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The Urgent Care project focuses on the commissioner perspective of the Urgent and Emergency Care system and reviews the provision of accident and emergency services as well as alternative community based services such as walk-in centres, urgent care centres, community services and primary care out of hours services.
The project analyses key metrics such as the structure of pharmacy services, policies and procedures, hours of availability, IM&T, clinical pharmacy, and home care.
The Network welcomes the publication of the 2018 Radiology project reports and toolkit, presenting the results of this year’s benchmarking project. This year is the eighth round of the Radiology project. 82 organisations participated in the project this year which has grown from 45 in the project’s first year.
The NAIC National Conference was held on 15th November in Birmingham, where our team presented the highly anticipated findings. We also heard from policy speakers about developments in IC and good practice members on the transformation of their intermediate care services. Read more here.
We are delighted to report the publication of findings from the 2018 CAMHS benchmarking project covering 107 services across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, making the project one of the most comprehensive data sets available for UK CAMHS services.
The NHSBN team closed the week of conferences with Benchmarking & Good Practice in Mental Health Services, on Friday 9th November. The conference offered a great balance of policy, good practice and plenty of data, as well as energetic debate and interaction from the audience. Read more here.
The 2018 Mental Health Inpatient and Community benchmarking project was the largest ever, with 100% of English Mental Health Trusts, 100% of Welsh University Health Boards and representation from Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Independent Sector.
Wednesday 7th November saw the team travel to Birmingham for our annual Community Services conference at the ICC. We were delighted to host exhibitors at the conference with whom our delegates could network, including British Geriatrics Society, REACH and Hospital to Home from NHS England, and Institute of Health Visiting.
The week commencing 5th November saw the team hosting three fantastic conferences, beginning with Benchmarking & Good Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) on Tuesday 6th November. Read more here.