New Year opportunity – 3 Learning events

Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and East Cheshire NHS Trust have specified a number of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition Pathways which will be developed and implemented during 2012/13. These pathways contribute to the national and local healthcare agenda which supports the seamless delivery of integrated care to our patients, avoiding hospital admission where it is safe and effective to do so.

East Cheshire NHS Trust are hosting 3 learning events in 2012 to support the implementation of six pathways underpinned by best practice and NICE Guidance, and to facilitate the partnership working required to deliver interventions and treatment closer to home.  This redesign is an opportunity for colleagues from all partner organisations to work collaboratively to improve the patient experience.

Please see timetable below for dates, localities and pathways.

Date

Venue

Time

Pathways

30/1/13

Congleton War Memorial Hospital     Room 9

12.30 –
1.30 pm

First Seizure

TIA

20/2/13

Knutsford Community Hospital     Room 3

12.30 –
1.30 pm

Pulmonary Embolism

DVT

6/3/13

Waters Green MC Macclesfield
Training Room 2

12.30 –
1.30 pm

Cellulitis

UTI

If you are interested in attending one or all of the events, please indicate which by return email to ecn-tr.BusinessSupportUnit@nhs.net as this will help us to plan effectively for the events.

Please do not hesitate to contact Karen.shawhan@nhs.net or Elizabeth.muskett@nhs.net if you require any further information.

AQuA: Clinical Commissioning Group Authorisation and Development Programme

From Authorisation to Implementation:
AQuA has developed a five-module programme to support senior CCG leaders, CCG Chairs, Chief Operating Officers, Finance Directors along with senior Managers and Clinicians going through CCG assessment centres and to support the on-going development process, we are encouraging teams to apply for these modules as well as individual leads.

For more information please contact Liz Ashall-Payne at Elizabeth.Ashall-Payne@srft.nhs.uk.

Improving communication between GPs and palliative care patients

The ACA training programme to improve communication between general practitioners and their palliative care patients: development and applicability

Source: BMC Palliative Care June 2012

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Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell:  This article describes the development of a new training programme on GP-patient communication in palliative care, and the applicability to GPs and GP Trainees. This ‘ACA training programme’ focuses on Availability of the GP for the patient, Current issues that should be raised by the GP, and Anticipating various scenarios. Evaluation results indicate the ACA training programme to be applicable to GPs and GP Trainees. The ACA checklist was appreciated by GPs as useful both in practice and as a learning tool, whereas GP Trainees mainly appreciated the list for use in practice.

Length of publication: 16 pages