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Embedding the National Early Warning Scheme in Care Homes

The National Early Warning Scheme, referred to as NEWS2 ( the ‘2’ refers to a revised edition of the initial scheme that was first introduced in 2012), is widely recognised as the single standardised system used as a basis for determining the severity of a patient’s condition when suffering from an acute illness.It is widely used across the NHS especially in acute care and ambu ...

NHSmail: Making Digital Connections Count in Social Care

NHSmail is the secure email service approved by the Department of Health and Social Care for sharing patient identifiable and sensitive information. NHSmail, messaging and sharing can be accessed by any organisation commissioned to deliver NHS healthcare or related activities.  It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) ...

NHS England funds £2million to boost system-wide leadership development

NHS England has funded a £2million programme to help 23 areas kick-start or boost leadership development activities to support and inspire workforce in health systems across England from GPs, consultants and therapists to nurses, social workers and managers. The programme builds on learning from five successful leadership models: Frimley Health and Care 2020 Programme, Surrey ...

Help us to develop services for your future needs

Healthwatch are supporting your local health and care organisations to find out what is important to you and your family. The patient champion organisation will be visiting groups across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System to speak directly with local people. There is also a survey available as part of this work so that all local people have the opportunity to ...

Improving care and treatment for patients suffering with respiratory illness

A new system is being introduced across the Frimley Health and Care ICS, which will improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients who suffer with long term breathing difficulties caused through lung disease.The improvements will help clinicians’ with their diagnosis of lung illnesses; provide patients’ with more confidence and education about how they can also be involv ...

New emergency department to open at Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Park Hospital’s emergency department (ED) will be moving into the new emergency assessment centre (EAC) at the front of the hospital site tomorrow (Wednesday 3 April). The relocation at the Slough hospital will bring all services within the £49m EAC fully online. The new ED, which occupies the entire ground floor of the EAC, will begin accepting patients from early mor ...

Groundbreaking neurological care and treatment pathway

Patients within the Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System who suffer from neurological conditions, including: Parkinson’s disease Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis Headache and Migraine conditions are set to benefit from improved care and treatment following a complete redesign of the area’s neurological clinical services. The move is believed to be one of the firs ...

Significant step toward improving care through technology

Residents in the Thames Valley, Surrey and North East Hampshire area will be able to access their records and use digital services and apps that directly support them to manage their own health and wellbeing thanks to a new partnership between the Thames Valley Health and Care Records Partnership (TVS LHCR) and the System C & Graphnet Care Alliance. TVS LHCR has signed a c ...

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust rated ‘good’ in first full Care Quality Commission inspection

In November and December 2018 inspectors visited the maternity and surgical services at the Trust’s three main hospitals – Frimley Park Hospital near Camberley, Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot – and its community inpatient service at Fleet Hospital. They concluded that the standard of care at Frimley Park was ‘outstanding,’ while Wexham Park, H ...

Further services to open at Wexham Park’s new emergency centre

More patients will be cared for inside Wexham Park Hospital’s £49m new emergency centre from this weekend as further services come online. The acute assessment unit (AAU) for patients who are expected to be ready to go home within 24 hours will open on Saturday. With space for 26 beds and eight assessment trolleys, it will be located on the first floor of the state-of-the-art ...