NHS England | April 2019| A leadership programme for nursing home managers in Southampton
A case study recently added to the Shared Atlas of Learning spotlights the work of the Deputy Chief Nurse at Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who developed and implemented a Registered Care Home Manager leadership programme for managers in the local area. The programme has led to transformational improvements for the homes, their staff, residents and carers (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | April 2019 | Transforming ear, nose and throat (ENT) elective care services
NHS England have created the handbook- Transforming ear, nose and throat (ENT) elective care services– to support the improvement of local health and care systems for ear, nose and throat (ENT) elective care services.
The handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform ENT elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. It contains practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range of interventions to ensure patients see the right person, in the right place, first time (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | April 2019 | Transforming urology elective care services
NHS England have developed this handbook- Transforming urology elective care services-to support the improvement of local health and care systems for urology elective care services.
This handbook is for commissioners, providers and those leading the local transformation
of urology elective care services. It describes what local health and care systems can do to
transform urology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. The handbook contains practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range of interventions to ensure patients see the right person, in the right place, first time (Source: NHS England).
HFMA, NHS England & NHS Improvement | April 2019 | NHS efficiency map
The HFMA, NHS England & NHS Improvement have updated and revised the NHS efficiency map.
The map is a tool that promotes best practice in identifying, delivering and monitoring cost improvement programmes (CIPs) and quality, innovation, production and prevention (QIPP) schemes in the NHS. The map contains links to a range of tools and guidance to help NHS bodies improve their efficiency. It is divided into three sections: enablers for efficiency, service efficiency and system efficiency. The map highlights the successes some NHS organisations have had in delivering specific efficiency schemes and provides sign-posts to existing tools and reference materials.
NHS England | April 2019 | Digital tool to help reduce avoidable lengthy stays in hospital
A new digital tool has been developed to enable staff to easily identify care homes that have spaces for patients, this will save hours spent phoning to determine if there is availability.
The new portal, being introduced by councils and the NHS, will mean that patients who require a care home placement will be supported to leave hospital sooner. The tool has been trialled in the North, Devon and Berkshire last year, with over 6000 care home already signed up to use it and now thousands more can sign up to use it.
The Capacity Tracker- a digital portal- is accessible on any device, and takes care homes just 30 seconds to upload details of their available beds, helping health and social care staff to find the right services for individual patients, including those with dementia or a learning disability.
NHS England | April 2019 | GP scheme frees up half a million hours for patients
The Time for Care programme- a programme to help practice teams manage their workload, adopt and spread innovations that free-up clinical time for care, and develop the skills and confidence to lead local improvement- has enabled GP practices to find more time for patients during the last year.
The programme, which will now be rolled out across the country after success in pilot sites, such as in Pickering, North Yorkshire and Chiswick Health Practice, Hounslow; has been extended for three years beyond its initial March 2019 end date and aims to cover three quarters of GP practices by 2022.
The saving of 205,00 clinical hours is the equivalent of 1.23 million GP appointments of 10 minutes each. At an average of £30 an appointment, that represents close to £40 million in time saved. If the same number of clinical hours saved are achieved over the next three years, it would represent around 3.7 million GP appointments – or around £110 million in terms of appointment time saved (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | April 2019 | Improving Value in Specialised Services: Menu of Opportunities
Improving Value in Specialised Services: Menu of Opportunities is a new document from NHS England. It provides an overview of schemes aimed at improving value in specialised services and is aimed at commissioners and providers of both specialised services and other parts of the patient pathway including acute commissioners and providers (Source: NHS England).