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Great news for patients in Nottingham!

15th May 2024 | Posted in : Nottinghamshire, Self Help UK News, East Midlands News

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB's Personalised Care Programme is a success!

NUH Prehab Team at Self Help UK
NUH Prehab Team at Self Help UK

This two-year programme aimed to reduce surgery cancellations and improve patient outcomes.

Here's what we achieved:

  • Improved patient health and well-being: Patients received vital support, including mental health services and financial assistance through grants.
  • Reduced cancellations: Our Link Workers helped patients overcome barriers to surgery, leading to more procedures happening on schedule.
  • Faster recovery: Patients felt they could return to work and daily life sooner after surgery.
  • Motivated staff: The programme created a positive atmosphere for healthcare professionals.

Key learnings:

  • Personalised care is essential: It takes effort and cultural change within the NHS, but it's worth it!
  • Planning is key: Setting up a new service requires resources and clear planning.
  • Communication matters: Strong communication across departments and with patients is crucial.
  • Experience and support are vital: Having experienced staff and volunteers made a big difference.
  • Champions for change: Dedicated individuals who support the programme are essential.
  • Face-to-face interaction works: When possible, in-person contact with patients led to better results.

We're proud of this programme's success and its positive impact on our community!