Category: Education and Training

Working together to improve anti-coagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

This video showcases why collaboration across the NHS works perfectly for the patient.

We enabled secondary care specialists to work in partnership with GP practices to provide care in the community and ensured a streamline patient journey linked to on-going care by the community pharmacist.

Alcohol Toolkit: Resources for the Specialist Liver Nurse

Developed as part of the Drink Informed project, a series of resources was created for staff to help patients discuss the harmful effects of alcohol and how to make positive behaviour changes.

3D liver models have been well received, with patients able to understand the size, position and condition of this vital organ. This film shows how the resources can be used by clinical staff to empower their patients to make informed choices about their health.

PRIMIS: Primary care audit tool to reduce prescribing errors

PINCER is an audit process for use in general practice to identify patients who are at risk of common prescribing errors.

Wessex AHSN invited one of the PINCER Trial researchers, Dr Sarah Roberts, to speak to Wessex CCG and GP practice staff about the trial. Alan McGurk from PRIMIS explained how to use the audit tool.

This video is a summary of the workshop which was supported by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Wessex AHSN Medicines Optimisation Roadshow March 2015

An event held with local clinical, financial and operational leaders to accelerate the use of innovative, clinically and cost effective medicines, improving outcomes for patients and maximising the benefits of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) Agreement. The roadshow, one of 15 held across England, introduced the national context for the medicines optimisation initiative, and also showcased examples of local and national best practice alongside patient experience.

The roadshow was hosted by Wessex AHSN in partnership with NHS England and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

Using the Forum Theatre method in healthcare education

James Wilson, lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, explains an interactive theatre method used to encourage audience participation and learning around challenging health matters, including delivering significant news and working with dementia and psychosis.

The Engage Project

The Engage! Project was designed to support the psychological wellbeing of older adults during their hospital stay. Staff at Salisbury District Hospital recognised that when older people come into hospital they can feel that they have lost a sense of their own identity and independence, sometimes causing feelings of low self esteem, isolation, anxiety and depression.

Volunteers were recruited and trained to support older adults in hospital and make a difference during a difficult time in their lives.