New resource available from the Centre for Nursing Innovation

FONSCentre for Nursing Innovation

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The links below enable you to freely download and share the latest Improvement Insights, part of the FoNS Dissemination Series Improvement Insights.

Each of these one-page summaries reports on the innovative ways in which nurse-led teams across the UK have been supported by FoNS to work with patients, relatives and staff in their drive to deliver excellent care.

Volume 8 Numbers 1-10:

FoNS is committed to supporting the development of nursing and healthcare practice and one of the ways we achieve this is by providing freely accessible information. All the projects and initiatives reported on have been supported by one of FoNS’ practice based development and research programmes and have aimed to:

  • Respond to the needs of patients
  • Improve patients’ experience of care
  • Be evidence based (including practice knowledge and service users’ experience)
  • Make changes to practice
  • Share their learning

Fit 4 Work 10 Week Diet and Nutrition Programme!

Breakfast Cereal 3Congleton and Macclesfield Courses

  • Expert nutrition and life coaching advice plus fitness training
  • 1 hour session each week for 10 weeks
  • £50 for the full 10 weeks
  • First 30 East Cheshire Trust Staff to enrol receive £20 subsidy– so just £30 to pay!

Congleton Programme

  • Starts Thursday 7th February 2013
  • Sessions every Thursday from 17:30 until 18:30

Macclesfield Programme

  • Starts Tuesday 5th March 2013
  • Sessions every Tuesday from 17:30 until 18:30

Crewe Programme

  • Programme to start March 2013 pending amount of interest received

Click here for further details

If you would like to enrol please contact no later than 28th January for the Congleton programme and by 14th February for the Macclesfield programme.

Pilates at Congleton War Memorial and MDGH
Please email your expression of interest for the following classes to:

If enough interest is received classes would commence beginning of February -at £4 per session

Pilates Class – Tuesday Evenings, Congleton War Memorial, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Wednesday Evenings, MDGH, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Thursday Lunchtime, MDGH, 12.30 until 13.15

New Staff Health Promotion Activity Calendar

Take a look at our new health promotion calendar to find out more about health awareness activities in your workplace from January until April 2013.

View the Staff Health Promotion Calendar

Your Suggestions

The new Employee Wellbeing Strategy is based on the following three staff pledges which reflect East Cheshire Trusts commitment to employee wellbeing.  The Wellbeing Group meet on a monthly to discuss, develop and review actions against the following staff wellbeing pledges

  • Increase Physical Wellbeing at Work
  • Focus on Weight Management & Healthy Lifestyles
  • Increase Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

If you have any suggestions or ideas which could help with this work or would like to be become a member of the Wellbeing Steering Group, please contact:

Eileen Platt, Wellbeing Group Chair

Allied health professionals (AHP) QIPP toolkits

NHS Networks

 The Department of Health has identified potential savings and the opportunity to provide better care by involving more AHPs in patient care. This series of online tools aims to help the NHS identify how therapists can intervene at different stages of a patient’s condition to improve patient care whilst saving on costs. This first set of toolkits covers how AHPs can help to improve care for stroke; oral nutritional support; musculoskeletal care; cancer; and diabetes.

News from NHS Networks: 3 November

Progress report from the Department of Health on the four year plan to improve training for health visitors.
Care Quality Commission will be inspecting a further 50 NHS hospitals and 500 adult social care services as part of its work on dignity and nutrition.
This report focuses on three Health Professions Council regulated professions – chiropodists / podiatrists, occupational therapists, and paramedics – and explores their understanding of what professionalism means and how it develops.   Read more »

News from NHS Networks: 3 November

Care Quality Commission will be inspecting a further 50 NHS hospitals and 500 adult social care services as part of its work on dignity and nutrition.
The cold weather plan for England, which aims to protect people’s health throughout the cold winter months, was launched today – the official start of winter.
Carers UK has published a briefing outlining a joint call with over 50 other members of the Care & Support Alliance for action to reform social care
Four new case studies outline how some NHS trusts have trialled a variety of solutions to reduce spend on agency staff.
The Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research in partnership with Health and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has announced the creation of a new Clinical Practice Research Datalink service, which will be fully established by 1 April 2012
This report highlights the process of care of children less than 18 years of age, including neonates who died within 30 days of emergency or elective surgery on the same admission. A copy of the Executive Report is available in The Staff Library.
This quarterly report presents provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS stop smoking services in England during the period 1 April 2011 to 30 June 2011.
A major push forward in the implementation of a screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), which will save the lives of thousands of older men, has been launched by health secretary Andrew Lansley.
A survey by the Medical Technology Group to explore the provision of and access to uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) treatment for fibroids, found significant variation between PCTs and acute trusts in the numbers of women undergoing UFE, and a lack of patient involvment in commissioning fibroid treatments.
Many news sources have reported that a “major review” of the NHS breast screening programme is to take place. BBC News said “the evidence for breast cancer screening in the UK is being reviewed amid controversy about the measure’s effectiveness”.
GPs will be able to prescribe ticagrelor (Brilique), in combination with low-dose aspirin for up to 12 months, for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), following final guidance from NICE.