Creating a safe and efficient model for people experiencing a mental health crisis during the Covid-19 surge/winter pressures period. In response to a request from NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) London Clinical Network in the Autumn of 2020, the Health Innovation Network worked in partnership with UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) to develop […]
Prof Mike Hurley Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal and Andrea Carter Programme Director, Musculoskeletal and Healthy Ageing reflect on the south London Musculoskeletal (MSK) Digital Solutions Learning Event On Friday 4 September 2020, we hosted the South London Musculoskeletal (MSK) Digital Solutions Learning event to discuss the benefits and factors to consider in the implementation of digital […]
This report evaluates a project by the HIN to offer diabetes education working with two major London employers. Working closely with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and Transport for London (TfL), employees were offered clinically proven Structured Education to tackle Type 2 diabetes.
People with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) are at increased risk of stroke, but a gap in detection means thousands of people across south London are not benefiting from potentially stroke-preventing anticoagulation treatment. Older adults are at greater risk, but AF is not always symptomatic, which means they may not routinely receive a pulse rhythm check to […]
Materials to help you positively impact staff physical and mental health Our Patient Safety and Experience team have been working with behavioural insights specialists to create materials based on a behavioural science approach to support frontline health and care staff to prioritise their physical health and emotional wellbeing needs that may have been neglected due […]
Health Innovation Network has been supporting the NHS to identify the mental health needs of specific population groups in response to Covid-19. The mental health team engaged with more than 600 organisations across England during April and May 2020. The team has published several interesting reports into this work that delve into these specific population […]
The Covid-19 pandemic has considerably decreased the number of face-to-face appointments. In response to this, health and care systems have been working hard to continue to meet people’s needs through an increase of remote online consultations and use of digital channels. As a result, the exchange of photographic images, audio and video recordings from patient […]
We have worked collaboratively with Revealing Reality and H+ K Strategies to successfully complete the exploratory phase of our Behavioural Insights Research Project into reducing Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in hospitals and the community setting. This report, the first publication from the project, highlights key challenges and opportunities in the area, with a […]
Click here to watch the YouTube video to understand the needs of people living with dementia during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Activities Guide below will signpost you to excellent activities suitable for such population. This guide to online resources for those providing care for people with dementia, is a resource that Health Innovation Network has […]
Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), funded by Health Education England, have collaborated to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes to care for residents who are at risk of deterioration. As recognised in a recent paper supported by North East […]
The report shows that Barbara’s Story training is suitable and valuable to the care home sector in raising awareness about dementia. The training developed and tailored for care homes was effective in increasing the confidence of care home staff. Those care home workers undergoing training reported a greater understanding of dementia, improved communication strategies, a […]
Insulin is recorded as a high risk medication with over 5,000 patient safety incidents reported between 2003 and 2009 in England and Wales alone (NPSA 2010). If insulin is not prescribed and administered in a safe and effective manner it can lead to significant patient harm, or even death. National data indicates that drug errors […]
HIN and dementia theme partners and community groups worked together to produce a resource pack to promote the importance of peer support opportunities for people with dementia. The resource pack introduces the concept of a ‘Peer Support System’ that recognises the value of social opportunities for people with dementia to meet others in the community, […]
A downloadable resource outlining the aims, objectives and intentions of the Patient Opinion service improvement project which sits across the Dementia and Patient Experience programmes. If you have any questions or would like more information about Dementia programme. Please contact us. May 21, 2020 May 19, 2020 May 12, 2020 April 28, 2020 April 24, […]
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At the September 2014 Care and Nursing Homes Network nutrition event Shaaron Caratella, Home Manager of Barchester Care Queens Court Care Home in Wimbledon shared what her home has been doing to earn celebration for their nutrition and how other homes can replicate their success. To learn more about our work in healthy ageing please […]
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT) has implemented an electronic prescribing and medicine administration (ePMA) system. We have been working with ICHT to develop a resource outline the key points from this implementation. This resource brings together the challenges faced and lessons learnt throughout ICHT’s implementation of the ePMA system. This resource aims to share […]
The Hospital Transfer Pathway (red bag initiative) is an innovative example of a pathway redesign to make sure residents living in care homes receive safe and effective treatment should they need to go into hospital in an emergency. Contact us to find out more about our work in Healthy ageing.