BUPA partnership wins award


Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A partnership between South Manchester Primary Care Trust (PCT) and BUPA’s Ringway Mews nursing home in Manchester has won an award for helping to prevent residents needing hospital treatment. The care home’s active case management has been awarded the Adult Community Services category of the Greater Manchester Healthcare NHS Awards 2005, which recognise innovation, achievement and excellence in healthcare. The project team at Ringway Mews reviews care plans, reduces the need for admission to hospital, reduces pressure on the NHS and gives patients direct and planned access to a range of healthcare that they did not previously receive. The team includes an NHS doctor, pharmacist and nurse who work closely with the care home’s nurses and carers. Amanda Lindop, senior sister at Ringway Mews, said regular assessments meant potential problems – such as a chest infection, which could result in a resident needing to see a GP or being admitted to hospital – could be identified and treated at an early stage. “Residen





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