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Showing all projects in the category: Frail Elderly.

Evaluation of Health Call Undernutrition Service

Undernutrition affects an estimated three million individuals, 93% of whom live in the community (Russell 2009). If untreated it increases risk of illness, clinical complications and death (Brotherton 2010).  Undernutrition triples mortality in older people in hospital and after discharge (Stratton 2006), and impacts patient experience / outcomes whilst costing the UK economy over £13 […]

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Addressing skills training challenges in care homes across County Durham

Care home residents now experience more complex illnesses, with high levels of health and social need. Nurses and care staff working within care homes do not have regular access to NHS training opportunities, and can therefore lose practice and confidence in professional nursing skills. Consequently, some care home residents may have unmet health needs and […]

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End of Life Care Awareness Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff

Health Education England – North East has provided End of Life Care Awareness training for staff working in care homes and social care staff working in the community, across the North-East region. The training aims to improve the care delivered by care staff at the end of life, both in care homes and in the […]

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Dementia Awareness Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff: Case Study

Health Education England – North East has provided Dementia Awareness training for staff working in care homes and social care staff working in the community, across the North-East region. The training aims to improve the care delivered by care staff to people with dementia, both in care homes and in the wider community. Training is […]

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Assuring Quality of Care in Nursing Homes – Hydration Monitoring Solution

Dehydration is associated with poor outcomes such as falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, increased hospitalisation and mortality. Dehydration in older people is one of the top 10 common reasons for hospital admission and has a significant financial impact on the healthcare system. Yet dehydration in older people can be easily prevented or treated with an […]

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Resource matching and e-referrals with Palliative Care and Care Homes across Cumbria

Transferring patients from one kind of care to another is a complicated process. Failures in coordination between care providers can seriously affect patient safety. ‘Strata’ is a software programme that allows care providers to see a full directory of services available in their region. Patients’ needs can then be matched to the most appropriate service […]

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Further Deployment of Deciding Right across the North East and Cumbria

Deciding Right is an initiative that aims to help people make healthcare decisions in advance. Individuals of all ages who do not have capacity, or may lose capacity in the future, are empowered to make the right decisions about what care they would like to receive in an emergency or at the end of their lives. Forward […]

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Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System: EPaCCs

At present, there is no system in place to ensure that all health care providers can access ‘End of Life’ information. A patient may have informed their GP of their end of life care wishes, but many GP practices are only open for 30-35% of the week. It is vital that information about a person’s […]

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North East Dementia Innovation Hub: RCGP Dementia Roadmap and Sound Doctor Dementia Films

The number of people with dementia is predicted to double in the next 30 years. Early intervention and timely information and support can enable people with dementia to live independently for as long as possible. Newcastle University’s North East Dementia Innovation Hub supports and stimulates the delivery of world-class interventions and support for people with […]

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Improving Bone Health and Fracture Prevention “a population based approach across the North East and North Cumbria”

Approximately 65,000 hip fractures occur in the UK each year; with an annual cost of about £2 billion (this includes medical and social care). In 2012, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidelines on the assessment of risk of fragility fracture (NICE CG146) recommending “opportunistic case finding” and the Quality and […]

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MindMate – An app based platform empowering people with dementia

MindMate is an award-winning App that has been designed to provide an assistance platform for people with dementia, their carers and family members. The App has been designed and optimised specifically for older people and is being used by thousands of people worldwide. MindMate Case Study (uploaded revised version 22 January 2018)

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North East Pressure Ulcers Reduction Collaborative

Project Lead: Bob Brown

This programme bought together over 100 participants from 10 primary, community and hospital care from the NENC delivering training to over 100 participants to reduce the prevalence of pressure ulcers. This programme achieved a reduction of 36% pressure ulcers prevalence across the region. In collaboration with NHS England, the programme has now set up a […]

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A Multicentre Improvement Project to Standardise the Application of the RCP FallSafe Care Bundle

Programme Lead: Rachel Carter

This programme is a regional, multicentre improvement programme to standardise the application of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) FallSafe Care Bundle, to support the testing of falls prevention interventions commonly used within the acute trust setting. The Lead Trust is The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals who will work collaboratively with South Tees Hospitals and […]

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Collaborating for Better Care Partnership Sharing Event – working to improve healthcare in care homes

The North East and North Cumbria’s ageing population places additional pressures and strains on health service provision for the elderly. As a region, the AHSN NENC experiences higher than average unplanned emergency admission rates to hospital and higher than average length of admission stays for over 80’s than the national average. The sharing event in […]

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