Key points 12 October 2017

Written by Cassie Simpson on .

  • Solihull has submitted its Better Care Fund (BCF) Plan to NHS England and we are waiting to hear the outcome of the assurance process.
  • The Board has given the go ahead for the Solihull Together 2018 Awards that will celebrate outstanding efforts by local individuals and teams to improve the lives of adults in Solihull.
  • Recommendations were made to the CCG on the future of the Care Navigator Service.
  • Solihull’s figures for delayed transfer of care from hospital, (DTOC), are showing a significant improvement. These improvements are being driven by SupportUHome, one of Solihull Together’s key projects. Find out more about SupportUHome by reading this interview with the project leads.
  • As part of the Integrated Decision Hub project we have started a 3 month pilot with 3 GP practices in Solihull, testing out a new way of supporting frail older adults in crisis and at risk of admission to hospital. Instead of referring these patients to Solihull’s Acute Medical Unit (AMU), the GPs are referring them to the new Frailty Advice and Support Team (FAST) for a rapid assessment. The Frailty Advice and Support Team is based at the Medical Day Hospital in Solihull Hospital and is a consultant geriatrician led multidisciplinary team.

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