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Wirral: care home teletriage service

Wirral has a large number of care homes and had a significant number of non-elective admissions from care home residents. It was a priority to ensure that care was provided in the patient’s place of residence wherever possible, as a non-elective admission can have a detrimental effect on frail older people. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Wakefield District: Enhanced health in care homes vanguards

The programme aims to tackle loneliness and fragmented care by joining up services for older people in supported living schemes and care homes, to help people live longer, healthier lives at home and within their communities. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Using the improved Better Care Fund in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council has been working with local partners to develop and deliver a clear plan for use of the improved Better Care Fund. The approach is helping to maintain capacity across both social work and the independent sector, and supporting system flow and hospital discharges. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Tower Hamlets: admission avoidance and discharge service (AADS) and discharge to assess

In September 2016 these separate schemes were merged to form the admission avoidance and discharge service (AADS). This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Tackling delayed transfers of care in Ipswich and East Suffolk

In the last year, there has been a major transformation in how partners Ipswich and East Suffolk work together to tackle delayed transfers of care (DTOCs). For example, on 1 February 2018, 10 DTOCs were reported; in the same period in 2017 it was 49. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Tackling delayed transfers of care in Bradford District and Craven

Bradford District and Craven has a population of around 590,000 people. It is divided into two health and care partnership areas with distinct geographies and demographics. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Sutton: the 'red bag' approach

In Sutton, the 'red bag' contains standardised paperwork, medication and personal belongings, and it stays with a care home resident from the time they leave the residential home to go to hospital until the time they return to their care home at the end of their stay in hospital. This example of local initiatives forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Surrey: seven day, eight to eight social care at Surrey's five acute hospitals

Managing transfers of care: an example of how a local area is working to implement system change. Between January and October 2012, Surrey County Council worked closely with health partners to introduce reliable seven days per week social care services, including earlier weekday mornings and later evenings. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Surrey: discharge to assess

In East Surrey, adult social care and the CCG are working together to pilot the use of discharge to assess for all continuing healthcare (CHC) assessments. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Surrey County Council: enhancing care in care homes

In 2014 East Surrey CCG embarked on a project to improve the medical care of residents of nursing and residential homes. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.