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Welcome to our impact reports. Each report provides a snapshot of our work.
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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.
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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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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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Innovation Exchanges

Innovation Exchanges

Working closely with the East Midlands CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) congress and provider trusts, we have developed a targeted and responsive approach to supporting our 5 East Midlands STPs. This is based around our successful Innovation Exchange format, a highly facilitative process that brings together health, social care, industry, patients and third sectors to discuss common challenges and rapidly deploy innovative solutions.

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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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The Tomorrow Project - Award winning suicide prevention services

The Tomorrow Project - Award winning suicide prevention services

The Tomorrow Project is delivering 2 unique services supporting people in distress in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The services are for people who are contemplating ending their life or have been bereaved by suicide.

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PINCER - reducing harm and saving money through prescribing improvements

PINCER - reducing harm and saving money through prescribing improvements

PINCER reduces harm and aims to saves money through prescribing improvements. General practice prescribing error rates are around 5%, with serious errors affecting 1 in 500 of all prescription items - analysis shows PINCER is cost effective and reduces error rates by up to 50%.

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Benchmarking to improve care for older people living with fraility

Benchmarking to improve care for older people living with fraility

By 2030, there will be a 51% increase in people aged over 65 and a 101% increase in people aged over 85 years. This will result in additional pressure and increasing demand for health and social care services by older people. The older people living with frailty project is the first time in the UK that a system has been developed that shares data across a whole patient care pathway for this group.

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Championing Public and Patient Leadership and Inclusion in order to enable patient centred innovations

Championing Public and Patient Leadership and Inclusion in order to enable patient centred innovations

Improving patient experience and outcomes are at the heart of everything we do, and with this in mind EMAHSN has adopted Public and Patient Leadership (PPL) and Inclusion as key priorities. Offering a bespoke range of support the EMAHSN PPL team works to ensure our projects and programmes take on board the views and needs of patients inlcuding people from underserved/ under represented communities.

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Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

In 2015 NHS England announced a call for bids to deliver the national “Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme” (NDPP). EMAHSN supported The Lecicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) to indentify a partner to support this national programme. Our expertise ensured LDC was able to negotiate a ‘win-win’ profit share partnership, ensuring their intellectual property remained protected and opportunities were maximised to benefit patients.

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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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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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