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Impact Report Front Cover 2016 web
Welcome to our impact reports. Each report provides a snapshot of our work.

We hope you enjoy reading about the impacts we have made to improving health outcomes, patient experience and economic growth for the 4.6m population we serve. If you have any questions or want to know more please contact us.

To download a pdfPDF version of our 2016 annual impact report click here.              
EPIFFANY Training Programme for Junior Doctors

EPIFFANY Training Programme for Junior Doctors

Prescribing errors were reduced by half and patients spent less time in hospital during the pilot.

As well as improved training techniques, the programme increased junior doctors’ wellbeing, which aims to ensure they stay in the East Midlands and see it as a great place to build their career.

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Informatics and Health Analytics

Informatics and Health Analytics

Our Informatics team is focused on facilitating quick and precise identification of issues, predicting future challenges and providing potential solutions through data analysis.

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Scarred Liver Project

Scarred Liver Project

EMAHSN’s Scarred Liver Project is implementing a community-based liver pathway focused on risk factors, integrated care across primary and secondary care and novel diagnostic technologies using a non-invasive procedure (Fibroscan®).

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SPARKLER

SPARKLER is a pioneering EMAHSN service that searches and collates evidence in relation to an issue of concern to a healthcare organisation, synthesising key information from multiple sources to inform service improvement and transformation. This ensures that the service change is evidence based, and thus can be spread at pace and scale.

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Advance Planning for Bipolar Disorder

Advance Planning for Bipolar Disorder

A cross-sector, multi-agency collaboration led by EMAHSN. Service users are at the heart of this transformational project to create the first ever advance planning guide for people with Bipolar Disorder. The guide assists with Advance Planning and provides guidance on the Mental Capacity Act.

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth

ChatHealth is a safe and secure text messaging service that puts secondary school pupils in touch with a school nurse.

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Oxygen Wrist Bands

Oxygen Wrist Bands

Colour-coded silicone wristbands which state the patient’s target saturation range, designed to ensure patients are prescribed the correct level of oxygen. Developed by frontline clinicians at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Florence - Simple Telehealth System

Florence - Simple Telehealth System

"It is such a simple system and within the first day I was receiving text messages to prompt me to test my blood sugar and all I have to do is send a text message with my blood glucose five times a day. I would urge people to use this system, if it can change my life, it can change anyone’s life.”

Josh, diabetic patient, Nottingham

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OptiMed-ID Project - Unit Dose, Closed Loop Medicines Management Solution

OptiMed-ID Project - Unit Dose, Closed Loop Medicines Management Solution

A tool which links electronic prescribing with unit dose packing robots and logistics software.

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eHNA Cancer Project - Holistic Needs Assessments

eHNA Cancer Project - Holistic Needs Assessments

EMAHSN's electronic Holistic Needs Asssessments (eHNA) cancer project brings together digital technology and a holistic needs assesment (HNA) tool. It a person centred approach that ensures cancer patients' physical motional, spiritual and social needs are addressed in an appropriate way.

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Silhouette® - Diabetic Foot Ulcer Digital Imaging and Assessment Service

Silhouette® - Diabetic Foot Ulcer Digital Imaging and Assessment Service

The Silhouette® project enables rapid escalation and de-escalation of patients with diabetic foot ulcers to and from hospital care, increasing accuracy and objectivity of assessments through use of 3D wound imaging and measuring technology and remote sharing of data. Reducing the number of follow-up appointments taking place in hospitals outpatient clinics. The technology enables remote monitoring of patients’ wounds in the community and improved digital health records.

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Patient Safety Collaborative

During the year NHS England established a national network of Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) including one for the East Midlands developed by EMAHSN. We consulted and engaged with our partners to develop consensus on key patient safety priorities. Areas have been identified and are focused on supporting, building and championing effective leadership and development of a safety culture. This includes support for older people, suicide, delirium, restraint and transition of care.

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Innovation Exchanges

Innovation Exchanges are events that cover a specific clinical area which, in consultation with our partners, are identified as a health and social care priority for the East Midlands. They are designed to inform industry and others on the key priorities and challenges in the area with a view to identifying applicable innovative products and services. The events are followed by a call for proposals from industry, third sector, NHS and public health organisations for projects promoting putting into practice at pace and scale proven innovations addressing one or more of the key needs in the specified area. In 2014-15 we held two Innovation Exchanges covering cancer and diabetes. Each event was attended by more than 150 representatives from all sectors across the region.

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Safety in Care Homes

Safety in Care Homes

EMAHSN’s Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) piloted a tool to measure the prevalence of common care problems. Called the International Prevalence Measurement of Care Problems in Care Homes (Landielijke Pravelentiemeting Zorgproblemen, or LPZ for short, in Dutch), it is currently used in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Indonesia and Brazil. It has demonstrated quantifiable improvements in standards of care problems (which we refer to as safety).

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