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Innovation in the NHS: moving beyond the buzzword

21st, June, 2016|0 Comments

“Innovation” is one of the buzzwords of our age. Business leaders, senior managers and even politicians all say they want it. In the NHS its role is officially described as – and I quote – [...]

It’s a lottery

15th, June, 2016|0 Comments

Have you planned your holiday? Looking forward to relaxing in the leather luxury of your favourite airline, enjoying a glass of bubbly?   Ok, it might be sharp elbows, speedy-boarding and nearly two quid for [...]

Wooley………

10th, June, 2016|0 Comments

Sarah Woolaston was a GP, now she is an MP. She was a Brexiter now she is a former Brexiter. She's given them the heave-ho because of the porkies they are telling about £350m a [...]

Jim’s Journey ……. Go Jim Go

9th, June, 2016|0 Comments

 Jim’s Journey: Former NHS communications manager prepares for 630-mile Coast Path walk in aid of local cancer patients   A FORMER NHS communications manager from Mid Devon is preparing to walk 630 miles along the [...]

Latest fab stuff

FabFactFriday focuses on Breast Screening

By | 23rd, June, 2016|Categories: Fabulous Fact Friday|

Breast Screening The HSCIC publishes information about the NHS Breast Screening Programme in England on an annual basis. Women between the ages of 50 and 70 are invited1 for regular breast screening (every three years) [...]

Changing Options Away from Home

By | 23rd, June, 2016|Categories: FabSocialCareStuff|

Enjoying time away from home is being made easier with the launch of a new solution for accessible toilets- Space to Change. Space To Change toilets plug the gap between conventional (Building Regulations Approved Document [...]

Innovation in the NHS: moving beyond the buzzword

By | 21st, June, 2016|Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, News, Safe Staffing, Staff/role initiatives|

“Innovation” is one of the buzzwords of our age. Business leaders, senior managers and even politicians all say they want it. In the NHS its role is officially described as – and I quote – [...]

Case study – Implementing a patient flow bundle

By | 21st, June, 2016|Categories: Awards, Care of the elderly services, clinical guidelines, Compassionate Care, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Multidisciplinary Team Working|

Ensuring that patients don’t stay in hospital for any longer than is clinically necessary frees up capacity in the system but also improves quality of care. Across the UK there are wide variations in length [...]

Dementia Awareness

By | 21st, June, 2016|Categories: Dementia Care, education, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Staff/role initiatives, The TNT Award, Together we can|

My name is Daryl Massey and I'm an assistant practitioner currently working with people living with dementia. Within my workplace we have a number of staff who have experience in the care sector but are [...]

Get It On Time

By | 20th, June, 2016|Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff|

For people who have Parkinson's, getting their medication on time is vital! If they don’t, their ability to manage their symptoms can be lost and there can be serious consequences for them and their families [...]

Paperwork drawers – Keep it simple and standardise

By | 20th, June, 2016|Categories: Delivering efficiency savings, Fabulous Stuff, Organization development, The TNT Award, Working Smarter|

Problem to be addressed Hospital at night team, new doctors and visiting teams often find it difficult to find key items of paperwork such as continuation sheets, anaesthetic chart and fluid prescription charts. On each [...]

RCP – Acute care toolkit 10: Ambulatory emergency care

By | 20th, June, 2016|Categories: 7 day services, admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Emergency care|

Ambulatory emergency care is a streamlined way of managing patients presenting to hospital who would traditionally be admitted. This toolkit outlines the principles and highlights some of the benefits of this emerging care pathway. The [...]

Delirium toolkit

By | 19th, June, 2016|Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventing delayed discharge|

Delirium (sometimes called 'acute confusional state') is a common clinical syndrome affecting 20% to 30% of patients on medical wards, and 10% to 50% of people having surgery. A person may already have delirium when [...]

B3 social space

By | 19th, June, 2016|Categories: Just Do It - Why Nott?, Listening to service users, The TNT Award|

Problem Ward B3 has enclosed cubicles for patients. Impact Mobile patients wanted somewhere to be social and relax away from their cubicle. Idea An unused storage area has been transformed with new décor and furniture [...]

A Whole System Approach to Emergency Care Improvement – The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

By | 17th, June, 2016|Categories: ECIST Network|

Ipswich Hospital has one of the top-performing Emergency Departments in the country. Despite an 11% increase in non-elective admissions, it has delivered the 4-hour emergency access standard over eight consecutive quarters and has regularly been [...]

Haelo Film Festival

By | 16th, June, 2016|Categories: Fabulous Stuff|

At Haelo, we are passionate about films, whether it’s making them ourselves, with partners, or being inspired by other people’s films. We believe films and video content are the future of capturing and sharing knowledge. Join Salford’s celebration [...]

Its all about the booze #FabFactFriday

By | 16th, June, 2016|Categories: Fabulous Fact Friday|

These alcohol FabFacts are provided by www.hscic.gov/lifestyle Alcohol HSCIC data on alcohol are compiled from a variety of sources which give insight into the trends in alcohol use and misuse among school pupils (11 to [...]

An Early Start is the Best Start: Tackling Childhood Obesity in Brent for only £1.55 per child

By | 15th, June, 2016|Categories: dental health, FabCYPStuff, FabSocialCareStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Nutrition, Public health, The HMS Victory Award|

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century (WHO). Within England, the number of children who are obese is increasing and has more than tripled over the [...]

Lets get……..

By | 15th, June, 2016|Categories: Active communities, FabSocialCareStuff, Integrating health and social care, Listening to service users, Preventative Health Care, Primary care/GP service initiatives, Social Care, The 4 Candles Award|

Lets get… project is as self-care model aimed at helping the community of Morecambe Bay to improve their health and wellbeing run by Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group. As part of the ‘Lets get together’ [...]

Dementia pub and café open in Lancashire

By | 14th, June, 2016|Categories: Dementia Care, Fabulous Stuff, The Rosa Parks Award|

During Dementia Awareness Week, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust opened on Friday 20 May a non-alcoholic dementia pub and also dementia café at one of its sites to help patients with dementia feel at home [...]

New guide to help PPGs support online GP services

By | 14th, June, 2016|Categories: digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Primary care/GP service initiatives, The Penguin Teamship Award|

The National Association for Patient Participation (N.A.P.P.), in conjunction with the NHS England programme Patient Online, is launching its latest guide to help Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and their GP practice work effectively together. Making [...]

Using technology to unlock the value of the Information Governance Toolkit

By | 14th, June, 2016|Categories: Fabulous Stuff|

The public’s expectations of the NHS continue to rise in spite of well-documented challenges to the system, such as the rapidly growing population and increasing numbers of elderly people. Meanwhile, a government programme requiring billions [...]

Prime75+ | Tackling Loneliness, Delivering Change

By | 13th, June, 2016|Categories: FabSocialCareStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Integrating health and social care, Listening to service users, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Patient Empowerment, Preventative Health Care, Primary care/GP service initiatives, Psychological Flexibility, The 4 Candles Award|

Prime GP is a comprehensive healthcare organisation which aims to address the increasing pressures placed on the NHS. Run by a team of highly experienced professionals with extensive knowledge across both the clinical and commercial [...]

Lets get……..

By | 13th, June, 2016|Categories: Active communities, FabCYPStuff, Integrating health and social care, Public health, School Nursing, social and sporting collaborations to impact on public health, The TNT Award|

Lets get… project is as self-care model aimed at helping the community of Morecambe Bay to improve their health and wellbeing run by Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group. One aspect of the project is ‘Let’s [...]

End of Life Care Facilitator

By | 12th, June, 2016|Categories: Compassionate Care, End of Life Care, Fabulous Stuff, Listening to service users, Nursing, The Rosa Parks Award|

In 2011 Karen Breese & I, both End of Life Care Facilitators in Shropshire at the time had this work published in an End of Life Care journal, I thought it was worth sharing again [...]

Putting patients in the hot seat

By | 12th, June, 2016|Categories: Compassionate Care, Just Do It - Why Nott?, The TNT Award|

Problem On ward Berman 2 respiratory patients often sit out in their chairs overnight due to respiratory problems. Impact Sitting out for so long can increase the risk of developing pressure ulcers. Idea To apply [...]

South Warwickshire’s whole system approach transforms emergency care

By | 12th, June, 2016|Categories: 7 day services, admission avoidance, ECIST Network, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working|

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has taken a whole system approach to improving its emergency care performance. The impact has been felt across the hospital. Mortality has reduced by nine points and medical outliers are [...]

Jim’s Journey ……. Go Jim Go

By | 9th, June, 2016|Categories: Active communities, News, Staff/role initiatives, The TNT Award|

 Jim’s Journey: Former NHS communications manager prepares for 630-mile Coast Path walk in aid of local cancer patients   A FORMER NHS communications manager from Mid Devon is preparing to walk 630 miles along the [...]

eRedbook for every parent

By | 9th, June, 2016|Categories: Commissioning/Procurement, Digital technology, FabCYPStuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Patient Empowerment, The 5127 Award, Visible leadership, Working Smarter|

Every parent of each new born child in the UK receives a parent held record (Redbook by Harlow Printing) to help them understand the importance of their child's development milestones and record key interventions, such [...]

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