A group of healthcare providers have won a HSJ Value Award for a tool that helps spot and escalate physical deterioration for residents living in care and nursing homes.
The RESTORE2 project, created by NHS West Hampshire CCG with support from the Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative and adopted by Somerset CCG and NHS Kernow, won the HSJ award in the 'System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative' category.
RESTORE2 supports homes and health professionals to:
- Recognise when a resident may be deteriorating or at risk of physical deterioration
- Act appropriately according to the residents care plan to protect and manage the resident
- Obtain a complete set of physical observations to inform escalation and conversations with health professionals
- Speak with the most appropriate health professional in a timely way to get the right support
- Provide a concise escalation history to health professionals to support their professional decision making.
Matthew Richardson, Deputy Director of Quality and Nursing, NHS West Hampshire CCG, said, "This project is a great example of local innovation enhanced by national collaboration, and recognises the achievements of some superb individuals. At the heart of it all is keeping the people we care for safe and healthy, and I'd like to thank everyone who has worked on making this project a success".
Louisa Forbes, Enhanced Health for Care Homes Nurse Manager, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, said, "Locally, we believe in RESTORE2 and NHS Kernow have worked very hard to promote it. The care homes describe it as a 'life saver' for empowering staff and improving outcomes for residents".
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