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How might we deliver what we currently call planned or elective care in very different ways in the future? How could we make use of innovations that are available now to “break the rules” to radically improve care 10 years’ from now?
How can we best share learning to improve access and tackle waiting times?
We are particularly interested in novel ways to support people with multiple conditions and ways of managing high volume pathways

 

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Restorative Thinking

The Restorative Thinking team is working alongside UHMBT medical teams, HR, Inclusion & Engagement to develop day-to-day restorative relationships and communications.  This is a small pilot intended to test how far restorative practice can enhance: Team cohesion and culture change Relationships with patients Positive mental health and well-being Greater equality of voice Joint problem-solving and co-production Improved communication Making difficult conversations easier Staff...

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NHS VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL

We know that delivering medical services across borders is possible thanks to digital technology.    We also know that doctors working in the UK during the pandemic have supported doctors abroad e.g. chest physicians and  radiologists helping colleagues in India.    The NHS should build and operate a V irtual NHS International Hospital .   

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HOSPITALS IN A NETWORKED SYSTEM.

Labour shortages, work life balance issues, on call demands, 24 / 7 availability, concentration of specialty expertise are all issues which will require a high level of collaboration and co-ordination between hospitals if the NHS is to deliver effective and efficient care to the country.

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SINGLE ROOM POLICY

Hospitals with single rooms can deal with surges in demands for beds and easily  keep the flow of patients through A&E within the 4 hr standard. 

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HAPPY STAFF = HAPPY PATIENTS

The NHS management are well into being compassionate and concerned about their staff.  This paper looks at some ways the management could do better and deliver practicle benefits for Trust staff. 

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REDUCE NON VALUE ADDED TASKS

New build hospitals will incorporate digital health systems which minimise non-value added tasks.

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OUT SIDE SPACE AN AID TO RECOVERY

New build hospitals MUST have easy access to outdoor space for patients and their visitors + STAFF.

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THE AMBULATORY CARE REVOLUTION.

Virtual ambulatory care / Medical Kiosks and home working are all part of the hospital ambulatory care revolution across the globe. Clinical care delivery at a distance will have a major impact on the amount of existing and new build space is needed by the NHS in the future.

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NEW BUILD HOSPITAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM DISPERSED LOCATIONS.

The sooner CCGs / ICSs recognise the potential for distributed care and repurposed buildings the better for everyone.

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Be like Asda

If we look at other sectors we can see that they focus on ensuring that a few communication channels are well staffed and deliver. The supermarket analogy is that twenty years ago we could only go to the shops. Now we can go the shops, click and collect or get a delivery - BUT we cannot fax, phone or email them for ordinary services. We need a way to do this by using the NHS brand. In the analogy we will always be able to visit the hospital ED department(the equivalent to going to the...

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