TEC Programme – Overview of Year One Activity

Resource

This short paper provides an overview of investment released in 2015/16, grouped where possible into investment themes, and sets out some of the key areas of national activity, including that progressed under the Improvement Programme. TEC Programme – Overview of Year One Activity (July 2015)  

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Teviot Project

Examples of Practice

The need to challenge current service delivery and to identify areas of improvement to support earlier discharge from inpatient setting to patients own home/homely setting.

This project aimed to test a new model of community based Allied Health Professional (AHP) provision in the Teviot Locality.  The service is designed to support: earlier discharge from acute settings for stroke and fractured neck of femur patients; earlier discharge from community in-patient beds and the avoidance of unnecessary admissions and re-admissions for patients who require physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy intervention.

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Pharmaceutical Care

Examples of Practice

The Borders Pharmaceutical Care Project aims to prevent avoidable medication related hospital admissions (e.g. falls, adverse drug reactions), optimise medicines use, reduce the number of potentially inappropriate medicines prescribed, enhance integrated working between Health and Social Care to enable safe medicine administration, and support others to identify patients at high risk of medication related adverse events.

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Anticipatory Care

Examples of Practice

Very few patients had an anticipatory care plan in place should they become unwell and none had a plan should their informal carer become unwell or unavailable.  There were often separate plans in both Health and Social Care and sometimes access to the required information out of hours was difficult or the information just unknown, potentially resulting in short term care home admissions and avoidable hospital admissions.

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Alternative Housing Models and Intermediate Care

Examples of Practice

Issues the projects addressed were:

  • Supporting people to live more independently in the community for longer, thereby reducing care home admissions
  • Making better use of care services to move away from the rigid model of home carers visiting
  • Working with Registered Social Landlords to bring together the Housing Support function with personal care
  • Filling the gap of reduced social and community based activities as a result of the move from institutional models of care

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