Tools & Resources

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.

AHPs working differently: Aintree at home team

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.

WRaPT Update

WRaPT supports and enables workforce redesign – way through when you’ve already made decisions. You can undertake impact assessments of your change on the approach to the size, shape and cost of the modelled workforce required WRaPT can hold and model workforce data from an economy enabling for the first time an ability to workforce that serves your patients.

Champs Public Health Collaborative

Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health at Wirral Council presented an overview of Champs Public Health Collaborative and an overview of Cheshire and Merseyside Intelligence Network at the Cheshire and Warrington Research and Intelligence Collaborative (CWRIC) Conference.The CWRIC work stream forms part of the wider Public Service Transformation ‘Enabling Programme’ which includes a number of themed activities that are intended to create the right conditions to drive transformation across the sub-region.Fiona delivered a presentation to delegates giving an overview of Champs Public Healt

HEE Workforce Planning Guidance 2015/16

Workforce planning is about ensuring that the NHS has the people we need when we need them. With over 1000 different employers across the private, public and voluntary sectors employing 1.4m people in over 300 different types of jobs, workforce planning cannot be the sole responsibility of individual organisations.Download Workforce planning guidance 2015/16 from Health Education England.

Education Horizon-Scanning Bulletin - May 2015

The horizon-scanning blogs and bulletins are an initiative from the LIHNN network of NHS libraries in North-West England. They are not a traditional current-awareness service but aim to highlight the latest developments, trends and technologies which will have an impact on practice in the future. This bulletin is compiled by John Gale, JET Library, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  

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