Skills for Health Academy North West have developed an Employment Progression Pathway (EPP) in order to provide six month post-programme support to anyone who has undertaken NHS and publically funded training programmes. The aim is to provide support for participants to successfully apply for vacancies within the North West health and care sector and the wider public sector, and to support organisations retain participants which ensures the consistent availability of applicants for band 1-4 posts.
This case study details the Countess of Chester Hospital’s experiences of rolling out the functionality of manager self service.From the outset, the trust has utilised the full functionality of self service, in addition to integrating the OLM/e-learning functionality, and this has positioned them as one of the leaders across the north west region.Overview:The HR and Wellbeing Business Services (HRWBS) have now fully implemented ESR Manager, Supervisor and Administrator Self-Service for the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust (COCH).
The Healthy Minds Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has developed a pilot project to improve attendance at group therapy sessions by using Florence telehealth application (FLO) to text patients with reminders and prompts to help them manage their recovery. FLO is a text messaging service which uses a protocol that can be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of patients.
The introduction of the Aintree at Home (A@H) Community Therapy led Service in December 2012 was in response the Trust needing to increase the number of medical discharges. This was achieved by facilitating more timely and effective safe discharges and contributing to an improved patient experience by providing continuation of their functional rehabilitation and short term care support in their own/family home. This new model presented an innovative solution to supporting bed capacity management at Aintree.
The project at Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospital NHS Trust aimed to use teleswallowing to link to and provide input to nursing homes remotely. Secondary aim was to provide SLT communication therapy using computer technology, using iPads, laptops and video as a service (VaaS) technology Speech & Language Therapy assessments / interventions for dysphagia are provided remotely into 8 selected nursing homes.
The team has 4 functions:Rapid Response Plus: This is a 72h service linked with Social Services. They provide early supported discharge from hospital or in community placement and reablement.Rapid Response: This is an up to 14 day service. The aim is to facilitate discharge from a ward or step up in community. Early Supported Discharge for COPD patients.Community IV Service: Managed by nursing staff.Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.
Integrated Community Care Teams are based in localities aligned with General Practitioner practice clusters. The multi-professional teams are based within GP premises where possible and monthly MDT meetings occur to discuss patients with the whole team and GPs.
The Countess of Chester's radiology team's development of a new community ultrasound service.The community U/S service was a joint project with CCG to improve the service for rural GP’s.Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.
Community teams working in 5 localities delivering all community based services including supporting reablement, rehabilitation and equipment provision. The redesign has brought together traditionally separate teams to work in an integrated way.Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.
The team use the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) with patients with Parkinson's Disease; a standardised intensive programme of 4 one hour-long sessions per week for 4 weeks. Using new software introduced in the trust (Microsoft Lync) the programme is offered through a mixture of face to face and online webcam sessions (1 face to face and 3 online sessions per week). Clinicians have to complete a course to become qualified in the technique which has to be updated every 2 years.