University staff are invited to this informal seminar presented by Kerryn Husk.
Acute paediatric admissions have been increasing year-on-year with unsustainable financial and organisational implications for the NHS. The reasons for this are not yet fully understood and evidence is unclear. Various interventions have been introduced within paediatric acute care settings in the South West to try and improve service delivery and reduce both unnecessary unplanned admissions and the number of children and young people presenting to hospital in need of urgent care.
The regional urgent care Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) partnered with PenCLAHRC to build a broader evidence base through the development of a taxonomy of decision points in paediatric care, the establishment of standardised data definitions for the region, and service evaluation work, mapping and assessing the impact of interventions seeking to improve paediatric acute care.
This seminar reports the first phase of this region-wide project, a pilot study conducted in South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Torbay Hospital, focusing on two interventions implemented by the trust that were considered impactful and delivered at critical decision points in patient care.
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