The second Learning Session for the 20,000 Days Campaign was held on 6 -7 September and saw people from across the health sector coming back together to share the work they have been doing on the following collaboratives: Better Breathing, Healthy Hearts, ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery), VHIU (Very High Intensity Users) – Integrated case management, Rapid Response and Supportive Discharge, Community Geriatric Service, Delirium Care – early onset of confusion, Hip Fracture Management, Skin Infections and Cellulitis, Transitions of Care, St John Ambulance Service , Helping High Risk People and SMOOTH (Safer Medicines Outcomes on transfer to Home).
“When people first met back in May 2012 they learnt about the 20,000 Days Campaign, the improvement methodology we would be using and ultimately what we were trying to achieve,” says David Grayson, Clinical Lead 20,000 Days. “We have now moved into a phase where people have been out there gathering information, carrying out their PDSAs (Plan, Do, Study, Act) and working out what needs to change in order to shift the demand away from the Hospital and assist people to get treated in the community.
“We are thrilled with the success of the 20,000 Days Campaign second Learning Session and the feedback has been very positive,” says Diana Dowdle Campaign Manager. Overall people have said it was inspirational, with great presentations and effective use of case studies and patient stories. It also provided opportunities for networking, good linkage between the 20,000 Days Campaign and Localities work and sharing of ideas amongst the Collaborative teams.