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CHS Healthcare – discharge to assess bed brokerage

Discharge to assess bed brokerage has been a major part of our work for almost a decade, having managed one of the earliest examples of the concept. In 2009, we were commissioned in Liverpool to work on a service entitled Health and Well Being which was based on a pathway from hospital into intermediate care […]

British banks backed Business Growth Fund invests £10 million in CHS Healthcare

BGF Business Growth Fund

CHS Healthcare has received a £10 million investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF), a major investor in British businesses. BGF are the most active investor in small and medium sized businesses, supporting growth across all sectors and all regions in Britain and Ireland. The funding will be used to expand CHS Healthcare infrastructure and operations, […]

Outstanding contribution to the care system – award for our service as part of hospital discharge team

Tina Snowden

Tina Snowdon, CHS Healthcare Business Manager (south-east), said: “We are so proud of our team in Norfolk – they are a close knit, brilliantly optimistic and positive team who have done a great job from day one. CHS Healthcare is part of the discharge team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust which has […]

CHS Healthcare chief executive to judge Health Service Journal awards

CHS CEO Dr Richard Newland

CHS Healthcare chief executive Dr Richard Newland has been invited to be a judge in the prestigious Health Service Journal Value Awards, 2018. The HSJ Awards are widely recognised by the NHS as a showcase for best practice, with many hundreds of entries assessed by leading figures in the health and social care field. Dr […]

What does best practice in continuing healthcare look like?

Harry Bourton

By Harry Bourton, regional manager, CHS Healthcare A large proportion of published articles on continuing healthcare focus on issues around eligibility for funding. This is understandable, given the complexity of the field and controversy which often arises, but it neglects the fact that continuing healthcare is also a NHS service provided by all Clinical Commissioning […]

CHS Healthcare has a new hub of specialists located in the renowned Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, south-west London

Royal Hospital For Neuro-Disability

CHS Healthcare has a new hub of specialists located in the renowned Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, south-west London. The team of ten experts in continuing healthcare have moved into the RHN, which has a distinguished 160-year history of meeting the needs of people with profound disabilities. The move enhances the existing partnership between […]

Utilising the stranded patient concept to improve patient flow

Dr Richard Newland

By Dr Richard Newland, chief executive, CHS Healthcare At a recent gathering of academics, NHS managers and strategists, a phrase that was repeated in many sessions was the “stranded patient”. The concept is simple: define the proportion of beds in a hospital occupied by patients who have been there for seven days or more. Although […]

Open day marks new era for continuing healthcare centre of excellence

Art Calder

We are holding an Open Day to mark a new phase for our Stoke centre of excellence in continuing healthcare services. NHS commissioners and local services are attending the event on May 24th to open a new training centre and base for our highly respected continuing healthcare team. The CHS Healthcare service in Staffordshire was […]

Making reablement work in discharge to assess

By Jane Creed, Helen Edwards (physiotherapists) and Jackie Waller (occupational therapist) “Reablement” is a frequently used term in health and social care, often understood from a systems perspective, referring to support after a period in hospital. But this fails to really explain what reablement is, or its core purpose. In essence, reablement means helping the […]

All the key statistics you need at a glance: introducing the new Caretrack dashboard

Michaela Houghton Caretrack

By Michaela Houghton, Systems Development Manager, Caretrack The original idea which fuelled development of the Caretrack dashboard came from a users’ forum. There are more than 1,000 users of Caretrack across the NHS and regular user forums have always provided a very important insight into what is working well and what future developments are needed. […]

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