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Improving and Integrating Care

NICE and Wakefield Care Homes Vanguard

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Improving and Integrating Care

NICE and Wakefield Care Homes Vanguard

With the population in the UK ageing to higher levels, the number of people living with multiple long-term conditions is increasing also. Healthcare services are already stretched and need to find new ways of tackling and addressing the rising demand for care provision and associated services.

A project being undertaken in Wakefield, has led to reductions in hospital admissions, attendances at A&E and ambulance call outs of older people living in supported care housing and residential homes. Sponsored by NICE, Wakefield Care Homes Vanguard has improved their quality of care of older residents by bringing services together, ensuring these are personalised and by establishing an enhanced primary care service through the provision of a named primary care professional to support care home managers. The project also aims to tackle issues of loneliness and fragmented care.

Figures indicate that:
Emergency admissions fell by 28%
A&E admissions fell by a fifth
Ambulance call outs fell by 14%.

The project has trialled other new ways of working by coordinating care through the creation of a multidisciplinary care home and extra care living scheme support team including therapists and nurses. The team works closely with a community geriatrician and pharmacists, and carries out comprehensive assessments of residents. Tools have been developed to assist individuals with shaping their own care and Wakefield Care Homes Vanguard is supported and underpinned by NICE recommendations. 
 
News Story

With the population in the UK ageing to higher levels, the number of people living with multiple long-term conditions is increasing also. Healthcare services are already stretched and need to find new ways of tackling and addressing the rising demand for care provision and associated services.

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