Providing enhanced healthcare in care homes: a guide to replicating our model

Author:
NHS NEWCASTLE GATESHEAD CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
Publisher:
NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
13
Place of publication:
Newcastle upon Tyne

Outlines the Enhanced Health in Care Home model (EHCH) operating in the Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group area, which uses a virtual ward multi-disciplinary approach to delivering health care in care homes, with rapid access to specialist health services. It provides details of the service, what is required to set it up and the benefits it can provide. Benefits cited include a reduction in avoidable hospital admissions, reduced A&E attendances, and reduced GP home visits. It also shares potential problems and solutions, successes and dangers. The guide will be useful for local service providers and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are considering establishing an Enhanced Health in Care Home model (EHCH) in their own area. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
models, care homes, older people, complex needs, multidisciplinary teams, health care, integrated care;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
England
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