We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Community Care Initiative of the Year at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards. The joint project between Fosse Healthcare, Nottinghamshire County Council, birdie and EMAHSN has helped to identify health deterioration in people who receive home care services quickly so that they can be treated earlier.
The pilot used digital tools to help bridge the gap between social home care and primary care and support care staff to spot early warning signs that a person was becoming unwell.
Tracey Jackman, Head of Patient Safety at EMAHSN, worked with Fosse Healthcare to evaluate the project. She said: “We are delighted that this project has been shortlisted for an HSJ Patient Safety Award. The findings of the evaluation, which covered one area of Nottinghamshire, show the work could be scalable to benefit many more people who receive care services in their own homes.”
Our CEO, Volt Sacco, said: “This project demonstrates how collaboration, integration, technology and innovation can make a huge positive impact on people’s lives. Given the financial pressures and the recruitment crisis across the health and social care system, the early detection of deterioration project showcases place-based delivery in action, through multi-disciplinary partnerships across domiciliary care and primary care.”
Take a look at this short video of May who has been involved in the project:
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