Complex Cases Team - Implementation of The Care Needs Test Pathway
East of England
The Care Needs Test Pathway is a MDT approach that ensures patients complex health needs are identified and the appropriate level of care is provided upon discharge from the Acute setting. The main principle of this pathway was to not delay care, ensure correct level of service provision and ‘to get it right first time’. This has enabled a smooth transition of post-acute needs to be continued into the community for long term management thus ensuring that patients with the most complex health needs are managed appropriately and safely.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP, Paul Bristow MP, Jonathan Djanogly MP, Lucy Frazer QC MP, Shailesh Vara MP and Daniel Zeichner MP
By prioritising the care needs of patients when they are discharged, my local CCG is saving money and freeing up hospital beds. This should be celebrated, promoted and copied everywhere! (Paul Bristow MP)
The Complex Cases Team has performed excellent work to aid those in unique situations, whose needs are often complex. They have done so in the most difficult of years, and deserve to be honoured. (Lucy Frazer QC MP)
Congratulations to the Complex Cases Team on making the shortlist! I was very impressed with the staff's dedication to providing the very best care for patients with continuing healthcare needs. (Daniel Zeichner MP)