An initiative developed to reduce the number of hospital admissions for care home residents in North Staffordshire has been nominated for a national award. Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust and North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have worked collaboratively on the care home project to reduce unplanned hospital admissions for residents of Staffordshire care homes with high hospital admission rates.
Staff at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are receiving specialist training to spot the signs of a potentially life-threatening condition. Sepsis is the biggest cause of inpatient deterioration in hospitals and arises when the body’s response to an infection starts to injure its own tissue and organs.
Mr Ajith George is revolutionising patient care in the ENT Department at University Hospitals of North Midlands, by utilising a smartphone gadget to optimise efficiency and performance. The device, conceived in 2012, enables GPs to attach an endoscope to an Apple device allowing them to take photographs of what they see when looking in a patient's ear, nose or throat.
A South Staffordshire GP practice has become one of the first in the area to join a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Six members of staff at Lakeside Medical Centre in Church Road, Perton, attended a free one hour information session and have become Dementia Friends - an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.
A new dedicated sexual health clinic will be opening its doors in Stafford from Monday September 5, following relocation from the town’s County Hospital. The new dedicated service, to be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, will open on September 5 at its new home in the Civic Centre, Stafford.
The Carers Hub is a single point of contact for carers and their families in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. This August they have organised Hub Clubs for adults and young carers across the region.