Tools & Resources

AHPs working differently: Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team

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.

AHPs working differently: Integrated Assessment Team

Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work with reablement staff, social services and discharge facilitators. The team works over 7 days from 08:30-16:30 and 8.00- 16.00 at a weekend, with patients of any age, but predominantly frail older people. The team covers: Acute Medical Unit (AMU - 56 beds), Clinical Decision Unit (CDU - 12 beds)  the Emergency Department. Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.

AHPs working differently: Community Occupational Therapy Service

Occupational Therapists and Community Assessment Officers (CAO) as part of their role in the Contact Team spend regular time rotating into the Social Services Contact Centre on a monthly basis. The team are employing an innovative approach to integration looking at creating links between all of the community services in Salford (all now under the umbrella of Salford Royal Foundation Trust including social services) to look where they can link up and reduce duplication.Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.

AHPs working differently: Rapid Response Team

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.

AHPs working differently: Teleswallowing project

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.

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