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Communication improvement between inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy services

As the outpatient team are employed by a Community Division and the inpatient team by the Secondary Care division, it was rare that we would speak or communicate. The Covid situation has forced this, which I believe is for the better. It has enabled us to share skills and ideas on a much greater scale - which is of benefit to both staff and patients.  I can see huge challenges for all branches of physio when it comes to post viral conditions - and this type of collaborative working would...

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Improved access and communication between physiotherapy department and MDT

I have seen communication improve between ourselves and T&O. This has greatly benefited patient care and experience, but also staff learning and morale.  We have also noticed that there have been fewer barriers to communicating with GPs and other medical colleagues, such as Radiologists and Rheumatologists. It really has made things so much easier - especially as patient's have multiple co-morbidities and challenging health needs, even before COVID is factored in.

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Introduction of Domiciliary physiotherapy service

Submitted on behalf of Hannah Mills - Advanced physiotherapy practioner Although providing some form of a service over the telephone, it really isn't a substitute for seeing people. We therefore have set up a Community MSK service. This currently is one person, but as demand increases this might increase to more.  Domiciliary physio traditionally is around functional assessment and deconditioned patients who are house bound. We may find that moving forward we have a younger population of...

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Promotion of Self management

Submitted on behalf of Hannah Mills - Advanced Physiotherapy  As you are aware, as a health service we try to facilitate patients to independently manage their long term conditions. In the MSK service this is most likely to be the management of OA. Traditionally we, as clinicians, have been a little unsuccessful with that. Not having an option to treat has led to us being better at promoting self management - and maybe patients better at accepting it! Something, that I would like to see...

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Physiotherapy video consultations

Submitted on behalf of Hannah Mills Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner  Ordinarily we would run new patient clinics in either morning or afternoon blocks - using a fracture clinic model where we overbook and give a slot time, not a specific time for their appointment. On any day, approx. 90 patients could come through in a 5 hour period. This is no longer possible - for obvious reasons. Over the period of lockdown we have been providing telephone only consultations - and whilst this has...

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Theatre recycling and waste management

The reset of elective theatres allows changes to be made prior to returning to “normal” practice. We are using this time as part of a local QI Project at SWLEOC elective theatres to change how waste is managed. We are aiming to recycling all recyclables used during elective surgery as well as ensuring appropriate waste pathways are provided and correctly used within the complex. This should decrease the carbon cost of elective surgery as well as having a cost saving aspect to the costs of...

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Video consultations for elective/trauma care

Uploaded on behalf of Julia Cattermole (Service Manager – T&O) The biggest change that has been implemented and is likely to stay is the Video consultations. We aim to do at least 50% of clinics over video, going forward, even once the full lockdown and social distances is no longer required. This will reduce the need for patients to travel to the hospital, lowering emissions, save on parking charges and reduce the need to patients to take time off work to attend an appointment. There...

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Ankit Desai

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jun 12, 2020

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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

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