more efficiently.
Stefan Williams, a neurology doctor and clinical leadership fellow on the CHC’s Yorkshire programme, told Digital Health News that the data produced as a “natural by-product” of health and social care is a “really rich resource for improving patient’s pathways of care”.
The care home residents in Rushcliffe receive an ‘enhanced’ care package as part of the Principia Partners in Health multispecialty community provider vanguard, which includes regular visits from a named GP and independent support from Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Greater support for care home managers and community nurses is also provided, for example through a peer-to-peer network.
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Board accordingly requested a survey of directors of public health in England to gauge the level of involvement of key local public health staff in local authorities and the NHS. The online survey was conducted during December 2016 and January 2017, and an initial summary analysis of responses was reported to the FPH Board in February 2017.