EC Trust – 4 times a winner in CHKS Top 40 Hospitals

CHKS logoIt’s getting to be a habit – East Cheshire Trust is listed for the 4th time since 2011 in CHKS ‘Top 40 Hospitals.

“The award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.”

CHKS 40Top Winners 2014

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Borders
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Southern Trust Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Weston Area Health NHS Trust
  • Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Read the report in The Middlewich Guardian or more information at CHKS

Nursing Technology Fund Success for East Cheshire NHS Trust

Extract from NHS England article

In October 2012 the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Nursing Technology Fund to support nurses, midwives and health visitors to make better use of digital technology in all care settings, in order to deliver safer, more effective and more efficient care.  The funding was to be allocated to providers in two rounds. The first round, for £30m, was for funding to be spent in FY13/14.

East Cheshire’s application was one of 226 received from a total of 139 Trusts. Following evaluation by a panel of senior nurses, 75 Trusts have been awarded funding totalling almost £30m for 86 projects.  A list of successful applications is available to download.


  • Accelerating Integrated Care and improving Nursing Agility and Care Quality with mobile working  – £734,97
  • Bedside e-Observation System  – £725,030


EC NHS Trust supports Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign

East Cheshire NHS Trust is supporting the Department of Health’s Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign ‘Been coughing for 3 weeks? Tell your doctor.’

Lung cancer claimed around 99 lives in Eastern Cheshire in 2012, and 148 people were diagnosed in the same time period. This makes it one of the area’s biggest causes of death.   

For further information about the national lung cancer awareness campaign visit the Department of Health website

EC Trust in the top 40 for 3rd time

Extract from The Knutsford Guardian

EAST Cheshire NHS Trust has been named as one of the top 40 hospitals in the country by independent healthcare analysts CHKS for the third time in a row.

The trust made the 2013 40Top Hospitals list on the basis of evaluation carried out by CHKS around 22 key performance indicators, covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

East Cheshire NHS Trust was also placed in the top 40 in 2012, 2011, 2006 and 2005, as well as being shortlisted for a much-coveted Quality of Care award in 2010.

Extract from HCS Care Coordinating

HCS Care Coordination Service to Focus on Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions

(May 7, 2013)

“East Cheshire NHS Trust is to partner with HCS, to help drive forward the development of integrated care across Eastern Cheshire’s Health and Social Care system. The HCS Care Coordination service will provide expert assistance to the Trust to support the delivery of integrated care as a key partner in Eastern Cheshire’s Caring Together Program, which aims to commission and deliver patient-centred joined up, pro-active care services.

Samantha Nicol, Caring Together Program Director at NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, commented: “Our aim is for improved care for our local population in all areas: clinical, the care pathway and the experience for patients. In addition, we wish to improve the experience for the professional staff delivering that care. Working with HCS provides an opportunity for us to take advantage of a significant amount of expertise and resource that aligns completely with our Caring Together vision and which will help us deliver the success we are looking for.”

The HCS Care Coordination service will focus specifically on work at East Cheshire NHS Trust aimed at reducing the number of preventable hospital readmissions. This focus will involve project support to help the Trust develop appropriate clinical leadership and governance arrangements, as well as assistance in implementing two HCS Care Coordination service modules, Re-admissions Manager and MobileCare. These modules will be enabled by Net.Orange’s clinical Operating System (cOS™), a real-time cloud-based big data platform, which forms part of the HCS Care Coordination solution.

The first module, Re-admissions Manager, will allow East Cheshire NHS Trust to significantly reduce preventable hospital readmissions by identifying high-risk patients, enhancing the management of discharge planning, and supporting more effective transitions of these patients to non-acute care settings. The second module, MobileCare, will support pro-active management of patients across boundaries in all care settings — primary, acute and community — through applications running on handheld devices that can be used by clinicians, practitioners and members of multi-disciplinary teams both within the acute setting and when visiting patients at home.

Read the full article here

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