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 […]
Time to think about you – Internal communications story
A quarterly update from the Health Innovation Network
In this review we are keen to acknowledge the growing interest among GPs in a very specific area of technology delivery: the use of web-based technology to enable GP consultation services. We are interested in the extent to which developments in this area enable the kinds of benefit listed above, as well as further benefits. […]
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) hosts a variety of dynamic Patient Safety-focused Communities of Practice (CoP). The Patient Safety Collaborative is committed to support current and future conveners empowering them to self-form, self-define and develop. The report expressed the government’s vision of what excellent care looks like, offering viable new models for NHS services, challenging […]
Time to think about you.
Care home staff are well placed to notice if an older person living in the home may be developing dementia. A tool developed for their use – DeAR GP (Dementia Assessment Referral to GP) – empowers care home staff, makes more efficient use of GPs’ and specialist memory nurses’ time, and improves diagnosis of dementia. […]
IBA Effectiveness: Social Care.
Summary of the proposed new guidelines around alcohol The Chief Medical Officers’ guideline for both men and women is that: •You are safest not to drink regularly more than 14 units per week, to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level .•If you do drink as much as 14 units per week, […]
Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) is simple, structured and brief advice given to a person after completing a validated alcohol screening tool. It is a preventative approach aimed at identifying and providing brief advice to increasing and higher-risk drinkers. Read the report following a pilot project that was delivered in August 2015 in Lambeth.
Patient safety is a key part of every project or course that our members are involved with – with this in mind we have produced this handbook to update our members on what is being done in the Patient Safety arena across the South London patch. If you have any questions or would like more […]
This study focuses on the impact of peer support group interventions for people diagnosed with dementia.
The Health Innovation Network Dementia Programme team conducted this feasibility study to ensure appropriate diagnosis in residential and nursing homes in South London by co-designing and testing a dementia case-finding tool with care workers, to be used by care workers. Click to inspect, then edit as needed. May 21, 2020 May 19, 2020 May 12, […]