Quarterly Good Practice Bulletin - Jan 2017

Welcome to your NHS Benchmarking Network quarterly bulletin.

The NHS Benchmarking Network's good practice bulletin shows you how to use evidence from Network projects to implement successful change, as well as sharing examples of innovation from the membership. Below are synopses from four good practice case studies developed with our members. The full case studies are available for member organisations to download from the members’ area under “View outputs”. 

Keeping Adults Safely out of Hospital - A community services case study

Learn how North East London Foundation Trust developed a multi-disciplinary Community Treatment Team (CTT) to provide short-term intensive care, in order to reduce avoidable admissions for patients who can be supported to remain at home, rather than attend ED, for their assessment and intervention. 

The Hope Service: A CYPS Specialist service

Learn how The Hope Service, a specialist multi agency service jointly funded by Surrey County Council and CCGs, has reduced out of area placements and psychiatric inpatient hospital admissions for young people between the ages of 11-18 years with mental health needs. 

Facilitating early supported discharge for older patients

Learn how Bristol Community Health's 'in-reach' service, set up in January 2015, reduced length of stay and delayed discharges for older people, supported their return to home and made cost savings for the NHS.

Medicines Optimisation Technicians on the wards

Learn how Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust met the increasing clinical demands of its pharmacy service on the wards with no additional funding available. 

Thank you to the member organisations above who have supplied information. If you would like to share your good practice case studies and particularly how you have used the benchmarking information to support change and improvement, please contact Lindsey Ashley

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