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Key topic areas covered include: Communities, Hospital & Urgent Care, Leadership, Systems & Workforce, Mental Health Services, Primary Care, and Social Care & Safeguarding.

Including Emotional Support in Weight Management Services

Weight Management Services are a big part of the NHS Get Better Strategy. However, they only address the metric weight of a patient. Emotional support is needed to help the patient understand the potential underlying reasons for their situation. Only through a joint emotional and physical approach to weight management can patients’ be supported to make healthier decisions.

Improving Weight Management Referrals

Obesity is a major public health issue in the UK. Nearly two thirds of adults in England are overweight or obese. A common treatment plan for obesity is to refer the patient to a weight management programme, though many physicians are reluctant to do this. Improving referral skills should help build the confidence clinicians need to aid patients in joining weight management programmes.

How NEWS2 is Improving Health and Social Care in the West of England

Almost 50,000 deaths in the UK are caused by Sepsis every year. The West of England AHSN is ‘Spreading the NEWS2’ to help healthcare professionals make the right judgements and save lives.

Managing Transfers of Care & Reducing Hospital Admissions

Britain’s ageing population have complex needs, which the health and social care system is adapting to meet. Creating integrated care communities to reduce hospitalisations is key to this new strategy.

Responding Quickly and Effectively to the Deterioration of Sepsis Patients

Strong processes and procedures are in place to aid medical professionals spot a deteriorating patient. This case study explores those methods and highlights why trusting your instinct can be just as important when spotting sepsis.

How a Buddy System is Helping to Retain Nurses at Gateshead Trust

With nurse retention rates at an all time low, Gateshead NHS Trust has developed a strategy to make new starters feel welcome and prepared, whilst giving more experienced staff a new lease of life and job satisfaction.

Welcoming Refugees to the UK: CARAS’ Youth Programmes

Helping refugees settle and integrate into society is essential, especially for vulnerable young people. This case study looks at the work of CARAS in supporting refugees in South London.

Providing Inclusive Sex and Relationships Education for Young LGBT+ People

LGBT+ young people face a multitude of challenges at school. This case study discusses those issues and how schools can better represent their LGBT+ students through more inclusive RSE.

Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Support

Multiple studies have highlighted health inequalities which disproportionately affect Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Issues have been identified across the entire lifespan, from increased dental disease in childhood, poor experiences for black women using maternity services, to low numbers of elderly black people using mental health services. This case study will highlight the work CAHN are carrying out to identify structural and systemic barriers, and how they continued to deliver their services throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Gloves Are Off: Improving Disposable Glove Use Practices

The Covid-19 pandemic pushed the NHS to it’s functional limits. In the face of mounting pressure caused by increased hospitalisations, many processes had to be rapidly adapted and implemented. This case study will focus on the importance of improved hygiene procedures, looking at the ‘Gloves are Off’ campaign, and how new procedures came into effect.

Bristol City Council: A Multiagency Approach to Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People

Bristol City Council strives for a holistic approach to safeguarding young people in the city. This case study discusses how Bristol City Council have developed a multiagency approach to safeguarding vulnerable young people in the city

Liverpool City Council: Promoting Better Sexual Health Services for Women

Liverpool is England’s 6th largest city with a population of 498,048. The population has risen by 12.6% since 2009. There are areas of deprivation with high teenage pregnancy rates, as well as high abortion rates. We heard from Liverpool City Council about their current women’s sexual health strategy through the distributions of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) and the development of Women’s Health Hubs.

Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Healthcare Workers during the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on our healthcare workers. Consequently, the workforce are struggling with their mental health. This case study examines this and suggests ways to help these workers.

Learning from Inpatient Deaths to Drive Improvements in Patient Care

Ensuring better patient safety and quality of care is a constant focus for the NHS. This case study explores the impact of mortality review processes in driving better patient safety.

Using Electronic Data Systems in End-of-Life Care

EPaCCs keep a saved, electronic care plan for the last year of a patient’s life on a purpose-built database. Dr Steve Plenderleith spoke to us about the use of Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems and ways that they can improve end of life care in palliative medicine.

Improving End-of-Life Care for Patients with Learning Disabilities

Louise Jenkins spoke to us about ways of implementing workforce training programmes to improve end of life care for adults with learning disabilities.

Fulfilling Lives: Supporting People with Multiple Disadvantages

This case study will present the work of Fulfilling Lives Islington and Camden in helping women suffering multiple disadvantages, with a focus on domestic abuse and homelessness.

NHS Estates: Delivering Sustainable Practice across the Estate

In October 2020, the NHS became the first national healthcare system in the world to commit to a delivering net zero carbon emissions. This case study presents the Green Plan of the Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly Health Care Partnership.

Providing Inclusive Safeguarding Services for BME Communities

In this case study we’ll look at the work of the Equality & Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) in providing inclusive safeguarding services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Warwickshire.

Championing Inclusive Values as Leader: The Muslim Health Collaboration Network ​

It is important to champion inclusive values to break down barriers to success. We look at the challenges Nuzhat Ali has faced as a Muslim woman, and the work of the Muslim Health Collaboration Network.