New approach to reduce hospital admissions due to falls

The number of frail older people needing to attend hospital in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to reduce, thanks to a new approach developed to identify people at risk of falling.

The new approach, or ‘pathway’ as it is sometimes called, is a result of joint work between local health, care, prevention and wellbeing services and is being made possible by the partnership transforming health and social care for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, Together We’re Better.

Your Care Connected – a new integrated electronic care record on the way for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

A revolutionary new way of providing health and care is on the way in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Your Care Connected is a new electronic system which will link NHS and local government organisations more closely than ever before in order to provide the best possible care.

The new digital shared care record means patients will no longer have to repeat information to different health and care professionals and avoid having to undergo unnecessary duplication of tests – leading to fewer delays in receiving the right care.

Your Care Connected will also empower people to have greater control of their care by enabling them to view their patient record online, while health and care professionals will, for the first time, be able to access to access an individual’s record wherever they are based.