Better together: a day hospital's move towards integrated care

Board, M, Pigott, L, Olive, H and Heaslip, VA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2037-4002 2019, 'Better together: a day hospital's move towards integrated care' , International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 26 (6) .

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Abstract

Background/Aims This article will present how an interdisciplinary team working within a day hospital in an acute NHS Foundation Trust embraced the opportunities of practice development to work ‘better together’ to meet the complex needs of individuals using the service. Methods By working closely with key stakeholders, the team developed an integrated service intersecting both primary and secondary care boundaries. Results The principles of practice development, including shared vision and focus, ensured changes made to the service were patient centred. These changes included a 360-degree assessment by professional staff with extended skills beyond their own professional role, and a virtual ward round, where individual patients are reviewed by an interdisciplinary team in the community with a focus on avoiding hospital admission, with quicker access to the day hospital. The team worked closely with their local university towards achieving practice development unit status, demonstrating a rigorous approach to the development of services provided by the day hospital. Conclusions The article highlights both the value of practice development and significantly the value of an interdisciplinary team working within a day hospital setting.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
ISSN: 1741-1645
Depositing User: VA Heaslip
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2022 13:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 13:53
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/65261

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