From Steve Grange, Programme Director
Our work on enhancing patient care for End of Life services across Staffordshire is now progressing well. Clinicians and senior commissioners met at Yarnfield four weeks ago to discuss how we can build an End of Life strategy and work towards a unified pan-Staffordshire offer which includes children and young people.
We have been working on clear pathways for long-term conditions and looking at a locality approach to ensure those patients are treated effectively in their local primary care facilities.
Our offer to care homes is also being enhanced, with a community rapid intervention service coming into play this September. Paramedics and other clinicians in the field will have access to a team of specialists that can triage the patient within two hours and take the risk away from a nursing home to avoid unnecessary acute admissions. UHNM own this work alongside the TDU.