South London MatNeoSIP QI 2nd Network Event:Tools to understand the problem

Quality Improvement (QI) series to learn and gain practical support on how to implement a QI project in Maternity and Neonatal Safety

You are warmly invited to the South London Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP) 2nd Network Event on Wednesday 14th September 2022, 12:30 – 14:00 .

Workshop 2/5 will be focused on understanding the present state through the use of tools such as a fishbone diagram, process mapping and the 5 “Whys”. The aim of this session is to provide a safe environment for the teams to step back, look at the service in detail to understand where the problems are and identify opportunities for improvement.

Recap of the series: This series is fully funded and open to anyone undertaking a QI project on the optimisation and stabilisation of the preterm infant. You will learn the principles and tools of QI and how to apply them in practice in this series of five bitesize sessions aimed at health and care professionals.

Participating multi-disciplinary teams will be supported through an improvement cycle delivered across 5 x 1.5 hour virtual workshops and additional coaching support via the HIN project team over a 12 month programme. Our training and tailored support for each individual service will allow teams to bring their own unique current understanding of their service and suggestions for areas to improve maximising opportunities in:

  • Ensure all babies are born in appropriate care setting for gestation (place of birth) Singleton <27+0 weeks gestation or <800g, or all multiples <28+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure magnesium sulphate is offered to women where preterm birth is imminent or planned <30+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis is offered to women in established preterm labour between 24+0 weeks and 33+6 weeks gestation
  • Ensure antenatal corticosteroids are offered to women in threatened preterm labour <34+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure optimal cord management is received by all babies <34+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure optimal normothermic range (between 36.5-37.5 degrees Celsius) for all babies <32+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure maternal breast milk is received with 24 hours of birth by all babies <34+0 weeks gestation

To make the most out of this QI series, participants should aim to commit to all 5 of the workshops (dates below). Each group will comprise of colleagues from the trusts, with an initial introductory session and four facilitated sessions over the course of the series. Each session will last 1h30mins. Please share this invitation with individuals who may be interested in attending.

  • 29th June 2022 – Workshop 1: Introduction to QI series
  • 14th September 2022 – Workshop 2: Understanding present state – Aim: to provide a safe environment for the teams to step back, look at the service in detail and identify areas for improvement.
  • 7th December 2022 – Workshop 3: Beginning to change – Aim: To begin sharing project plans and ideas.
  • 16th March 2023 – Workshop 4: Early success and refining – Aim: to enable teams to start to refine project plans using their PDSA findings.
  • 15th June 2023 – Workshop 5: Sustain and share – Aim: To share and celebrate success and develop skills and plans for continuous improvement.

Please get in touch with Gemma Dakin if you have any questions – gemma.dakin@nhs.net.

For more information on the National MatNeoSIP please visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mat-transformation/maternal-and-neonatal-safety-collaborative/

MSK Improvement Network

The launch of the first MSK Improvement Network event.

We are delighted to announce the launch of the MSK Improvement Network, which will build upon the success of the Health Innovation Network’s MSK Improvement Forum and Back Pain Forum, giving an opportunity for clinicians and leaders working in musculoskeletal services to come together to discussion improvement and innovation.

The Network will be hosted by Health Innovation Network, South London’s Academic Health and Science Network, and Chaired by Ben Wanless (Consultant Physiotherapist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and Christina Sothinathan (NHS Navigator and Fellow, DigitalHealth.London and Advanced Practice Physiotherapist).

Who should attend?

The MSK Improvement Network is directed towards multidisciplinary professionals across all levels of experience and will focus on learning to inform clinical, research, education and leadership best practice.

When will the event be taking place?

The Network will take place on Friday 24 June 1:30-4:45pm with a face-to-face meeting at The South Wing Lecture Theatre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Speakers at this launch event will include:

    • Dr Ian Bernstein, GP and Regional Clinical Director, NHSEI (London)
    • Keisha Antonopoulos, Director of Multiprofessional Leadership, Surrey Downs Health and Care
    • Matthew Low, Consultant Physiotherapist, University Hospitals Dorset
    • Dr Deborah Harding, Associate Professor, St George’s University of London<
    • Uzo Ehiogu, Consultant MSK Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Founder of Integrated Clinical Strength and Conditioning

 

South London MatNeoSIP Network Event – Intro to Quality Improvement series

Quality Improvement (QI) series to learn and gain practical support on how to implement a QI project in Maternity and Neonatal Safety

You are warmly invited to the South London Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeoSIP) Network Event: Introduction to QI series on Wednesday 29th June 2022, 12:30 – 14:00.

This series is fully funded and open to anyone undertaking a QI project on the optimisation and stabilisation of the preterm infant. You will learn the principles and tools of QI and how to apply them in practice in this series of five bitesize sessions aimed at health and care professionals.

Participating multi-disciplinary teams will be supported through an improvement cycle delivered across 5 x 1.5 hour virtual workshops and additional coaching support via the HIN project team over a 12 month programme. Our training and tailored support for each individual service will allow teams to bring their own unique current understanding of their service and suggestions for areas to improve maximising opportunities in:

  • Ensure all babies are born in appropriate care setting for gestation (place of birth) Singleton <27+0 weeks gestation or <800g, or all multiples <28+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure magnesium sulphate is offered to women where preterm birth is imminent or planned <30+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis is offered to women in established preterm labour between 24+0 weeks and 33+6 weeks gestation
  • Ensure antenatal corticosteroids are offered to women in threatened preterm labour <34+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure optimal cord management is received by all babies <34+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure optimal normothermic range (between 36.5-37.5 degrees Celsius) for all babies <32+0 weeks gestation
  • Ensure maternal breast milk is received with 24 hours of birth by all babies <34+0 weeks gestation

To make the most out of this QI series, participants should aim to commit to all 5 of the workshops (dates below). Each group will comprise of colleagues from the trusts, with an initial introductory session and four facilitated sessions over the course of the series. Each session will last 1h30mins. Please share this invitation with individuals who may be interested in attending.

  • 15th June 2022 – Workshop 1: Introduction to QI series
  • 15th September 2022 – Workshop 2: Understanding present state – Aim: to provide a safe environment for the teams to step back, look at the service in detail and identify areas for improvement.
  • 7th December 2022 – Workshop 3: Beginning to change – Aim: To begin sharing project plans and ideas.
  • 16th March 2023 – Workshop 4: Early success and refining – Aim: to enable teams to start to refine project plans using their PDSA findings.
  • 15th June 2023 – Workshop 5: Sustain and share – Aim: To share and celebrate success and develop skills and plans for continuous improvement.

Please get in touch with Gemma Dakin if you have any questions – gemma.dakin@nhs.net.

For more information on the National MatNeoSIP please visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mat-transformation/maternal-and-neonatal-safety-collaborative/

FREED Network Shared Learning Conference 2022

*Save the Date* FREED Network Shared Learning Conference 2022

Tackling youth mental health crises: Helping young people help themselves

Digital peer support has been evaluated by the Anna Freud Centre and found to improve mental health in young people.

Innovative mental health solutions are desperately needed as 1 in 6 young people now has a mental health disorder and 76% of young people with mental health issues never get any support at all.

Join this free interactive national webinar to find out how digital peer support is transforming outcomes for young people with mental health issues.

MeeToo, one of the winners of the 2022 SBRI Healthcare – Competition ‘Mental Health Inequalities in Children and Young People’ have developed a scalable mental health intervention which delivers fully moderated, anonymous, peer support to young people aged 11-25 via the MeeToo app, and provides the NHS and schools with transparent metrics on engagement, impact and outcomes.

The MeeToo Mental Help Service integrates with existing care pathways, to extend support and reduce the burden on overstretched services.

At this webinar you will:

  • Learn about the MeeToo Mental Help Service and the benefits of digital peer support for young people
  • Understand how digital provision helps break down the barriers to support for marginalised, or minority groups
  • Meet experts from the Anna Freud Centre who will discuss the results of their recent independent evaluation of the MeeToo app.
  • Hear about successful case studies demonstrating improved mental health and wellbeing in young people using the MeeToo Mental Help Service.
  • Network with colleagues nationally and enhance your subject matter expertise

Chair: Dr Nicola Reynolds – Deputy Clinical Director for Mental Health, Health Innovation Network and Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Guest Speakers:

  • Suzi Godson – Co-CEO, MeeToo Education Ltd and Journalist at The Times
  • Dr Kerstyn Comley – Co-CEO, Mee Too Education Ltd
  • Professor Julian Edbrooke Childs – Head of Digital Development and Evaluation, Anna Freud Centre, Professor of Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University College London and Co-research Lead, Child Outcomes Research Consortium

Acknowledgements: This webinar is hosted by the Health Innovation Network as part of the SBRI funding awarded to the MeeToo Mental Help Service.

Who should attend?

The event is open for registration to stakeholders with an interest and subject matter expertise in children and young people mental health, for example people with lived experience with mental health services, NHS Trusts, Private and Independent Mental Health Providers, Universities / Academic organisations, CCG and Local Authority Commissioners, Public Health, Social Care Organisations, GPs, Voluntary Organisations / Third Sector, relevant industry, Health Education England, Healthy London Partnership, Kings Health Partners, AHSNs, NHSEI, and other relevant stakeholders.

How will I join the online webinar?

The online webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you 3 days before the webinar takes place and again on the morning of the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded.

About the HIN:

The Health Innovation Network is south London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), established by NHS England. Find out more here.

Do you have a question?

Please email George.Croft@nhs.net.

South London Managing Deterioration Clinical Network Event

You are warmly invited to the next South London Managing Deterioration Clinical Network event

You are warmly invited to the second South London Managing Deterioration Clinical Network, on Thursday 31st March at 12- 1pm, hosted by the Health Innovation Network.

This event will include a panel discussion on the new NEWS2 CQUIN: CCG3 Recording of NEWS 2 score, escalation time and response time for critical care admissions

We will also be hearing from colleagues within the care home space to tell us their experience of rolling out deterioration tools in care homes.

Following our successful network launch in November 2021 – staff, colleagues, and experts by experience from across the system will come together to share insights, learning and practical examples of improving safety in managing deterioration

What to expect:

• A panel discussion with representation from Acute and Critical Care teams across South London

• Insights from care home colleagues about their experience of using deterioration tools.

• Stimulating discussion: We want to hear your insights, experiences, and challenges in managing deterioration and create space for you to connect with colleagues across the system• Next Steps: how we plan to further develop the network and ensure there is representation across the system

Please do pass this invitation on to any other colleagues who may be interested in attending. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

About the network: The Managing Deterioration Clinical Network was launched in November 2021 and takes a system-wide approach to addressing challenges faced when managing deterioration and extends across the entire patient pathway.

Building on from previous initiatives, the Network is a supportive and collaborative space in which colleagues can learn from each other, share successes, and open channels of communication at the interface of services to tackle challenges.

Who should attend?

We welcome representatives from adult and paediatric primary, secondary and community care, London Ambulance Service and 111, urgent response teams, and care homes, to develop the network and ensure contributions from across key services in managing deterioration. We also warmly welcome patients, service users and experts by experience to bring your insights and perspectives of the system.

Come and have your say by joining a network that will work for you and help improve the management of deterioration across south London.

This event will be hosted on zoom and will be recorded.

Mental Health Patient Safety Network – Reducing Racial Inequalities

You are warmly invited to the second South London Mental Health Patient Safety Network event – 7th March, 15:00 -17:00

Join us for this interactive network event designed to bring together individuals across the system with the shared goal of improving mental health safety, brought to you by the Health Innovation Network (HIN) in partnership with experts by experience, Oxleas, South West London & St George’s and South London and Maudsley NHS Trusts.

Following our successful network launch in October 2021 – staff, people with lived experience, voluntary sector partners and colleagues across the system will come together to share insights, learning and practical examples of improving safety in mental health, with a particular focus on reducing racial inequalities.

What to expect:

  • Co-chairs Dr Muj Husain, Clinical Director for Mental Health, HIN, and Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Christine Kapopo, Associate Director of Nursing at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, will welcome us and guide us through the session
  • Experiential lens: You will hear from patients, carers and staff on their experience of mental health safety and racial inequalities
  • Innovations in practice: You will have chance to hear directly from colleagues about leading examples of work locally
  • Stimulating conversation: We want to hear your insights, experiences and challenges in mental health safety and create space for you to connect with colleagues across the system

Watch this space as our expert speakers are announced.

What do I gain by joining?

You will take away a range of practical examples, ideas and techniques in improving safety in mental health, ready to share with colleagues and test locally. By joining our Patient Safety Network you will also be able to create meaningful connections with individuals across the system whom share our collective goal of improving safety.

Who should join?

This event welcomes people who share our goal of improving mental health safety. Registration is open to people with lived experience of mental health services, including carers, clinical and managerial staff from NHS, independent and private health and social care providers, commissioning leads, local authorities, voluntary sector partners, police, emergency services and other system partners.

Please share this invitation with individuals who may be interested in attending.

How will I join this virtual meeting?

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. All registered participants will receive the invitation link one week prior to the event starting and again, 24 hours before the event commences.

Want to know more?

Read more about the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme here .

Who to contact?

Please get in touch with George Croft if you have any questions – George.Croft@nhs.net.

Maternity and Neonatal Patient Safety Network Event: South London

You are warmly invited to the *FIRST* Maternity and Neonatal Patient Safety Network event – Wednesday 12th January 2022, 12:00 – 13:30

Join us at this free, interactive network event, brought to you by the Health Innovation Network in partnership the NHSE/I National Patient Safety team with staff, experts by experience, and anyone passionate about improving maternal and neonatal outcomes as we come together to share insights, learning and practical examples of improving safety.

Agenda

Chair, Dr Anita Banerjee, obstetric physician, diabetes and endocrinology consultant, Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital. Our first event will focus on exploring local priorities and co-design the network.

What will I gain?

We hope to create stimulating conversations around maternity & neonatal safety improvement. You will have chance to hear directly from colleagues about leading examples of work locally, as well as discuss some of your own insights, experiences and challenges.

We will also be introducing the national Maternity & Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme and what future opportunities lie ahead for south London.

Who should join?

This event welcomes people who share our goal of improving maternity & neonatal safety. Registration is open to people with lived experience of Maternity or Neonatal services, including carers, clinical and managerial staff from NHS, independent and private health and social care providers, commissioning leads, local authorities, voluntary sector partners and other system partners.

Please share this invitation with individuals who may be interested in attending.

How will I join this virtual meeting?

This event will be held virtually on Zoom. All registered participants will receive the invitation link one week prior to the event starting and again, 24 hours before the event commences.

Please get in touch with Gemma Dakin if you have any questions – gemma.dakin@nhs.net.

The Maternal & Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNatSIP) is led by the NHSE/I National Patient Safety team and covers all maternity and neonatal services across England; supported by 15 regionally–based Patient Safety Collaboratives the programme aims to:

– Improve the safety and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care by reducing unwarranted variation and providing a high-quality healthcare experience for all women, babies and families across maternity and neonatal care settings in England.

– Contribute to the national ambition, set out in the NHS Maternity Transformation Programme and the National Maternity Review (Better Births) of reducing the rates of maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths, and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025.

For more information please visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mat-transformation/maternal-and-neonatal-safety-collaborative/

Remote Consultations in Mental Health: Innovation in Practice

Join to hear clinicians from three South London Mental Health Trusts present their innovative approaches to remote consultations

Covid-19 has meant significant changes in how mental health services have been delivered, with a shift from face-to-face appointments to video and telephone consultations. In this free webinar, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust come together to share their innovations that are making a difference.

Chair: Professor Fiona Gaughran – Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service and Director or Research and Development, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Guest Speakers:

  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust: Staying Connected with Service Users – A Digital Dashboard
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust: Providing Remote Behavioural Support for ADHD to Parents
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust: How do we perceive remote consultations? – a staff and patient survey
  • South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust: Recovery Colleges – Virtually Self-Managing Mental Health

This webinar is funded by the Q Network and is free to attend.

Who should attend?

The event is open for registration to stakeholders including, people with lived experience with mental health services, NHS Trusts, Private and Independent Mental Health Providers, Academic organisations, CCG and Local Authority Commissioners, Public Health, Social Care Organisations, GPs, Voluntary Organisations / Third Sector, relevant industry / digital organisations, Health Education England, Healthy London Partnership, Kings Health Partners, AHSNs, NHSEI, and other relevant stakeholders.

How will I join the online webinar?

The online webinar will take place via Zoom Webinar. A link will be emailed to you 3 days before the webinar takes place and again on the morning of the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded.

About the HIN:

The Health Innovation Network is south London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), established by NHS England. Find out more here.

Do you have a question?

Please email George.Croft@nhs.net

LGBTQ+ and Eating Disorders Table Talk

Do you identify as LGBTQ+ with lived experience of an Eating Disorder? Share your experiences and help us to improve access to treatment.

The Early Intervention Eating Disorders Programme, led by the AHSN network, is currently supporting mental health teams across England to speed up diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in young people using the FREED model (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders). As part of this, we are also looking to highlight and reduce barriers young people face to treatment.

Join us and tell us about your:

  • Experiences of accessing eating disorder services
  • Successes and concerns
  • Ideas on how to improve services to achieve better outcomes.

If you identify as LGBTQ+, are 16+ and have lived experience of an Eating Disorder (either past or present), then join us and share experiences, stories, successes, struggles and advice.

Your stories and advice will form part of a resource pack for health professionals, aiming to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and improve care.

If you have any queries or questions about this event, please contact Laura Walton at hin.equality.ed@nhs.net.

GP Round Table Event: Improving care for young people with eating disorders

Help shape the future of care for young people at risk of or living with an eating disorder

We are inviting the South London GP and primary care community to share their experiences and contribute to the development of a brand new e-learning resource. Our aim is to improve care and support for young people typically under-represented in eating disorder services.

 

Background

Literature and our own research has shown that a number of population groups are experiencing inequalities and barriers when seeking help and accessing treatment for eating disorders. The AHSN National Early Intervention in Eating Disorders Programme is developing an e-learning resource for health professionals to highlight these inequalities and improve care for all young people at risk of or living with an eating disorder.

The discussion will focus on:

  • Current challenges in general practice which impact on care and access to eating disorder services
  • The role of GPs in identifying young people at risk of eating disorders not typically represented in the literature and services
  • Recommended changes in practice across primary and secondary care to support GPs in providing safe and timely care for young people with eating disorders
  • How best to promote the e-learning resource to GPs and primary care colleagues, to ensure maximum engagement and impact

Patient voice is a key part of this work. We have consulted with young people from BAME and LGBTQIA+ communities and higher weight individuals with lived experience of an eating disorder and asked these groups to share their stories with us. Now we want to hear your experiences as GPs working in this space.

 

Help us to improve care for ALL young people, together, by joining our virtual roundtable on Monday 6 December, 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Who should attend?

The event is open for registration to GPs and all primary care staff working in south London, Royal College of GPs, Health Education England, and NHS England.

How will I join the online round table?

The online round table will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you 3 days before the round table takes place and again on the morning of the round table.

About the HIN:

The Health Innovation Network is south London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), established by NHS England. Find out more here. Click here for more information about our National Early Intervention Eating Disorders Programme.

Do you have a question?

Please email George.Croft@nhs.net

South London Managing Deterioration Network Co-design event

We are delighted to invite you to the launch and co-design of the Managing Deterioration Clinical Network for south London.

We are delighted to invite you to the launch and co-design of the Managing Deterioration Clinical Network for South London, hosted by the Health Innovation Network.

Taking place on Thursday 25th November 12-1.30pm, we will be joined at the event by our keynote speaker, Dr Matt Inada-Kim, national clinical lead for deterioration and sepsis – NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The Managing Deterioration Clinical Network will take a system-wide approach to addressing challenges faced when managing deterioration and extends across the entire patient pathway.

Building on from previous initiatives, the Network represents a new phase of work within the national programme. It is a supportive and collaborative space in which colleagues can learn from each other, share successes, and open channels of communication at the interface of services to tackle challenges.

Who should attend?

We are reaching out to representatives from adult and paediatric primary, secondary and community care, London Ambulance Service and 111, urgent response teams, and care homes, to develop the network and ensure contributions from across key services in managing deterioration.

Come and have your say in designing a network that will work for you, and help improve the management of deterioration across south London.

How will I join the online event?

The online event will take place via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you 3 days before the event takes place and again on the morning of the event.

This event will be recorded.

About the HIN:

The Health Innovation Network is south London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), established by NHS England. Find out more on https://healthinnovationnetwork.com/

Do you have a question?

Please email hazel.steele@nhs.net

Joining details will be sent to attendees a week prior to the event.

Co-Production with Patient Safety Specialists

Join us for an online discussion of Co-production: Healthcare improvements in partnership with patients and the public

Co-production: Healthcare improvements in partnership with patients and the public

We invite you to come along to this session to:

• Gain advice on how to work meaningfully with patients and the public as true partners to bring about improvements in healthcare

• Find out how to recruit patient safety partners and work with patients

• Hear examples and gain insights into how this has been done in practice

Remote Consultations in Mental Health: Promoting the Patient Voice

Join this webinar to learn more about meaningful pubic and patient involvement in our Remote Consultations in Mental Health project.

Join our experts by experience at this FREE national online webinar. This webinar will demonstrate how our experts by experience have informed and influenced this Remote Consultations in Mental Health programme. This webinar is funded by the Q Network.

Covid-19 has meant significant changes in how mental health services have been delivered, with a particular shift from face-to-face appointments to video and phone consultations. Our project, based in South London, seeks to build understanding of the impact of these changes.

Chair: Professor Nick Sevdalis – Director, Centre for Implementation Science and Deputy Head of Department, Health Service and Population Research Department – King’s College London

Guest Speakers:

• Experts by Experience – Lana Samuels , Melanie Getty McManus, Paul Lennon, and Sarah Markham

• Others to be confirmed

What will I gain?

• Gain advice on how to work meaningfully with patients and the public as true partners to bring about improvements in healthcare

• How to get the basics right and create psychological safety when working with experts by experience

• Hear examples and gain insights into what helped and hindered patient involvement in practice throughout the Remote Consultations in Mental Health: Learning from Evaluation project

• Connect and build relationships with Q members nationally in a supportive learning environment and share opportunities, challenges and ideas.

Who should attend?

The event is open for registration to stakeholders including, people with lived experience with mental health services, NHS Trusts, Private and Independent Mental Health Providers, Academic organisations, CCG and Local Authority Commissioners, Public Health, Social Care Organisations, GPs, Voluntary Organisations / Third Sector, relevant industry / digital organisations, Health Education England, Healthy London Partnership, Kings Health Partners, AHSNs, NHSEI, and other relevant mental health stakeholders.

How will I join the online webinar?

The online webinar will take place via Zoom Webinar. A link will be emailed to you 3 days before the webinar takes place and again on the morning of the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded.

About the HIN:

The Health Innovation Network is south London’s Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), established by NHS England. Find out more here.

Do you have a question?

Please email George.Croft@nhs.net

HIN Improvement Academy – Teaming: Teamwork on the Fly

Join us for an interactive workshop as part of the Health Innovation Network and Q Network’s Improvement Academy series.

With Ellie Wharton and Hazel Steele (Project Managers, Health Innovation Network, Patient Safety and Experience Team)

In today’s fast-moving, unpredictable and global world, you cannot rely on stable teams and established patterns to get the work done. From your local ED to international research, ambitious architectural design and earthquake response operations, Teaming – or teamwork on the fly – is defining a new way of working. Teaming is a flexible and dynamic approach to team working. It’s a way to gather experts from far-flung divisions and disciplines into temporary high-functioning groups to tackle unexpected and complex problems and identify emerging opportunities. In health and social care, more and more we are expected to work quickly and efficiently with a diverse range of individuals and organisations, learning on the go, while meeting the needs of our patients and colleagues. Building on the principles of good project management and adaptive leadership, this session will discuss the key principles of teaming, how to use it and why it’s essential in the modern world. Topics include: structuring groups, defining interdependencies, building psychological safety and embracing failure. Join us to learn more and share your own experiences.

About the HIN Improvement Academy – Connecting Q Members Locally

The Health Innovation Network’s Improvement Academy was developed for Q members to create a supportive learning environment and facilitate a social space that generates meaningful connections.

Our aims:

– Build interest, capability and confidence in key areas of quality improvement

– Create a supportive learning environment for Q members to learn and share together (including opportunities to share challenges and ideas)

– Enable Q members across south London to build relationships and form supportive networks

– Connect Q members with expert resources locally

South East London Primary Care Lipid Management Educational Webinar

An educational webinar for those working in primary care on lipid management.

Specialist pharmacists from across SEL will discuss:

1. Use of high intensity statins in primary and secondary prevention of CVD

2. Statin intolerance, shared decision making and statin hesitancy

3. Lipid clinic referral criteria and alternative options for the reduction of cholesterol and CVD risk

4. Introduction to new pathways for SEL, NICE guidance and UCLPartners pathways for lipid management

5. Q&A

Numbers are limited so please sign up as soon as possible.

Please contact your local borough medicines management teams for further information.

South East London Primary Care Lipid Management Educational Webinar

An educational webinar for those working in primary care on lipid management.

Specialist pharmacists from across SEL will discuss:

1. Use of high intensity statins in primary and secondary prevention of CVD

2. Statin intolerance, shared decision making and statin hesitancy

3. Lipid clinic referral criteria and alternative options for the reduction of cholesterol and CVD risk

4. Introduction to new pathways for SEL, NICE guidance and UCLPartners pathways for lipid management

5. Q&A

Numbers are limited so please sign up as soon as possible. This event will be recorded and sessions will be repeated in October 2021.

Please contact your local borough medicines management teams for further information.

South London Mental Health Patient Safety Network

You are warmly invited to the *FIRST* South London Mental Health Patient Safety Network event – 13 October, 15:30 -17:00pm

You are warmly invited to the *FIRST* South London Mental Health Patient Safety Network event, brought to you by the Health Innovation Network in partnership with Oxleas, South West London & St George’s and South London and Maudsley NHS Trusts.

South London Mental Health Patient Safety Network

Date: Wednesday 13 October 2021

Time: 15:30 -17:00 – Virtual meeting

Join us at this free, interactive network event, where staff, experts by experience, voluntary sector partners and colleagues across the system come together to share insights, learning and practical examples of improving safety in inpatient mental health settings.

What will I gain?

At the South London Mental Health Patient Safety Network event, we hope to create stimulating conversations around mental health safety improvement. With a specific focus on reducing restrictive practice, you will have chance to hear directly from colleagues about leading examples of work locally, as well as discuss some of your own insights, experiences and challenges.

You will takeaway a range of practical examples, ideas and techniques in improving safety in mental health settings, ready to share with colleagues and test locally.

We will also be introducing the new, national, Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP), the south London Reducing Restrictive Practice Quality Improvement Collaborative and what future opportunities lie ahead for south London.

Watch this space for future updates and what expert speakers we have in store.

Who should join?

This event welcomes people who share our goal of improving mental health safety. Registration is open to people with lived experience of mental health services, including carers, clinical and managerial staff from NHS, independent and private health and social care providers, commissioning leads, local authorities, voluntary sector partners and other system partners.

Please share this invitation with individuals who may be interested in attending.

How do I get involved?

Join us on 13th October to be part of the conversation.

This event will be held virtually, via MS Teams or Zoom. All registered participants will receive the invitation link one week prior to the event starting and again, 24 hours before the event commences.

Please do contact us in the meantime if you have any questions or ideas.

Please contact George.Croft@nhs.net.

Who are the Health Innovation Network (HIN)?

The HIN is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England. The HIN’s geography covers the 12 south London boroughs. We are an NHS organisation with a mission to speed up the best in health and social care through spread and adoption, sharing best practice and redesigning existing pathways to benefit patients and the community. We are a network of networks, collaborating with health and social care, voluntary organisations, academia, and industry.

What is the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (MHSIP)?

MHSIP is a 3-year national programme commissioned by NHS England & Improvement. The programme focusses on supporting the testing, scale up and spread of change ideas designed to improve safety in inpatient mental health settings.

Building on the work of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, the programme has three priorities:

1. Reducing Restrictive Practice

2. Reducing Suicide and Self-Harm

3. Improving Sexual Safety

This programme is underpinned by the principles of: quality improvement, co-design with people with lived experience, engaging with inequalities and sharing learning.

The Health Innovation Network are responsible for delivering this programme in partnership with Oxleas, South West London & St George’s and South London and Maudsley NHS Trusts, and partners.

Read more here

We welcome your thoughts, reflections and ideas.

Please get in touch with George – George.Croft@nhs.net.

Remote Consultations in Mental Health: Consolidating Findings and Learnings

Join like-minded people to learn from our findings around the advantages and challenges of remote consultations in mental health.

We have combined the findings from the rapid shift from face to face to remote consultations in mental health from pre-Covid-19 and during Covid-19 literature reviews, patient and staff surveys and real-time evaluations. A co-hosted webinar with Health Innovation Network and the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, the event will focus on our findings and the potential implications for the future of telemental health.

Chair: Noushig Nahabedian, Head of Quality Improvement & SLaM Partners, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Guest Speakers include:

  • Dr Julie Williams, Post-Doctoral Research Worker, Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London.
  • Professor Fiona Gaughran, Psychiatrist and R&D Director, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust .

The event is open for registration to stakeholders including, people with lived experience, NHS Trusts, Private and Independent Mental Health Providers, Academic organisations, CCG and Local Authority Commissioners, Public Health, Social Care Organisations, GPs, Voluntary Organisations / Third Sector, relevant industry / digital organisations, Health Education England, Healthy London Partnership, Kings Health Partners, AHSNs, NHSEI, and other relevant mental health stakeholders.

This webinar is funded by Q, part of The Health Foundation.

For further information or to submit a question, please email George.croft@nhs.net

Please note that this webinar will be recorded and distributed to all who sign up.

Group MANTRA for Eating Disorders Shared Learning webinar

Do you work in Eating Disorder services? Join us to learn about the adaptation of the Anorexia Nervosa treatment – MANTRA in group settings.

Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) typically struggle in social and emotional contexts. One leading NICE recommended treatment approach to support management of emotions is MANTRA – The Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults.

There is growing interest in understanding whether MANTRA can be effectively adapted and delivered in a group context, to provide opportunities for individuals to practice experiencing and managing emotions amongst others in a group setting.

Delegates will hear from experts who successfully piloted and now deliver MANTRA in group settings. The webinar will:

• Share emerging evidence demonstrating how MANTRA treatment delivery can be translated into an integrated group-based model, drawing on theories of emotion regulation in context, dramatherapy methods and experiential treatments such as schema therapy.

• Provide experiential examples within the session to demonstrate ‘real life’ aspects of a group MANTRA session

• Provide guidance on how Group MANTRA complements the Anorexia Nervosa treatment plan and its current limitations

• Include a panel discussion: delegates are encouraged to submit questions prior to the webinar to be answered and discussed at the event

Guest speakers include:

• Mary Franklin-Smith, Dramatherapist and Innate Health Coach, Connect

• Helen Startup, Clinical Psychologist, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Professor Ulrike Schmidt (Professor of Eating Disorders, Kings College London & Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) and Dannielle Glennon (Clinical Lead and FREED National Co- Lead, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) will join the Q&A panel discussion.

Recommended pre-webinar reading:

The Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): a feasibility case series of an integrated group based approach | Journal of Eating Disorders | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)

If you would like any further information or would like to submit a question, please email george.croft@nhs.net

Please note that this webinar will be recorded and distributed to all who sign up.

LGBTQ+ and Eating Disorders Table Talk

Do you identify as LGBTQ+ with lived experience of an Eating Disorder? Share your experiences and help us to improve access to treatment.

The Early Intervention Eating Disorders Programme, led by the AHSN network, is currently supporting mental health teams across England to speed up diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in young people using the FREED model (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders). As part of this, we are also looking to highlight and reduce barriers young people face to treatment.

Join us and tell us about your:

  • Experiences of accessing eating disorder services
  • Successes and concerns
  • Ideas on how to improve services to achieve better outcomes.

If you identify as LGBTQ+, are 16+ and have lived experience of an Eating Disorder (either past or present), then join us and share experiences, stories, successes, struggles and advice.

Your stories and advice will form part of a resource pack for health professionals, aiming to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and improve care.

If you have any queries or questions about this event, please contact Laura Walton at hin.equality.ed@nhs.net.

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice Training

About this Event

Joint Pain Advice (JPA) training is provided by the Health Innovation Network (HIN). The training is for professionals to enable them to provide the Joint Pain Advice model of care.

Joint Pain Advice is a model of care which can be offered to individuals experiencing knee and/or hip osteoarthritis and/or chronic low back pain to support them to understand more about their condition and the ways it can be self-managed.

The Joint Pain Advice approach is based on guidelines for osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain therefore these are the conditions discussed in this training and for which the Joint Pain Advice information and support is intended for.

Who is the training for?

The training is suitable for both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals to enable them to offer the Joint Pain Advice approach alongside their current roles.

The training provides the skills and information required to offer the Joint Pain Advice intervention, a series of collaborative appointments providing supported self-management.

The training is also open to individuals who are not able to provide structured supported self-management but would like to improve their knowledge, skills and awareness about knee and hip osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain to support individuals they work with on a more opportunistic basis and/or as a signposting role.

However, it is important to note, this course is not suitable as a general information session.

For more information about Joint Pain Advice

Visit our website: https://healthinnovationnetwork.com/projects/joint-pain-advisor-exploring-a-new-model-of-care-for-chronic-joint-pain/

or email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net

Training information:

Duration: ½ day (4 hours)

Course requirements: Whilst there are no essential prerequisites for this course, we recommend the following previous experience in order to gain the most from the course and feel confident to provide Joint Pain Advice.

• Experience of supporting people with long-term health conditions (including musculoskeletal conditions)

• Experience of delivering health and/or lifestyle coaching

• A willingness and desire to support people living and working in the community to self-manage their chronic joint and/or back pain

Course overview:

• Osteoarthritis, low back pain and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines

• The Joint Pain Advice model: theoretical foundations, evidence base, principles and structure

• Joint Pain and management techniques

• Outcome measures and data collection

• Theoretical foundations and practical skill to support changing health behaviours

Cost: £75 per person for virtual training

If you have any questions, would like to discuss the training or provision of the Joint Pain Advice model please email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice Training

About this Event

Joint Pain Advice (JPA) training is provided by the Health Innovation Network (HIN). The training is for professionals to enable them to provide the Joint Pain Advice model of care.

Joint Pain Advice is a model of care which can be offered to individuals experiencing knee and/or hip osteoarthritis and/or chronic low back pain to support them to understand more about their condition and the ways it can be self-managed.

The Joint Pain Advice approach is based on guidelines for osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain therefore these are the conditions discussed in this training and for which the Joint Pain Advice information and support is intended for.

Who is the training for?

The training is suitable for both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals to enable them to offer the Joint Pain Advice approach alongside their current roles.

The training provides the skills and information required to offer the Joint Pain Advice intervention, a series of collaborative appointments providing supported self-management.

The training is also open to individuals who are not able to provide structured supported self-management but would like to improve their knowledge, skills and awareness about knee and hip osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain to support individuals they work with on a more opportunistic basis and/or as a signposting role.

However, it is important to note, this course is not suitable as a general information session.

For more information about Joint Pain Advice

Visit our website: https://healthinnovationnetwork.com/projects/joint-pain-advisor-exploring-a-new-model-of-care-for-chronic-joint-pain/

or email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net

Training information:

Duration: ½ day (4 hours)

Course requirements: Whilst there are no essential prerequisites for this course, we recommend the following previous experience in order to gain the most from the course and feel confident to provide Joint Pain Advice.

• Experience of supporting people with long-term health conditions (including musculoskeletal conditions)

• Experience of delivering health and/or lifestyle coaching

• A willingness and desire to support people living and working in the community to self-manage their chronic joint and/or back pain

Course overview:

• Osteoarthritis, low back pain and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines

• The Joint Pain Advice model: theoretical foundations, evidence base, principles and structure

• Joint Pain and management techniques

• Outcome measures and data collection

• Theoretical foundations and practical skill to support changing health behaviours

Cost: £75 per person for virtual training

If you have any questions, would like to discuss the training or provision of the Joint Pain Advice model please email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

South East London GP Lipid Management Educational Webinar

An educational webinar for those working in primary care on lipid management.

Specialist pharmacists from across SEL will discuss:

1. Use of high intensity statins in primary and secondary prevention of CVD

2. Statin intolerance, shared decision making and statin hesitancy

3. Lipid clinic referral criteria and alternative options for the reduction of cholesterol and CVD risk

4. Introduction to new pathways for SEL, NICE guidance and UCLPartners pathways for lipid management

5. Q&A

Numbers are limited so please sign up as soon as possible. This event will be recorded and sessions will be repeated in September and October 2021.

Please contact your local borough medicines management teams for further information.

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to attend the virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to our forthcoming virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The forum is a regular information sharing event showcasing local and national MSK initiatives and new innovations for professionals and managers working with MSK or whom have an interest in or influence over MSK services.

Come along, listen our speakers and share your ideas – be a part of a group that is keen to collaborate and explore possible solutions to face MSK challenges.

Agenda tbc

The webinar will be held on Zoom and joining details will be sent to all registrants the week of the event.

PRSB Personalised Care and Support Planning Information Standards

This workshop aims to discuss factors influencing the implementation of the PRSB Personalised Care and Support Planning Information Standard

PRSB Personalised Care and Support Planning Information Standard is currently progressing as an information standard under the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and will be submitted to the Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB) for acceptance in the second half of this year. (DAPB replaces DCB and successor organisations SCCI and ISB.).

As part of this process NHSE/I and the Health Innovation Network are working with Professional Records Standard Body to host this workshop as a means of engaging with Health and Social Care providers and other key stakeholders throughout the system to inform them on the work/change that is being carried out and get feedback on:

· What the standard aims to achieve

· The burden of implementing the proposed record standard

· The impact of adopting SNOMED CT (an existing information standard, SCCI0034) in this context

· The time frame for compliance

Advance and Urgent Care Planning Accelerator Conference

Hear reflections and shared learning on implementing Coordinate My Care (CMC) from Advance Care Planning project teams

The Health Innovation Network AHSN South London invite you to our Advance Care Planning Accelerator Conference.

The Health Innovation Network (HIN) is the Academic Health Science Network for South London. In July 2020, the HIN were successfully awarded funding to deliver a programme to increase use and quality of shared electronic advance/urgent care plans using Co-ordinate my Care (CMC). The programme concentrated on clinical engagement.

Through in-depth interviews with clinicians and STPs/ICS leads and an analysis of CMC data, the HIN identified a number of opportunity areas to make a significant impact and drive uptake and quality use of CMC. The HIN supported eight projects in total, with at least one project in each ICS/STP area.

Although disrupted by the COVID19 pandemic all projects have made good progress and this event will showcase each of the projects, with project teams giving their reflections and sharing learning from their work. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to each of the project teams.

The event is open for registration for health or social care professionals with an interest in advanced care planning and you are welcome to join any or all of the three sessions of the event – please see agenda details below.

Event Programme

10:00 – 11:35 Session One: Meet our first three project teams from Acute Trusts:

Project 1: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust – Alison Drew (CMC Facilitator, Palliative Care Team), Heather Wright (Macmillan Palliative Care Team Leader), Dr Lucy Pain (Palliative Care Consultant)

Title: Success factors in improving use and quality of advance care plans across an Acute Trust during a pandemic

Project 2: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Dr Katherine Buxton (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Clinical Lead for End of Life Care), Frits Klinkhamer (Improvement Lead)

Title: Increasing CMC usage using QI methodology in the Emergency Department

Project 3: Croydon University Hospital Trust – Dr Debra Swann (Palliative Care Consultant), Stella Whitehouse (Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Title: TBC

11:50 – 13:00 Session Two: Meet the two project teams from Primary Care

Project 4: South East London Clinical Commissioning Group – Dr Emily Gibbs (GP and EOL lead in Southwark) and Joanne Hare (System Development Project Manager, Bexley and Greenwich)

Title: Using advance care plans as decision support tools when care home residents need urgent care

Project 5: Balham, Tooting and Furzedown Primary Care Network (SW London) – Dr Kate Kandasamy (GP and EoL lead in Wandsworth), Penny Robson (Paramedic for Balham, Tooting and Furzedown PCN)

Title: Using a paramedic in primary care to increase numbers of people with advance care plans.

13:15 – 15:00 Session Three: Meet three more project teams from Acute Trusts and Programme Summary

Project 6: Barnet Hospital (Royal Free Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) – Dr Kristin Goffe (Specialty Registrar Care of the Elderly), Jo Wilson (Consultant Nurse Palliative Care), Geetika Singh (Patient Safety Programme Manager)

Project Title: TBC

Project 7: The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (THH) – Dr Jean Potter (Macmillan Consultant in Palliative Care, Clinical Lead for End of Life Care). Liz Bunker (Lead Nurse for Palliative Care), Magenta House (Project Manager)

Title: Extending the use of advance care plans across the whole pathway

Project 8: Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sutton Health and Care – Dr Eva Kalmus (Interface GP, Sutton Health and Care), Mitali Bajaj (Y5 Medical student, University of Birmingham)

Title: “I don’t want to go (back) to Hospital”. Advance care record access and sharing can make this possible

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email George.croft@nhs.net with any questions.

BAME & Eating Disorders Table Talk

Do you identify as BAME (16+) with lived experience of an Eating Disorder? Share your experiences & help us to improve access to treatment.

The Early Intervention Eating Disorders Programme, led by the AHSN network, is currently supporting mental health teams across England to speed up diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in young people using the FREED model (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders). As part of this, we are also looking to highlight and reduce barriers young people face to treatment.

Join us and tell us about:

– Your experiences of accessing eating disorder services

– Your successes and concerns

– Your ideas on how to improve services to achieve better outcomes.

If you identify as Black or Asian, are 16+ and have lived experience of an Eating Disorder (either past or present), then join us and share experiences, stories, successes, struggles and advice.

Your stories and advice will form part of a resource pack for health professionals, aiming to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and improve care.

If you have any queries or questions about this event, please contact caitlin.bodfish1@nhs.net.

Psychologically informed Practice for Health Professionals

Therapeutic Interactions and Person-centred Care Skills (TIPS) is an innovative and evidence-based training package for health professionals

The Health Innovation Network AHSN South London in partnership with the Physiotherapy Pain Association and St George’s University Hospitals invite you to our Psychologically informed Practice for Health Professionals Shared Learning webinar.

Introducing Therapeutic Interactions and Person-centred Care Skills (TIPS) is an innovative and evidence-based training and supervision package for physiotherapists and other health professionals working with patients presenting with pain. Co-created with people living with pain, TIPS introduces participants to the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to pain, and provides tools and techniques to increase confidence in starting conversations relating to psychological health. A key component of TIPS is the supervision element of the programme, to allow time to embed learning and discuss complex cases.

The event will showcase the importance of using a psychologically informed approach in managing consultations, and how developing strong listening skills leads to better conversations and patient experience. We will introduce TIPS, sharing how we put research into practice and co-created TIPS with service users, plus you will hear reflections from TIPS participants on how the training changed their practice followed by a panel session with our guest speakers.

Chair:

Diarmuid Denneny – Chair of the Physiotherapy Pain Association and lead physiotherapist at the Pain Management Centre (PMC), the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Guest speakers include:

• Professor Francis Keefe, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Duke University, USA

• Dr Anna Mathieson, Clinical Psychologist, Chronic Pain Service, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

• Rebecca McLoughlin, Chartered Physiotherapist, Chronic Pain Service, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

• Experts by Experience, Christine Price and Carole Robinson

The event is open for registration for health professionals working with patients presenting with pain, commissioners, pain charities and other stakeholders working in the field of pain.

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email George.croft@nhs.net with any questions.

Maximising Digital Opportunities in Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing

Join other influential leaders and digital innovators at this free perinatal mental health and wellbeing event.

Join other influential leaders and digital innovators at this free perinatal mental health and wellbeing event to shape the future of digital interventions for the perinatal population.

The focus of the event is to share and discuss the opportunities and challenges in adopting digital innovations to support perinatal mental health and wellbeing.

Chair: Dr Muj Husain – Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director – Specialist Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Director Mental Health, Health Innovation Network

Guest speakers include:

Dr Livia Martucci – Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, Lambeth Perinatal Community Service and Clinical Lead for South London and Maudsley Perinatal Community Services

Dr Abigail Easter – Senior Research Fellow in Women’s and Perinatal Mental Health, King’s College London and Postdoctoral Researcher, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London

The event will provide an opportunity to meet selected digital companies who are actively engaged in improving patient outcomes through:

• Promoting self-management

• Promoting wellbeing

• Reducing anxiety

• Promoting social connections

• Physical health management

• Providing evidence-based guidance

The event is open for registration to stakeholders including, people with lived experience, NHS Trusts, Health Visitors, Midwives, Perinatal Services, Educational Services, Early Years, IAPT providers, CCG and Local Authority Commissioners, Public Health, Adult and Children’s Social Care Organisations, GPs, Voluntary Organisations / Third Sector, Health Education England, Healthy London Partnership, Kings Health Partners, AHSNs, NHSEI, and other perinatal and mental health stakeholders.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email George.croft@nhs.net with any questions.

Will this event be online and where can I find the link to join?

This event will be an online event. The link to join will be sent to you prior to the webinar date and time.

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to attend the virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to our forthcoming virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The forum is a regular information sharing event showcasing local and national MSK initiatives and new innovations for professionals and managers working with MSK or whom have an interest in or influence over MSK services.

Come along, listen our speakers and share your ideas – be a part of a group that is keen to collaborate and explore possible solutions to face MSK challenges.

Agenda TBC

The webinar will be held on Zoom and joining details will be sent to all registrants the week of the event.

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face and virtual delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place. Any questions please email zoe.zambelli@nhs.net

Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation

COVID-19 led to a rapid shift from face to face to remote consultations in mental health. Learn about the impact of video consultations.

COVID-19 turbo charged use of video consultations in clinical practice. This webinar, co-hosted with South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP), provides an opportunity to learn from the south London evaluation of remote consultations in mental health. To include:

  • Are they effective for staff and service users?
  • What the evidence tells us.
  • The human factors influencing uptake and delivery.
  • How do we tackle digital exclusion?

Join clinicians, digital specialists, Lived Experience Practitioners, academics experts and others for a fast-paced and informative webinar designed to help inform online clinical practice. Open to all, the event is particularly designed for colleagues across South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP), Oxleas, SLaM, SWLSTG Mental Health Trusts, associated commissioners and stakeholders.

Speakers include:

Experts by Experience Mel McManus, Paul Lennon.

Dr Fiona Gaughran Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service, Director of Research and Development SLAM, Reader in Psychopharmacology and Physical Health Kings College London, Applied informatics research lead NIHR ARC South London.

From the Mental Health Trusts:

Dr James WoollardChief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Caldicott Guardian, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, NHSE/I Senior Clinical Fellow in Mental Health Technology and Innovation.

Dr Stuart AdamsConsultant Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Information Officer, South West London & St Georges Mental Health Trust.

Noushig Nahabedian Head of Quality Improvement & SLaM Partners Quality Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face and virtual delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place. Any questions please email zoe.zambelli@nhs.net

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face and virtual delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place. Any questions please email zoe.zambelli@nhs.net

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to attend the virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to our forthcoming virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The forum is a regular information sharing event showcasing local and national MSK initiatives and new innovations for professionals and managers working with MSK or whom have an interest in or influence over MSK services.

Come along, listen our speakers and share your ideas – be a part of a group that is keen to collaborate and explore possible solutions to face MSK challenges!

Agenda TBC

The webinar will be held on Zoom and joining details will be sent to all registrants the week of the event.

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face and virtual delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place. Any questions please email zoe.zambelli@nhs.net

Type 2 Diabetes Structured Education – Next steps for Virtual

A chance to hear how diabetes education providers are progressing with plans to deliver virtually, and how they need support from DBL.

Over the 90 minutes you will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues across the diabetes education community, we will demonstrate how recent updates to the DBL platform will enable you to deliver effective online diabetes education, and you will have the opportunity to feedback to the DBL team on your plans or any further support you need.

The current pandemic means that all face to face diabetes education had to stop. We now know that COVID-19 affects people with diabetes in a disproportionate way. Getting back large group education is sadly likely to be a long way off. Clinical teams are stretched and anxious about what is coming next and people with Type 2 diabetes are keen to learn and keep themselves fit and healthy. This session aims to support the sharing of experiences, practice and learning in diabetes education through the Coronavirus pandemic. Join us to be part of the conversation.

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice (JPA) training is provided by the Health Innovation Network to enable healthcare and non-healthcare professionals to provide the Joint Pain Advice service as an adjunct to their current roles.

The training is also open to individuals who would like to improve their knowledge, skills and awareness about joint and back pain and the core recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance in order to support people experiencing chronic knee, hip or back pain to understand and self-manage their condition.

For more information about the Joint Pain Advice model please visit our website or email hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

Training information:

Duration: ½ day (4 hours)

Course requirements: There are no essential pre-course requirements for this course.

Desirable pre-course requirements include:

  • Experience of supporting people with long-term health conditions (including Musculoskeletal conditions)
  • Experience of delivering health and/or lifestyle coaching
  • A willingness and desire to support people living and working in the community to self-manage their chronic joint and/or back pain.

Course overview:

  • Osteoarthritis, low back pain and the NICE guidelines
  • The Joint Pain Advice model: theoretical foundations, evidence base, principles and structure
  • Factors influencing joint pain and tips on how to cope with it
  • Theoretical foundations and practical skill to support changing health behaviours
  • Outcome measures

Cost: £75 per person for virtual training

If you have any questions, would like to discuss the training or provision of the Joint Pain Advice model please email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face and virtual delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place.

Remote Consultations in Mental Health – Learning from Evaluation

Covid-19 led to a rapid shift from face to face to remote consultations in mental health. Join us as we share our evaluation findings.

Join other influential leaders and researchers to shape the future of remote consultations in mental health. The focus of the event is to share learning from our south London partnership of three mental health trusts, academics and experts by experience on the rapid shift from face to face to remote consultations in mental health. This includes:

  • The impact on staff and patients, advantages, disadvantages, and unintended consequences
  • Literature reviews of remote consultations in mental health
  • An umbrella ‘review of reviews’ of pre-Covid-19 literature
  • A rapid review of Covid-19 specific literature
  • The gaps in evidence
  • How we can bring the greatest benefits to patients, carers and staff
  • Working with London-wide partners
  • The national picture

Speakers:

 

  • Dr Fiona Gaughran Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, National Psychosis Service, Director of Research and Development SLAM, Reader in Psychopharmacology and Physical Health Kings College London, Applied informatics research lead NIHR ARC South London
  • Professor Nick Sevdalis Professor of Implementation Science and Patient Safety, Director of the Centre for Implementation Science. Deputy Head of the Health Service & Population Research Department
  • Zoe LelliottChief Executive, Health Innovation Network, AHSN for South London

 

From our mental health Trusts –

 

  • Dr James WoollardChief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) and Caldicott Guardian, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, NHSE/I Senior Clinical Fellow in Mental Health Technology and Innovation
  • Dr Stuart AdamsConsultant Psychiatrist and Chief Clinical Information Officer, South West London & St Georges Mental Health Trust – TBC
  • Hilary ToveyDeputy Head of Mental Health & Digital Mental Health Programme Lead NHSE/I

This is a national event, open for registration to all NHS organisations.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Prior to the event please contact: sophie.mizen@nhs.net

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place.

Diabetes in Pregnancy CoP – Screening for GDM

You are warmly invited to join our second virtual Diabetes in Pregnancy Community of Practice session: Screening for GDM

This is the second of a 3-part virtual series through autumn to support the sharing of experiences, practice and learning in diabetes in pregnancy care through the Coronavirus pandemic. Join us to be part of the conversation.

Over the one hour session you will hear from leading clinicians who discuss their approach and findings to screening for GDM over the past 6 months as well as discover the results from our pan-London questionnaire building a picture of practice across the city. You will also have the opportunity to share reflections with colleagues and discuss your own thoughts and ideas.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Community of Practice: Screening for GDM

20th October 3:30-4:30pm

Hosted on Zoom

We will send the link to join a week before the event. We also plan to record the session so those who cannot join can still hear discussions.

The Community of Practice

At the suggestion of various clinical teams, the Health Innovation Network helped convene the pan-London Diabetes in Pregnancy Community of Practice. Bringing together colleagues from across diabetes and maternity services, the community of practice is a self-governing collaborative network designed to improve care and services for women and babies affected by diabetes in pregnancy.

Our first meeting of the Community of Practice in June 2018 was fantastically well attended with over 50 colleagues from across the whole of London attending, and we have built on from that with each session since proving to be just as successful. We have representation from 20+ trusts from across the city as well as from academia, commissioners, the Clinical Networks and women and families with lived experience.

The focus and actions of the community is led by you as the participants, and so this is your chance to make a real impact in this area.

Over the past 6 months, we have stepped down our Community of Practice in view of Coronavirus and the extraordinary strain placed on the NHS. After a few conversations with our core group of clinicians involved in the community we took the decision to restart activities and readjust our focus so we can best support you and your colleagues through this time.

on 29th of September we held a session titled ‘Where are we now?’ designed to provide space for members of the community of practice to connect, reflect, share thoughts and ideas with colleagues. For notes from the session visit the Diabetes in Pregnancy NHS Futures platform (https://future.nhs.uk/LondonMatNeo/grouphome) or get in touch with Ellie.

For more information about the previous sessions and our ongoing work please get in touch.

Screening for GDM

This is the second of a 3-part series through autumn to support the sharing of experiences, practice and learning in diabetes in pregnancy care.

This session will focus on screening for GDM. From conversations with our core group of clinicians GDM screening came to the fore as a key topic for discussion. Join us to hear from Dr Bobby Huda on the creation of the RCOG guidance and his own journey with Barts Health as well as from St George’s Dr Matt Caudwell and Yolande Van De L’Isle to understand more about their approach and findings. We will also be sharing the results of our pan-London Questionnaire to build a picture of approaches across the city over the last 6 months.

As always, there will be opportunity for you to share reflections with colleagues and discuss your own thoughts and ideas.

Details for the call including an agenda to follow.

Future sessions:

3. Virtual Working – share learning from virtual working including using GDm-Health and remote consultations: November (date tbc)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

HIN Diabetes in Pregnancy Team

For more information please email Ellie on e.wharton@nhs.net

ESCAPE-pain training (for backs) – FULL DAY

In order to deliver ESCAPE-pain for backs, providers must attend facilitator training.

ESCAPE-pain for backs facilitator training

About this Event

​This training will be delivered online via Zoom.

Please note: attending the training enables you to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain for backs classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable you to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialing virtual approaches to deliver the programme to participants while social distancing measures are in place. These are temporary measures being delivered by established sites, while the face-to-face programme cannot be safely delivered, or until the approach has been evaluated as appropriate for longer term use by the ESCAPE-pain team.ESCAPE-pain for backs is a 6 week (12 session) rehabilitation programme for people with non-specific low back pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

In order to become ESCAPE-pain for backs facilitators, clinicians are required to attend training. We are currently piloting ESCAPE-pain for backs in the leisure/community setting and will provide more information on training opportunities for exercise professionals in due course. 

Pre-qualification requirements

The full day ESCAPE-pain training (for backs) is for clinicians that have not attended the full day ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips). 

If you are a clinician and would like to be trained to deliver both programmes, please feel free to sign up to the consecutive training dates (full day ESCAPE-pain for knees/hips and half day ESCAPE-pain for backs training). 

Please visit our facilitator training webpage for the full schedule of ESCAPE-pain training courses: https://escape-pain.org/facilitator-training

The course will cover the below areas

  • Overview of ESCAPE-pain
  • The fundamentals of non-specific low back pain (scale of problem and how to manage it)
  • NICE guidelines for low back pain 
  • Understanding the psychology of pain
  • Overview of principles of self-management, motivational interviewing, health behaviour change and group facilitation
  • ESCAPE-pain for backs structure (core components of programme and 12 educational sessions)
  • How to set-up and deliver ESCAPE-pain (including optimising referrals, uptake and retention and how to run each session of the programme)
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Sustaining physical activity and other health behaviours

After completing the training course, facilitators will receive the following resources and support:

  • Training Manual (for facilitators)
  • Participant booklet (participant handout)
  • Exercise sheets (participant handout)
  • PowerPoint slides: to deliver the education component
  • Marketing templates
  • ​Ongoing implementation advice & support and annual data analysis 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at hello@escape-pain.org

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place.

ESCAPE-pain Webinar: Resuming face-to-face delivery in a time of Covid

ESCAPE-pain Webinar: ‘Resuming face-to-face delivery in a time of Covid’

The ESCAPE-pain programme is an intervention for people with chronic joint pain developed by Professor Mike Hurley. The programme is hosted by the Health Innovation Network and supported by NHS England.

ESCAPE-pain offers two programmes:

  • ESCAPE-pain for knees and hips: designed to benefit people with chronic knee or hip pain, otherwise known as osteoarthritis.
  • ESCAPE-pain for backs: designed to benefit people with chronic low back pain

The programmes are usually delivered as face-to-face classes to groups of about 10 people in Physiotherapy Outpatient Departments, leisure and community venues. During the initial Covid lockdown all sites suspended their face-to-face services in line with government guidelines.

As some services have started to reopen, we are now receiving growing interest from ESCAPE-pain sites on how they might approach and plan for resuming their face-to-face ESCAPE-pain classes.

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The MSK Theme at the Health Innovation Network (AHSN South London) are very pleased to invite you to our forthcoming free ESCAPE-pain webinar, ‘Resuming face-to-face delivery in a time of Covid’.

During the webinar you will hear directly from sites, some who have restarted their services and others who are in the planning phase. They will be sharing their initial experiences of planning for, and returning to face-to-face delivery across a range of themes such as:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hygiene and safety considerations
  • Referral routes, recruitment and uptake
  • Group size
  • Venue considerations including layout and waiting room
  • Modifications to how the education and exercise components are delivered
  • Data collection
  • Current guidance

There will also be opportunities to ask questions.

If there are other key areas you would like to discuss within the context of face-to-face delivery please get in touch via hello@escape-pain.org.

Please note the webinar will be held on Zoom. Joining details will be sent after registering your place.

Please be advised that this event will be recorded.

Diabetes in Pregnancy CoP – where are we now?

Diabetes in Pregnancy CoP - where are we now?
You are warmly invited to join our first virtual Diabetes in Pregnancy Community of Practice session: Where are we now?

This is the first of a 3-part virtual series through autumn to support the sharing of experiences, practice and learning in diabetes in pregnancy care through the Coronavirus pandemic. Join us to be part of the conversation.

Over the one hour session you will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues across the community, share your reflections from the last 6 months and help answer the question; where do we go from here?

N.Be hope to host the session on Zoom. If this is an problem for you, please let us know.

We will send the link to join a week before the event.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Community of Practice: Where are we now?

29th September 2-3pm

Hosted on Zoom

The Community of Practice

At the suggestion of various clinical teams, the Health Innovation Network helped convene the pan-London Diabetes in Pregnancy Community of Practice. Bringing together colleagues from across diabetes and maternity services, the community of practice is a self-governing collaborative network designed to improve care and services for women and babies affected by diabetes in pregnancy.

Our first meeting of the Community of Practice in June 2018 was fantastically well attended with over 50 colleagues from across the whole of London attending, and we have built on from that with each session since proving to be just as successful. We have representation from 20+ trusts from across the city as well as from academia, commissioners, the Clinical Networks and women and families with lived experience.

The focus and actions of the community is led by you as the participants, and so this is your chance to make a real impact in this area.

For more information about the previous sessions and our ongoing work please get in touch.

Where are we now?

Over the past 6 months, we have stepped down our Community of Practice in view of Coronavirus and the extraordinary strain placed on the NHS. After a few conversations with our core group of clinicians involved in the community we are looking to restart activities and readjust our focus so we can best support you and your colleagues through this time.

We are looking to host a 3-part virtual series through autumn to support the sharing of experiences, practice and learning in diabetes in pregnancy care.

This session is the first of the three and is designed to provide space for members of the community of practice to connect, have the space to reflect, share thoughts and ideas with colleagues and help answer the question; where do we go from here? Details for the call including an agenda to follow.

Future sessions:

2. Screening for GDM – share practice and lessons on screening for gestational diabetes through coronavirus incl. findings from our pan-London survey: October (date tbc)

3. Virtual Working – share learning from virtual working including using GDm-Health and remote consultations: November (date tbc)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

HIN Diabetes in Pregnancy Team

For more information please email Ellie on e.wharton@nhs.net

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice (JPA) training is provided by the Health Innovation Network to enable healthcare and non-healthcare professionals to provide the Joint Pain Advice service as an adjunct to their current roles.

The training is also open to individuals who would like to improve their knowledge, skills and awareness about joint and back pain and the core recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance in order to support people experiencing chronic knee, hip or back pain to understand and self-manage their condition.

For more information about the Joint Pain Advice model please visit our website or email hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

Training information:

Duration: ½ day (4 hours)

Course requirements: There are no essential pre-course requirements for this course.

Desirable pre-course requirements include:

  • Experience of supporting people with long-term health conditions (including Musculoskeletal conditions)
  • Experience of delivering health and/or lifestyle coaching
  • A willingness and desire to support people living and working in the community to self-manage their chronic joint and/or back pain.

Course overview:

  • Osteoarthritis, low back pain and the NICE guidelines
  • The Joint Pain Advice model: theoretical foundations, evidence base, principles and structure
  • Factors influencing joint pain and tips on how to cope with it
  • Theoretical foundations and practical skill to support changing health behaviours

Cost: £75 per person for virtual training

If you have any questions, would like to discuss the training or provision of the Joint Pain Advice model please email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice Training

Joint Pain Advice (JPA) training is provided by the Health Innovation Network to enable healthcare and non-healthcare professionals to provide the Joint Pain Advice service as an adjunct to their current roles.

The training is also open to individuals who would like to improve their knowledge, skills and awareness about joint and back pain and the core recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance in order to support people experiencing chronic knee, hip or back pain to understand and self-manage their condition.

For more information about the Joint Pain Advice model please visit our website or email hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

Training information:

Duration: ½ day (4 hours)

Course requirements: There are no essential pre-course requirements for this course.

Desirable pre-course requirements include:

  • Experience of supporting people with long-term health conditions (including Musculoskeletal conditions)
  • Experience of delivering health and/or lifestyle coaching
  • A willingness and desire to support people living and working in the community to self-manage their chronic joint and/or back pain.

Course overview:

  • Osteoarthritis, low back pain and the NICE guidelines
  • The Joint Pain Advice model: theoretical foundations, evidence base, principles and structure
  • Factors influencing joint pain and tips on how to cope with it
  • Theoretical foundations and practical skill to support changing health behaviours

Cost: £75 per person for virtual training

If you have any questions, would like to discuss the training or provision of the Joint Pain Advice model please email: hin.jointpainadvice@nhs.net.

Therapeutic Interactions and Person centred care Skills (TIPS), St. Georges

Clinician working with woman with back pain
Therapeutic Interactions and Person centred care Skills (TIPS)

We are looking forward to welcoming you to join our innovative new course developed in partnership with the Physiotherapy Pain Association, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Health Innovation Network South London.

The course focuses on exploration and application of therapeutic approaches used in the pain management field. The course content is grounded in behaviour change theory and underpinned by aspects of cognitive and behavioural approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. The TIPS course is focused on 8 weeks of experiential learning – learning through doing, followed by an 8-week series of small group supervision sessions.

By the end of the experiential learning block, participants will:

• Have experience of the therapeutic process; setting expectations, orientation to a model, participation in structured and collaborative sessions, preparing for setbacks, and ending.

• Have insight into the nuances of the therapeutic alliance, how to foster effective therapeutic relationships, and how an effective therapeutic alliance can support achievement of goals in the longer term

• Have understanding of, and experience using, established techniques in clinical practice; the Adaptation model, values based goal setting, functional analysis, exploring behavioural patterns, and fostering long term change.

By the end of the supervision block, participants will have had the opportunity to develop deeper learning through supported integration of new skills into clinical practice and reflection on the outcome.

Course Dates:

8 Week Training Course: The teaching sessions will run on Wednesdays from 1:30pm until 3pm. There are eight teaching sessions in total which occur weekly, with a break for half term.

The teaching dates are –

30th September 2020 (Week 1)

7th October 2020 (Week 2)

14th October 2020 (Week 3)

21st October (Week 4)

NO SESSION IN HALF TERM WEEK

4th November 2020 (Week 5)

11th November 2020 (Week 6)

18th November 2020 (Week 7)

25th November 2020 (Week 8)

Supervision sessions: Attendees on the training will be split into four groups for the supervision sessions. Groups 1 and 2 will have a supervision session on Thursdays from 1:30pm until 2:15pm. Groups 3 and 4 will have a supervision session on Thursdays from 2:30pm until 3:15pm.

The dates for the supervision sessions are –

2nd December 2020

9th December 2020

16th December 2020

NO SESSIONS OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

6th January 2021

13th January 2021

20th January 2021

27th January 2021

3rd February 2021

Additional information

• You will receive an invitation to join our TIPS NHS Futures Platform where you can access pre-course reading, additional materials (journal papers, blogs, podcasts etc.) to support the weekly sessions, and an online discussion forum.

• At the first session you will receive a learning workbook, where a summary of content from each week of the course is provided, along with space for your notes and reflections.

• As the ethos of the training package is experiential learning, we will not be able to go over anything that has been missed in a session. All teaching and all supervision sessions must therefore be attended. If you need to miss more than two of the sessions across the whole package, we unfortunately will not be able to give you a place on the training programme on this cycle.

To register for a place on the training package, or for any enquiries, please contact:

Paige Gladstone, Project Support Officer: paige.gladstone@nhs.net

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place.

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website Virtual Induction

ESCAPE-pain Outcomes Website – Virtual Induction

The MSK team at the Health Innovation Network are pleased to announce that the new online ESCAPE-pain outcomes website is now live and ready to be implemented across all ESCAPE-pain sites.

The website is participant-led and collects pre and post ESCAPE-pain data without the need to complete paper forms or complete data entry. Participants will receive feedback reports on their outcomes and facilitators will be able to request cohort data from us directly.

This induction is aimed at ESCAPE-pain facilitators who are currently delivering the programme and will explain how the website works. The induction will last for 1 hour and will include time for questions. Shortly after attending the induction, facilitators who are close to starting face to face delivery will receive a resource pack.

Joining details will be sent after registering your place.

South London MSK Digital Solutions Learning Event

South London MSK Digital Solutions Learning Event

We are pleased to bring together physiotherapy colleagues in south London to share their experiences of implementing digital solutions so we can support improvement across MSK services.

The session will discuss the implementation of digital solutions in MSK physiotherapy departments, with a focus on self-management tools and virtual platforms. You will hear from clinicians who have led on implementing solutions within their services. We will then invite the group to share learning about how digital tools are being used currently, and to talk about what other opportunities there may be to incorporate digital solutions in physiotherapy going forward.

Agenda:

  • 9.30 Welcome and introductions
  • 9.35 ‘getUbetter’ app roll-out across South West London (Ben Wanless, Consultant MSK Physiotherapist, St. George’s Hospital)
  • 9.45 Q&A
  • 9.50 Virtual platforms – 1:1 appointments using Attend Anywhere (Jennifer Morehouse, Senior Physiotherapist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital)
  • 10.00 Q&A
  • 10.05 Virtual platforms – ‘Back to Me’ and ‘Back on Track’ group sessions (Christina Sothinathan, Clinical Lead MSK Physiotherapist, King’s College Hospital)
  • 10.15 Q&A
  • 10.20 Breakout rooms (Compass Points activity)
  • 10.50 Next steps
  • 11.00 Close

We hope to bring a wide variety of organisations together to build working relationships and connections across the south London network.

Please do feel free to get in touch with queries or suggestions, hannah.burke2@nhs.net.

Best Wishes

MSK team (Health Innovation Network)

TIPS (Therapeutic Interactions and Person-centred care Skills) Focus Group

You are invited to participate in a focus group to inform development of an innovative training programme

St George’s and Kingston Hospitals have been working in collaboration with the Health Innovation Network (HIN) and the and the Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA) to develop a teaching and supervision package, designed to support physiotherapists to build skills and confidence in delivering psychologically informed patient care. The focus of the training is on supporting physiotherapists to develop skills to confidently explore the biopsychosocial needs of people living with persistent pain.

The Health Innovation Network will facilitate the meeting. You will be asked to complete a consent form prior to attending the focus group. On the day, you will be asked to introduce yourself and verbally consent to the meeting to be recorded. This is so we can transcribe comments accurately. All comments will be coded by participant number and be anonymous.

The facilitator will ask you a series of questions. There is no right or wrong answers – what is important is that we capture your views and experiences in relation to the topic discussed.
This meeting will be held via Zoom and the invitation link will be sent out to you via email on Tuesday the 11th of August.

You do not need to bring anything to this session.
If you have any questions about the event please get in touch with Paige Gladstone at paige.gladstone@nhs.net.

ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips)

In order to deliver the ESCAPE-pain classes and become ESCAPE-pain facilitators, professionals are required to attend the training.

ESCAPE-pain is a 6 week (12 session) rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

In order to deliver the ESCAPE-pain classes and become ESCAPE-pain facilitators, professionals are required to attend the ESCAPE-pain training course. The course is open to clinicians and qualified exercise professionals. Please see below to ensure you meet the pre-qualification criteria.

The full day course will cover the below areas

  • The theoretical foundations and evidence-base for ESCAPE-pain (including its clinical and cost effectiveness)
  • The practical skills required to support behaviour change in people to self-manage their OA through developing enhanced motivational interviewing, goal setting, helping people develop action and coping plans, and group facilitation techniques
  • How to set-up and deliver ESCAPE-pain (including optimising referrals, uptake and retention and how to run each session of the programme)
  • Guidance on how to develop and adapt ESCAPE-pain to work within different settings
  • National Policy and overview of ESCAPE-pain, including ESCAPE-pain in the community
  • Overview of MSK, physical activity and osteoarthritis
  • Understanding the psychology of pain
  • Principles of self-management, motivational interviewing, health behaviour change and group facilitation
  • Group exercise management
  • Healthy eating guidance
  • Methods of managing pain
  • Sustaining physical activity and other health behaviours.

After completing the training course, facilitators will recieve a suite of resources (including access to and support from our helpdesk team) that will enable them to implement and deliver the programme.

Pre-qualifications requirements

Clinicians: Basic clinical knowledge of osteoarthritis and its management are required, including familiarity with delivering education and exercise to patients.

Exercise professionals:

  • Level 2/3 underpinning anatomy and physiology (essential)
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral  or a relevant level 4 qualification (essential)
  • At least 150 hours previous experience of working with specialist populations e.g. Exercise Referral, Cardiac, Back care, Falls etc. (essential)
  • One or more REPS Level 4 Qualifications (desirable)
  • Introduction to MI/Understanding Behaviour Change (desirable)

You will need to provide evidence (scans or photos) of all qualifications noted as essential in order to be confirmed on this training course. Please send these to francesca.thompson1@nhs.net

This flow chart can be a helpful visual aid in determining exercise instructor eligibility.

ESCAPE-pain facilitator training (for backs) 

ESCAPE-pain for backs is a 6 week (12 session) rehabilitation programme for people with non-specific low back pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

In order to become ESCAPE-pain for backs facilitators, clinicians are required to attend a training course. If facilitators have already completed the training course for ESCAPE-pain (for knees/hips) they are eligible to attend a half-day training course for ESCAPE-pain for backs. All other participants must attend the full-day course. Course offerings, pre-qualification requirements, schedule and fees are listed on our website here:  https://escape-pain.org/facilitator-training-backs

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at hello@escape-pain.org

Please view our cancelation policy here.

Digital Opportunities to support Physical Health in Serious Mental Illness

An opportunity to learn about digital solutions to support people with SMI to improve physical health and wellbeing

Join other influential leaders and digital innovators at this free mental health event to learn more about digital solutions supporting physical health and wellbeing in people with serious mental illness.

The focus of the event is to learn more about a variety of different digital solutions that support people with serious mental illness to improve their physical health and wellbeing. Below are a few of the confirmed digital solutions that will be speaking:

  • SweatCoin – Sweatcoin incentivises physical activity behaviour change through a mobile app. The app tracks the number of steps walked and converts them into currency which can be used to purchase products, goods and services. Users are incentivised to walk more, resulting in long-term, sustained behaviour change. https://sweatco.in/
  • KiActiv – KiActiv® Health is a 12-week digital therapy designed to improve the self-management of long-term conditions using personalised everyday physical activity, and is clinically proven to work. The interactive software promotes authentic choice and empowers effective self-care. The programme offers guided development of self-management and goal-setting skills, enabling users to create ‘ideal’ physical activity profiles in the context of their health. https://kiactiv.com/

Further details of other digital solutions will be added soon.

The event is open for registration to London stakeholders that are interested in supporting people with serious mental illness improve their physical health and wellbeing.

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email josh.brewster@nhs.net with any questions.

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to our forthcoming virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The forum is a regular information sharing event showcasing local and national MSK initiatives and new innovations for professionals and managers working with MSK or whom have an interest in or influence over MSK services.

Come along, listen our speakers and share your ideas – be a part of a group that is keen to collaborate and explore possible solutions to face MSK challenges!

Agenda: To be confirmed .

Joining details will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to attend the virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to our forthcoming virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The forum is a regular information sharing event showcasing local and national MSK initiatives and new innovations for professionals and managers working with MSK or whom have an interest in or influence over MSK services.

Come along, listen our speakers and share your ideas – be a part of a group that is keen to collaborate and explore possible solutions to face MSK challenges!

Agenda to be confirmed.

Joining details will be sent after registering your space.

ESCAPE-pain training(for backs)- HALF DAY

ESCAPE-pain for backs is a 6 week (12 session) rehabilitation programme for people with non-specific low back pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

In order to become ESCAPE-pain for backs facilitators, clinicians are required to attend training. We are currently piloting ESCAPE-pain for backs in the leisure/community setting and will provide more information on training opportunities for exercise professionals in due course.

Pre-qualification requirements

The half day ESCAPE-pain training (for backs) is open to clinicians that have attended the full day ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips).

All half day ESCAPE-pain training (for backs) courses will be held in London and scheduled the day after ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips). If you are a clinician and would like to be trained to deliver both programmes, please feel free to sign up to the consecutive training dates.

If you have not attended ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips) and would like to attend ESCAPE-pain for backs training only, please visit our facilitator training webpage for the schedule of full day ESCAPE-pain training (for backs) courses: https://escape-pain.org/facilitator-training-backs

The course will cover the below areas

  • Overview of ESCAPE-pain
  • The fundamentals of non-specific low back pain (scale of problem and how to manage it)
  • NICE guidelines for low back pain
  • Understanding the psychology of pain
  • Overview of principles of self-management, motivational interviewing, health behaviour change and group facilitation
  • ESCAPE-pain for backs structure (core components of programme and 12 educational sessions)
  • How to set-up and deliver ESCAPE-pain (including optimising referrals, uptake and retention and how to run each session of the programme)
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Sustaining physical activity and other health behaviours

After completing the training course, facilitators will receive the following resources and support:

  • Training Manual (for facilitators)
  • Participant booklet (participant handout)
  • Exercise sheets (participant handout)
  • PowerPoint slides: to deliver the education component
  • Marketing templates
  • ​Ongoing implementation advice & support and annual data analysis

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at hello@escape-pain.org

MSK Improvement and Innovation Forum

The MSK theme at the Health Innovation Network (ASHN South London) invite you to our forthcoming virtual MSK improvement and innovation forum.

The forum is a regular information sharing event showcasing local and national MSK initiatives and new innovations for professionals and managers working with MSK or whom have an interest in or influence over MSK services.

Come along, listen our speakers and share your ideas – be a part of a group that is keen to collaborate and explore possible solutions to face MSK challenges!

Agenda:

  • 10.00 Welcome and introductions
  • 10.05 A service evaluation of the RNOH Active Back Programme: a residential multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programme for people with persistent low back pain, Greg Booth, HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellow & Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust / St’ George’s, University of London
  • 10.40 Mental health and musculoskeletal conditions: An overview of comorbidity and opportunities, Brendon Stubbs, Head of Physiotherapy, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust & NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • 11.15 MSK services and the changing world: Open discussion and sharing of experiences and learning during Covid-19 – Open Forum
  • 11.45 AOB and questions

Joining details will be sent after registering your space.

HIN Alumni Network

Welcome to the Health Innovation Network’s first ever Alumni event

This is your chance to reunite with former colleagues and have the opportunity to meet some new faces.

There will be snacks, refreshments and a fantastic view over central London!

Please let us know whether you will be attending and if you have any dietary requirements or allergies no later than 8 April 2022.