Tagged: health and care professional

Free access to end of life care training

Skills for Care continues to offer free access to e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) training to adult social care employers registered with the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). The DH e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is … Read more → – Free access to end of life care training

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

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

Lincolnshire Health Trainer Programme

The Health Trainer programme in Lincolnshire was set up in 2008-09 to cover the priority areas of Lincoln, East Lindsey, Boston, Grantham, Gainsborough, Sleaford and South Holland.  In late 2009 the service further expanded with two Health Trainers being appointed … Read more → – Lincolnshire Health Trainer Programme

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

Telecare service empowers people living with MS

People living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are being empowered to self-manage and avoid visits to their GP or A&E by using a new telecare service called NeuroResponse, based at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UCLH. Working with service … Read more → – Telecare service empowers people living with MS

Telemedicine reduces hospital admissions in Airedale

Airedale started out doing a telemedicine service for prison health (effectively outpatient consultations by video-conference) and have now expanded the approach to some of their long term care sand palliative care patients in their own homes as well as to … Read more → – Telemedicine reduces hospital admissions in Airedale