[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].
The NHS Institute‘s Care Homes Programme works with care home residents, their families, care home staff and managers. The aim is to adapt and develop a set of easy tools which have potential to:
- Empower staff to make the improvements desired by residents’ and their families.
- Improve safety.
- Improve internal systems and working relationships.
- Improve efficiency, releasing staff time to care for residents.
The leads for this programme are Liz Ward and Sophie Cowley. The programme operates through two workstreams:
Care Homes Wellbeing: which focuses on improving resident and staff experience by strengthening communication within care homes.
Care Homes Connect: which plans to extend the learning from Care Homes Wellbeing to improve external relationships across the wider health and social care community.