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What does the Care Homes team do?

The CCG has a small Care Homes team who work closely with care homes and providers to help improve the quality of care residents receive. The team help to support Care home staff to ensure they are receiving the training they need and complying with CQC guidelines.

The Care Homes team uses its experience and knowledge of clinical guidelines to ensure that patients within East and West Suffolk get the care they need to live a long and happy life.

As new clinical guidelines are developed and new research is published on existing care homes, care home staff are alerted to any changes and supported in implementing these changes.

The Care Homes Team supports the CCG’s aim to improve the health of the population by improving the quality of care through:

  • Promoting the safe, evidence based and cost-effective use of homely remedies
  • Providing up to date, unbiased information about legislation, clinical guidelines and care pathways
  • Supporting providers and care homes to make positive changes to comply with CQC guidelines
  • Minimising the risk of falls, acute episodes and admissions
  • Developing local guidelines and care pathways to optimise the care the resident receives

Latest News

Comic Relief Grant - 31 July 2017

Information on funding from Comic Relief to improve patient wellbeing.

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Current Projects

Red Bag - 31 July 2017

Initiative to enable care home residents to keep personal belongings & medication in one place in the event of an acute admission.

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Dementia Diagnosis - 31 July 2017

Improving the Dementia diagnosis rate to ensure patients receive appropriate post diagnosis support.

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Useful Links

My Care Wishes - 31 July 2017
Information on My Care Wishes & relevant documentation. read more ...
Homely Remedies - 31 July 2017
Information on Homely Remedies and best practice.

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Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with the Care Homes team, please contact us on:

Tel: 01473 770035 or
Email: amy.woodward@suffolk.nhs.uk

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