The ‘Keeping me safe and well’ (KMSAW) screen is a risk assessment tool, for service users with learning disabilities. It was developed as part of a human rights healthcare project at Mersey Care NHS Trust, and subsequently picked up by Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, who ran an in-house, six month pilot with 5 service users. Staff and service users alike have benefited from use of this screen which has promoted inclusive practice in risk management.
Clinical Service Delivery
The Cumbria and Lancashire Telestroke Network is a collaboration between six Acute Trusts (across 8 sites) and seven PCTs in Cumbria and Lancashire whose aim was to deliver 24/7 stroke thrombolysis for patients with acute ischaemic stroke in a rural area. This has demonstrated cost-savings on long-term care for the stroke patients, and had a positive impact on the workforce due to improved service delivery.
In August 2010 East Cheshire NHS Trust set up an innovative Supervisor of Midwives (SOM) clinic which includes offering advice to pregnant women regarding birth planning to help support normal births.As well as helping mothers and babies this initiative has led to greater job satisfaction for the midwives and an overall reduction in NHS costs.
The Library Information Health Network (LIHNN), has undertaken a ‘Horizon Scanning’ project which involves producing a series of ‘Current Awareness’ bulletins to summarise new information on best practice, innovation and future risk factors in a series of topic areas, with eighteen titles currently being distributed monthly.
Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are essential to the delivery of high quality patient care, and, as identified in the Francis Report and Cavendish Review, there is a real need to improve the support they receive as well as their development in the workplace.In response to this need the Executive Director of Nursing for Mersey Care NHS Trust initiated the development of a two day mandatory course, ‘Let’s Celebrate Healthcare Assistants: Compassionate Care in Practice’.
The primary aim of the GP Tool is to collect information on primary care practice staff. This includes GPs, nurses, direct patient care workers, practice management and apprentices so that:Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH) can invest in training and education in primary care GP practices are supported in workforce planningCommissioners of services can understand the current and future workforce challenges in Primary CareThe pilot at HEYH has developed a web-based tool to collect and record primary care workforce information.
The first Y&H eLearning awards took place on the 18th June 2014 at the Hilton, Leeds.It was a celebration of the hard work and achievements that have taken place through-out the region.There were six categories in total and a breakdown of winners, runner-ups and nominees.For more information on any of the awards, or to nominate someone for the next eLearning awards please contact:Kate Holliday - Health Education Yorkshire and the Humberemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A national vision and call to action for school nursing services has been recently published and the North West is investing in an implementationprogramme to support the partners involved in this work. The implementation programme is being led by the Child Health Development Programme and the North West Regional Youth Work Unit and wish to hear from all involved partners to explore their views, needs and support mechanisms they would like to see employed in this project. The project will last until the end of the year and will cover all North West areas.
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH) is making significant investment in the recruitment and training of 200 Advanced Practitioners (APs) recruited over the next three years, to be deployed throughout the region to maximise staff potential and help reduce reliance on medical staff. Advanced Practioner Framework To ensure sustainability for the initiative, HEYH are developing a multidisciplinary AP Framework to provide system-wide recognition of these roles, aid transferability between organisations, and support diffusion of best practice.
In 2011 East Cheshire NHS Trust, together with Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCCG), Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire East Council formed a partnership to facilitate integrated care for the population of East Cheshire.The Eastern Cheshire ‘Transforming Workforce in Partnership’ (TWIP) project now forms the initial work programme of the over arching Leadership, OD & Workforce workstream of the integrated care programme.