Tagged: commissioner of care services

Using the national minimum data set for social care

The nature of social care is changing with increasing numbers of people employing their own care and support staff through direct payments from local authorities or other sources of funding. The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is … Read more → – Using the national minimum data set for social care

NICE guidance on the go with mobile apps

For the first time, doctors, nurses and other users of NICE guidance will be able to access recommendations from NICE wherever they are through NICE’s new, official app. The app will provide offline access to all of NICE’s guidance products, … Read more → – NICE guidance on the go with mobile apps

Telecare in Wakefield transforms integrated care

Wakefield’s telecare service has demonstrated great success and is now a mainstream service, integrated into our assessment process. We conducted a comprehensive, three-year evaluation spanning 2007-2010, with the aim to consider how successful telecare has been in supporting a wide … Read more → – Telecare in Wakefield transforms integrated care

Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

New approaches are being implemented to improve the co-ordination, and quality, of care for people approaching the end of life. As recommended in the End of Life Care Strategy (DH, 2008), EPaCCS (formerly known as Locality Registers) were piloted in … Read more → – Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

Accredited peer brokers to help others plan their care

My Support Broker is a peer support brokerage service based on a social franchise model. Disabled, older people and their supporters are trained and accredited as peer brokers to help others to plan, find and manage their own care and … Read more → – Accredited peer brokers to help others plan their care

Free advice and information for older people

FirstStop provides independent, free advice and information for older people, their families and carers, about care, housing and finance options in later life. It is delivered by a network of local and national partners led by the charity Elderly Accommodation … Read more → – Free advice and information for older people

The coalition commitment on information sharing to tackle violence

The Coalition Programme for Government includes a commitment to require hospitals to share non-confidential information with the police, so they know where gun and knife crime is happening. The implementation of this commitment focuses on the date, location and type … Read more → – The coalition commitment on information sharing to tackle violence

Telehealth to help manage long term conditions

Care pathway redesign – NHS North Yorkshire and York NHS North Yorkshire and York was the first NHS commissioner to redesign care pathways for long term conditions patients with the associated implementation of telehealth. Feedback from phase 1 of the … Read more → – Telehealth to help manage long term conditions

Examples of how doc@HOME has helped patients and saved money

Case study: NHS South East Essex – NHS Direct/Docobo Ltd 65 patients were monitored over 7 months commencing April 2009. 11.8% reduction in the length of Community Matron face to face visits; 75% reduction in A&E visits; 83% reduction in … Read more → – Examples of how doc@HOME has helped patients and saved money

Homecare monitoring tracks visits from staff

Homecare monitoring uses telephones, mobile phones or similar data collection methods to track the times of visits by homecare staff. The service is well proven with eight companies approved to supply to Local Authorities via ESPO Framework 394/12. Currently over … Read more → – Homecare monitoring tracks visits from staff