NHS England - East of England Region: Winter (De)-Conditioning Game

The aim of the campaign was to engage teams across health and care services to raise awareness of de-conditioning, encourage the testing of small scale changes to reduce functional decline and to share best practice examples. Over 170 teams took part, representing all six systems, with up to 150 medals awarded each month, indicating the number of improvement projects that took place. The medal submissions reflect strong leadership and creativity from teams across the East of England and have resulted in preventing avoidable harm during possibly the most challenging winter the NHS has ever experienced.

The judges highighted how this initiative has a huge potential to be spread and adopted nationally. They felt it was a fantastic innovation that is low cost with a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of patients, residents and staff. 

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Surrey Downs Health and Care Partnership: Development of an Integrated Frailty Model — HIGHLY COMMENDED

Derbyshire Community Health Services FT: Dementia Palliative Care Team

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust on Behalf of the System-Wide ‘Healthier Pennine Lancashire Partnership’: Care Sector - Improving Access to Community Health Services

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust: GeriPall Project - Bringing the Best of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Together

Hampshire Hospitals FT, South Central Ambulance Service, Southern Health FT and Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Frailty and Falls Care

London Ambulance Service Trust: Advanced Paramedic Practitioner Urgent Care Programme

North Central London ICB in partnership with Training Hub: Using Technology to Improve Outcomes for Care Home Residents and Staff


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