Crystal Peaks Medical Centre is a GP practice in a busy retail park in Sheffield; it installed NHS WiFi in July 2018, NHS England have now produced a case study about this innovation and video interview with Dr Kirsty Gillgrass, a GP Partner at the practice. There are approximately 7,000 patients registered with the practice. It is a training practice with 5 GP partners and a large multi disciplinary primary care team.
The practice, along with other practices in the neighbourhood, is applying for digital inclusion funding to encourage digitally excluded patients to take charge of their health and wellbeing and make use of patient online services.
Practice staff will encourage patients to sign-up for patient online services while in the waiting room, and staff will be able to use mobile devices to demonstrate to patients how to book appointments online and order repeat prescriptions.
Having access to free WiFi can also reduce anxiety for patients before their appointment. Being able to make good use of their time by accessing emails, checking social media or even downloading an ebook to calm their nerves can improve the patient experience (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | October 2018 | District nursing students lead change to reduce pressure ulcers in care homes
District nursing students at the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCT) led a programme of work to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in local care homes. A case study of the programme is featured on NHS England’s Atlas of Shared Learning, it has demonstrated pressure ulcer reduction, as well as improved staff and resident experience, combined with better use of resources (NHS England).
See also: Nurse leadership in providing a virtual community placement for nursing students
NHS England | September 2018 | NHS opens international search for new innovations
NHS England is calling on the best innovators from across the world to apply to join two schemes that aim to ensure NHS patients benefit from new technology faster.
Two programmes that look to spread innovation across the NHS have opened for new applications as NHS England once again champions the spread of the latest and greatest new technology.
Through the Innovation Technology Payment (ITP) NHS England can directly fund a small group of proven innovations to help spread them at scale across the NHS.
The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) provides tailored support to innovators with compelling evidence-based innovations, to enable their innovations to be taken up at pace across the NHS. Eligible innovations must address one or more of the following priorities: prevention and early diagnosis (cancer, cardiovascular disease), mental health, primary care (Source: NHS England).
Applications for the ITP are open until noon on 3 October 2018, should be made on the NHS England Innovation website.
Applications for the NIA are open until midnight on 24 October 2018, should be made on the NHS Innovation Accelerator website.
Read the full release at NHS England
Further details about the Accelerator programme are here
NHS England | September 2018 | GP Career Plus Case Study: Newham Health Collaborative Ltd
A new video case study from NHS England shows the Newham created a ‘supply and demand’ staff bank that helps retain experienced GPs, provides direct access to experienced clinicians and lowers costs for sessional staff (NHS England).
NHS England | August 2018 | The Atlas of Shared Learning
A new case study on NHS England’s Atlas of Shared Learning shows how asthma and COPD in primary care can be improved. Following training for level 6 COPD and asthma care, the practice nurse at a Northumberland general practicerecognised the unwarranted variation between best and current practice within her GP surgery and addressed this by changing how their respiratory conditions were managed with more focus on patient empowerment and self-management, which is having a positive effect on patients ( Source: NHS England).
The case study looks at how value can be added, changes and lessons learnt
The full case study is available from NHS England
NHS England |August 2018 |NHS70: spotlight on cancer
More people are surviving cancer than ever before. As we continue to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, we shine the spotlight on some of the key milestones that improved cancer diagnosis, treatment and care over the decades, as well as looking to the future on NHS cancer care.
NHS England will also explore some of the work of the National Cancer Programme, as the NHS implements an ambitious. They have produced a timeline of cancer care improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and care (Source: NHS England).
You can watch the video here:
The NHS has played a major role in advancing cancer treatment and care locally, nationally and globally. In this video, we acknowledge some of the key milestones that marked huge improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and care.
Full details are available from NHS England