In the August edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin we feature an update from the Home First workstream of the STP on the Integrated Discharge Team that has recently started working on some of the busiest wards at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
There are also case studies from First Contact Plus and the Hospital Housing Enablement Team that demonstrate the wide variety of advice and support these services can offer, as well as links to our new videos on the eFrat app and the Hospital Housing Enablement Team.
The June edition of the Leicestershire Health and Care Integration bulletin is now available.
This edition includes an update on the work we are doing to prevent falls including a new video featuring the electronic Falls Risk Assessment Tool (eFRAT) app and the Unified Prevention Board’s recently agreed outcomes.
We also have an update on how plans to integrate adult health and social care Points of Access across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are progressing.
Previous editions of this bulletin are available in our Resources section.
The efforts being made by Leicestershire County Council to reach out to carers and their families have been acknowledged by NHS England.
The carers’ health and wellbeing service has been highlighted in a new NHS report as a good example of an organisation working closely with GPs to provide backing for the often-unsung heroes.
The service is backed by the county council, along with health partners, and one of the key components involves well-being workers from Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) linking up with the GPs to offer advice and support to carers.
A Leicestershire GP has urged local people to think ahead and plan their future options for care, by talking more openly about their wishes in the event of death.
Keeping on the move is important no matter your age, particularly in the winter. But, faced with frosty and icy paths and pavements, braving the outside world can be daunting especially when you aren’t confident on your feet and are afraid of falling.