An Innovative Example of a Nurse-led Respiratory Service in Tameside
Innovation can be defined as invention plus adoption, plus diffusion of an idea or process. In healthcare, it may be a novel idea, product, service or care pathway that has clear benefits when compared to what is currently done. Successful innovations often possess two key qualities: they are both usable and desirable1.
Many NHS staff have great ideas for improving the system and patient experience. If we are to realise the benefits from this, we must create a culture where innovation can flourish, and where our staff and patients feel empowered to contribute to the innovation process and help make change happen
In her presentation, Ms Lorraine Phillips explores the developing role of the “traditional” respiratory nurse and how modern respiratory care is delivered. She describes how the primary care team in Tameside has integrated with the Acute Respiratory Response Team to provide an early supportive discharge, and shares what this means for patients.
She describes integration of the extensive care team (ECT) with mental health units, and how the modern-day respiratory nurse works alongside the ECT consultant to provide long covid support
1. Kelly CJ, Young AJ. Promoting innovation in healthcare. Future Healthc J. 2017 Jun;4(2):121-125. doi: 10.7861/futurehosp.4-2-121. PMID: 31098448; PMCID: PMC6502619.
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