We received many applications to become First Tranches implementation sites and were very pleased in the number of high quality and excellent range of applicants who applied. Following shortlisting and interviews we are pleased to announce that we selected the following Teams:

 

Kent Community Health NHS Trust

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust will be working with their linked Primary Care Networks using improvement methodology in cross organisational working. KCHFT has selected wound care as a priority area for improvement as they believe the opportunities to impact meaningfully on patient outcomes, patient experience and effective use of resources are significant. They are building on several established wound medicine centres and seeking to implement the LL pathway across community teams (nursing, podiatry, lymphoedema) using technology to support better care and review patient outcomes.

 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust & City Healthcare Partnership

A team from Hull University Teaching Hospitals and the City Health Care Partnership Hull will be working in a partnership model – Piloting digital solutions and a fully integrated system of community and trust based MDT clinics to develop seamless referrals from community podiatry and tissue viability to weekly Specialist MDT Clinics across 7 treatment rooms in Hull.

 

Manchester Foundation Trust

A team from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Local Care Organisation, the University of Manchester, and Health Innovation Manchester will be working on a System-level plan to improve the outcomes of people with and at risk of lower leg wounds. The team will develop and evaluate integrated pathways for both foot and leg ulcers as well as chronic oedema/lymphoedema and wish to incorporate digital and education elements to maximise success.

 

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Wye Valley NHS Trust is an acute and community trust and are expanding their Specialist Lower Limb nursing team. They work closely with vascular services from outside the county and work cross functionally with many services (Acute, Community, PCNs, Lower Limb Services). Wye Valley Trust are investing in Chronic Oedema Ambassadors, Train the Trainer and leg ulcer management days throughout the county to ensure correct uptake of the pathways and the new services.