Category: Enhanced Recovery

Covid Oximetry at Home on BBC South Today

The Covid Oximetry at Home work (sometimes called a "virtual ward") describes an enhanced package of remote monitoring (of symptoms and oxygen saturations) for patients with confirmed/suspected Covid-19 who are at risk of future deterioration/admission, provided within a patient’s own home (or usual residence) overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) from either the community or hospital.

Wessex Innovation Forum: Isle of Wight highlights video

Highlights from the Isle of Wight Innovation Forum, held on 4 July 2018.

Better Local Care: the story so far

Better Local Care in Hampshire wants to simplify how you access health and social care in your community by removing the red tape that often causes delays and frustration so you get the care you need at the right time, in the right place, by the right person.

It will achieve this by bringing together care professionals who already support the same local people, offering new ways for patients and the public to shape their own local services, and making sure care funding goes where it will make the biggest difference to people’s lives.

This video, produced by our CCG colleagues, describes the work of the Better Local Care programme over the past three years (2015-18), the results and what’s next.

Making GP practices Dementia Friendly with iSPACE

This webinar covers the key actions that surgeries need to take to become Dementia Friendly. Programme Lead, Katherine Barbour, discusses the experiences in Wessex, key successes and learning, and highlights the outcomes for people with dementia, carers and primary care.

NB: There is a minor erratum at the start of the talk. The three delivery models in Nottinghamshire relate to the spread of a dementia friendly toolkit developed during the iSPACE pilot in Derbyshire.

Enhanced Recovery Programme – the patient pathway for colorectal surgery

This video introduces a multidisciplinary approach to the patient pathway for colorectal surgery at the Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust during 2011, involving ward and specialist nurses, nurse practitioners, surgeons, junior doctors, dieticians and therapy specialists.

Following this approach, patients were encouraged to mobilise early and discharge is achieved typically on day 2-4 post operation. This represents less than half the time patients were staying in hospital recovering from surgery.

Tom Wainwright: Managing the process and collecting data

This video introduces ways to manage the process of implementing an enhanced recovery culture.

Tom Wainwright originally worked as a physiotherapist before working in clinical research. He has held managerial roles within the NHS including leading the design, implementation and delivery of an award winning enhanced recovery pathway, in partnership with Robert Middleton, which led to substantial clinical and economic improvements.

Read more about Tom Wainwright’s experience at his enhanced recovery blog, co-authored with Robert Middleton: