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Medicine for Members Meetings 2018

Medicine for Members Meetings for 2018 

Tuesday 6th February  2pm - 4pm Winter Pressures
Acute Services Redesign
Wednesday 25th April 6pm - 8pm Community Nursing
Wednesday 25th July 9.30am - 12.30pm Join the Clinical Standards workshop to
have your say about what you would like to see change, improve or develop.
Thursday 6th September 11.00pm - 12.30pm Annual General Meeting in the Education Centre
Thursday 13th November 2pm - 4pm Getting to Good Improvement Journey

All meetings to take place in Conference Room, Level B of St Mary's (unless stated otherwise).  Invitations will be sent out to those members that have expressed an interest in attending meetings and events.

Tuesday 13th November 2018

‘Results now showing’ - This was the message to attendees of the Medicine for Members presentation made on Tuesday 13th November in the conference room.  This meeting started with an overview from Chief Executive, Maggie Oldham and Vaughan Thomas, Chair. They explained how the Trust board has been replaced with all new personnel in the last 12 months, including several with a clinical background. 

One of the questions from the floor during the overview was ‘When will the Trust be out of special measures?’ The answer was that the Trust is moving forwards to 'Requires Improvement' and is on its journey to 'Good' by 2020. The CQC rated 8 areas inadequate on initial inspection. 1 is now Good, 6 are now Requires Improvement and one remains as Inadequate, but is predicted to move to Requires Improvement by January 2019.

Following the general Trust overview, there was a Quality Strategy and a number of ‘Getting to Good’ presentations. Quality Strategy was presented by Suzanne Rostron, Head of Quality Governance.  Her message was that improvements are clinically led.  This message was reinforced by showing a video shot at St Mary’s featuring clinical staff and how they felt improvements in their particular field are being achieved.

End of Life is an important service on the Island. Shane Moody, Consultant Nurse, explained that 50% of deaths here are under NHS care.  He went on to describe how improvements in dealing with matters around end of life have been made, from communication with relatives to joint working with the Mountbatten Hospice and drawing-up a new after death protocol document.

Andrea Bevan, Clinical Lead for 0-19 Children Services, spoke about improvements in school nurse training and a new information pack for GP’s. She also described a project that aimed to give children a voice about their needs, called Isle of Wight Parrots.

Physical Intervention Training for all staff, including those involved with admin, has been a positive improvement for the older person’s mental health teams. Sarah Turtle, Service Manager for Older Persons Mental Health described how this was a positive change for both staff and patients.

The last presentation was by the Matron for the Medicine Clinical Business Unit, Natalie Mew, on the Medicine Improvement Plan. She covered a variety of initiatives including documentation changes, such as care plans, to falls prevention with the Baywatch Scheme, and the meals matter project, which is centred on hydration and nutrition.  She also outlined how meal times have been improved for dementia patients by the use of coloured plates and a pictorial menu.

In summing-up, Vaughan Thomas commented that, through a huge amount of hard work by all concerned, ‘results are now showing’ in the general improvement of the Trust.

Quality Improvement
Getting to Good

Wednesday 25th April 2018

New Brave World of Community Nursing
Pilot Care Home Project

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Winter Pressures
Acute Services Redesign

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