Tools & Resources

Community Assessment Training

This case study looks at how a Simulation and Clinical Skills team created a training programme designed for staff in community services at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Previously most training had been inappropriate mainly focussing on care in a hospital setting. The team wanted to redress this to give community staff the tools to deliver gold standard care to their patients. In April 2015 they approached the community teams at their governance meeting to ask what bespoke training they felt they needed to best serve their patients.

Student nurse Infection Prevention and Control Management

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)Team have developed a structured five day bespoke placement for third year student nurses incorporating the management outcomes of their final placement relevant to IPC.The Core Outcomes of the placement covers MRSA; Clostridium difficile and Norovirus, which were selected because they are the most common organisms encountered on the wards. Students are also able to suggest two learning outcomes of their own.

The Point of Care Foundation and Health Education England working across the North West: collaboration to deliver Schwartz Rounds

A joint case study produced by Health Education England working across the North West and the Point of Care Foundation looking at the delivery of Schwartz Rounds. In 2013 Health Education England working across the North West identified Schwartz Rounds as an evidence-based intervention that can reduce staff stress, build team cohesion, and improve the capacity of staff to treat patients with empathy and compassion.

Health Visitors Event

This article focuses on a community engagement event held at Sutton Children’s Centre to highlight the role of the health visitor in supporting families in the local community to improve their health and well-being.The aim was to deliver key health messages, in particular focusing on the six high impact areas of health visiting: transition to parenthood; breastfeeding; accident prevention and managing minor illness; healthy weight; and healthy two year olds and school readiness.  

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.

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