If taking vital signs, care homes should use the RESTORE2 tool, or other equivalent tools supported by local healthcare providers, to recognise deterioration in residents, measure vital signs and communicate concerns to healthcare professionals.
Care homes will be supported to recognise residents with symptoms using daily monitoring as above. During the weekly check-in, the clinical lead can support the home to understand the RESTORE2 and NEWS2 scoring system as a way of monitoring residents with symptoms.
Areas rolling out RESTORE2™ (full adoptors and pilot sites)
- Buckinghamshire CCG
- Dorset CCG
- East Suffolk
- Frimley ICS (Surrey Heath CCG, East Berkshire CCG, North East Hampshire & Farnham CCG)
- Fareham & Gosport CCG
- Kernow CCG
- Mid Devon
- North Hampshire CCG
- Portsmouth CCG
- Sheffield CCG
- Somerset CCG
- South Eastern Hampshire CCG
- Southampton City CCG
- Torbay & South Devon
- West Cheshire CCG
- West Hampshire CCG
- Wirral CCG
MPs in England have honoured NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Wessex Academic Health Science Network for excellence in this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards.
When care and nursing home staff see that a resident is becoming unwell, they can use the system called ‘RESTORE2’ to combine these ‘soft signs’ with standard observations, using the National Early Warning Score, and get the right level of urgent or emergency help.
This enables residents to receive care in the most appropriate place, at the right time and by the most competent person, preventing hospital admissions and saving lives.
The National Early Warning Score returns a score between 0 and 20 based on the results of:
- Breathing rate
- Blood oxygen level
- Blood pressure
- Level of consciousness or new confusion
- Body temperature
Heather Hauschild, Chief Officer said: “I would like to offer huge congratulations to everyone involved in the roll out of Restore2 especially our local GPs and care homes. It is a fantastic achievement to win a Parliamentary Award and very much deserved. It is also reflects our commitment to working with other partners in Hampshire, who provide health and care, to keep people safe and well."
Ellen McNicholas, Director of Quality and Board Nurse added: “We are delighted to win the Parliamentary Award for Excellence in Primary Care. It is an amazing achievement which recognises the hard work and dedication of the Quality team who support the delivery of care to the population of west Hampshire. This is a fantastic accolade to the NHS here in Hampshire.”
Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive, said: “It has once again been a privilege to celebrate with some of the extraordinarily dedicated and selfless health and care heroes who make the NHS what it is today – the much-loved institution that our patients say is what makes them most proud to be British. From those who have devoted their lives to helping people and supporting some of our most vulnerable, to delivering pioneering lifesaving treatments, the NHS Parliamentary awards are rightly honouring those who continue to make a huge contribution to our country, through our NHS Long Term Plan.”
The awards were launched in 2018 to recognise the massive contribution made by those working in and alongside the NHS. We were among the 12 winners – selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by over 230 MPs – to receive their awards at a ceremony on the Palace of Westminster’s Terrace Pavilion, hosted by Dr Sara Kayat, NHS GP & TV Doctor. Health Select Committee Chair Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP, and the panel of judges who collectively represent millions of NHS staff, patients and carers all paying tribute to the outstanding local NHS heroes.
The initiative has already shown a high level of success at an early stage with nursing homes that are already at the front of the curve in adopting this new innovation. If the initiative continues to be successful over the whole of Somerset it will have a very high impact in terms of improving patient safety, saving lives, enhancing patient experience, workforce competency and capacity, as well as improving clinical and financial efficiency.
Matthew Richardson (Deputy Director of Quality and Nursing) and Nicki Rogers (Nurse Facilitator) for West Hampshire CCG presented the award to the Woodley Grange champions on 9 January 2019.