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Project manager: Cardiovascular services.
- England - London (North, East and Essex)
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Head of Quality
East Kent CCGs
- England - Kent Surrey Sussex
- Anna Gorringe (End of Life Care Clinical Lead, UCLPartners)
- Chris Larkin (End of Life Care Project Manager, UCLPartners)
- Jane Sproat (Senior Programme Manager, Enhanced Health in Care Homes Healthy London Partnership)
This project aims to develop an improvement-focused peer support community for care home managers across all 77 older people’s care homes in London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering & Redbridge (BHR).
The idea for a peer support community has come directly from BHR care home managers, through a recent initiative to encourage partnership working between care homes and the local acute Trust (Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust) which was facilitated by Healthy London Partnership.
The focus will be on Community of Practice-style events and workshops, where learning and best practice can be shared. In order to develop improvement capability in BHR care homes, Behavioural Insights training will be provided for managers which will support them to identify effective, low cost improvement ideas (see Eric Barratt’s Q blog on Behavioural Insights). We will also provide facilitated action learning sets, building relationships between peers and promoting shared learning and shared problem solving.
In line with our commitment to co-design principles, Community of Practice members will identify shared improvement projects to focus on, and project support will be provided to launch these.
NEL CSU would be commissioned to provide flexible support, avoiding risk of delays due to recruitment and drawing on existing expertise.
For 2018/19, UCLPartners and Healthy London Partnership are working with North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) to deliver educational interventions for care home staff, supporting improvement in patient care in the following areas:
– recognition and management of deterioration (Significant 7)
– end of life care (What’s Best For Lily?)
The peer support network will increase the sustainability of these improvement initiatives, as well as other improvement initiatives underway in care homes in the BHR system.