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31 October 2018

Seal of approval for Respond training

Mr Orde recently attended Respond training, which brings together the full range of professionals in mental health crisis care to learn together using a simulated scenario with audio and video clips. Writing to the team afterwards, the High Sheriff said: “I have attended many training sessions, and can confidently say that…Respond simulation training created more […]

06 June 2018

Great North Care Record Network: Help design the regional consent model

The focus of the event is how the data sharing preferences of the 3.6 million people living in the North East and North Cumbria can be captured. The Connected Health Cities team, working with its partners, has developed online tools which could be used by frontline practitioners and the public to set their data sharing […]

25 May 2018

New guide on developing trusted assessment schemes

Implementation of the HICM is a national condition for the BCF, as stated in the 2017-19 Integration and BCF policy framework. Many people wait too long to be discharged from hospital resulting in poor experience of the health and care system and poorer outcomes. Trusted assessment is a key element of best practice in reducing delays […]

17 May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

So, it is essential that people in a mental health crisis receive a fast, effective and streamlined response – to get the right support, whichever service they turn to first During Mental Health Awareness Week, Monday May 14 to Sunday May 20, we are highlighting our ground-breaking simulation training package that brings everyone together in […]

11 May 2018

Enhanced health in care homes events hailed a huge success

More than 300 care home staff attended three, free conferences, which covered issues like falls prevention, pressure damage and transfers between care providers. NHS England (with support from the North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network) delivered the sessions in Gateshead, Newton Aycliffe and Penrith. Speakers from across the region outlined the […]

02 March 2018

150,000 uses for new, safer digital care system

The MIG provides secure, real-time access to a summary of GP-held records for emergency doctors, nurses and paramedics, to enable them to make clinical decisions using the most up-to-date information. The latest figures show that around 150,000 GP-held patient records have been successfully accessed using the MIG (Medical Interoperability Gateway) system since May last year […]

26 February 2018

Hundreds attending care home events – don’t miss out!

More than 200 care home staff attended the first two events, which covered issues like falls prevention, pressure damage and transfers between care providers. With strong demand for places, the final event has been moved to a new venue, so that as many people as possible can attend. Speakers from around the country will outline […]

14 February 2018

‘Overwhelming’ response to mental health crisis training, say evaluators

Designed in the North East by mental health crisis care professionals and experts by experience, Respond simulates a mental health crisis scenario with video and audio clips, and group discussions in a safe environment. Respond brings together everyone in the crisis pathway – including doctors, nurses, police, paramedics, approved mental health professionals and experts by […]

31 January 2018

QE Gateshead’s dedicated ‘winter ward’ in the spotlight

A dedicated ‘winter ward’ helping to ease the pressure on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is in the spotlight. The Newcastle Chronicle reports that the initiative has halved the length of stay and improved patient experiences for those affected by flu – such as people with pre-existing conditions. Dr Clive Kelly is featured in […]

26 January 2018

Free NHS falls training for care home staff

A new one-day training course, specially designed for care homes in the North East and North Cumbria, can help your staff give the best possible support to residents who suffer falls. Falls training can give your staff the confidence and skills to assess a resident’s condition, link with health professionals and ensure they receive the […]

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