New Project report on FoNS Website
EIDDER: Early Intervention Dual Diagnosis Engagement and Recovery
During this 18 month project, the team worked with staff, service users and their carers/friends/families and revisited existing knowledge sources to develop an understanding of what supports better engagement and enhances the chances of a service user accepting specialist treatment options. Ultimately this has led to the team being able to describe and implement a range of treatment interventions. The range of options enabled the team to tailor care to the particular needs of the individual and to fully involve the service user.
This PowerPoint presentation explores the team's journey from starting with a fairly fixed idea of their aim to the final outcomes and their future plans.
This project was supported by the Patients First Programme
Patients First Programme
Have a look at these innovative and imaginative ways of exploring the patient’s experience of care. Approaches like these are very much a feature of the Patients First Programme. If you can see an area of practice that is not working as well as you would like, or have an idea for an innovation in practice, please visit our website and contact us to talk about your ideas. Closing date 7th September.
Collaboration with patients and service users
In these projects, service users do not simply ‘receive’ improved care, they are part of the process to improve patient care.
Observations of practice
Outcomes from a pilot project on workplace culture observations: getting evaluation and outcomes on the agenda by Jan Dewing, Sue Moore, Ella Wilder, Rachel Lohrey, Julia Hoogesteger, Zena Sale and Chris Winstanley
This very accessible paper describes and explores many hours of observation reports on what was seen, heard smelt and felt. The findings are contradictory, periods of noise and quiet, space and clutter, activity and stillness but led the team to think more deeply about the care environment and about how care was given and received.
Actively seeking out patients’ stories can provide great insight. In these examples, traditionally hard to reach groups are enabled to become actively involved.
A powerful tool to help practitioners enable their patients (and colleagues too) to be able to better express how they felt about their experiences of care.
Emotional touchpoints are one of the approaches suggested in this paper to explore patient stories, based on Jo’s considerable experience of working with teams to improve patient care.
Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care, Friday 15th September 2016, London
This conference focuses on the important issue of Nurse/Non Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care. It is widely recognised that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of non medical/nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life. A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS by quoting ref: hcuk20fons when booking.
Visit the website for more information and for bookings.