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Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care - Our Work

TV&W ACC Long Stay Reporting

As a Network we are keen to gain a better understanding on long stay patients within ICUs within our Network. This process was used in the S.West where there were Complex Rehabilitation Case Managers within NHS England who could help facilitate any delays. It also gave commissioners an understanding on reasons behind and long stay patients they were commissioning.

We are keen to trial this process, and so we are requesting every Unit to complete this for every patient currently in their Unit with a length of stay > 28days (we will send a reminder to Lead Nurses at the start of each month – although do feel free to let us know if there is a better contact we should use).

Here is a link to the reporting form we are asking Units to complete

If you have any queries, then please feel free to email us: england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net

Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care - Our Work

TV&W ACC 2019 Study Day!

Primarily aimed for Nurses/AHPs, the Network Study Day is a great opportunity to hear updates from across the region & nationally!

The Programme for the day can be seen below, and you can register for the day here

 

Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care - Our Work

TV&W ACC Newsletters

Please see below a link to all our Network Newsletters:

To join our Newsletter mailing list, please click here: http://eepurl.com/duPeBb

South West Critical Care - Our Work

Cheltenham Easter Eggstravaganza Study Day

Presentations from our study day held on the 3rd April at Pitville Pumprooms.  A great day with many talks including Autonomic Dysreflexia, Saturation Probes, ICNARC and EMDR amongst others.

South East Critical Care - Our Work

South East Critical Care Conference - 2020

WATCH THIS SPACE – details of the 2020 conference to follow soon.

The conference programme will include research, audit and practice improvement from across SECCN – please contact caroline.wilson2@nhs.net with offers to present or with suggestions for topics to be included.

A poster competition will be run again in 2020 with a prize for the poster deemed the most creative and informative.

We hope to attract sponsors to support the event and we will run our fun quiz for delegates with a prize for the winner.

For details of previous conferences please see the general SECCN conference page.

South West Critical Care - Our Work

Presentations from Delirium Day - 9th October 2018

The presentations that were shown at our Delirium Study Day on the 9th of October at the Southmead Hospital Learning and Research Department are now available to view and share.  This was a very successful day with full attendance and inspirational speakers, please feel free to take a look at the information and use in your units.  With thanks to all that attended and our speakers including: Kate Tantam, John Bell, Sam Heaton, Sonia Maisey, Tom Hulme, Natasha Rac, Allan Sinclair, John Warburton, Dr Roger Garrett, Graham Brant, Keith Davies and Ann Touboulic.

Please click here for the documents

If you would like any further information, please contact swccn@uhbristol.nhs.uk

 

South East Critical Care - Our Work

Useful Links

Evelina London Children’s Healthcare – South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS)

The South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) is an intensive care service, transporting critically ill children from local hospitals to intensive care units (PICUs). The team is made up of doctors and nurses from their intensive care unit who are specially trained in stabilising and transferring critically ill children. The team give advice to staff at district general hospitals before their arrival to retrieve a child. They then provide intensive care to the child before they leave hospital, while they are travelling in an ambulance, helicopter or plane and when they are settling in to a PICU. Two teams are available to transport children 24 hours, 7 days a week. When they are not transporting children, the team are working within the intensive care unit. For comprehensive advice on referrals; clinical guidelines and drug calculations; medical formulas; information for patients and relatives visit: https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/our-services/hospital/south-thames-retrieval-service/overview.aspx

London and South East England Burn Network

The LSEBN serves a population of around 21 million people, living in London, the East of England, Kent Surrey and Sussex, Thames Valley and Wessex: http://www.lsebn.nhs.uk/

South West London and Surrey Trauma Network

Serves the population of South West London and Surrey.  The Major Trauma Centre is St. George’s Hospital which is supported by 7 Trauma Units: https://www.swlandstn.com/

South East London Kent and Medway Trauma Network

Serves the population of South East London and Kent and Medway. The Major Trauma Centre is King’s College Hospital which is supported by 7 Trauma Units.

Sussex Trauma Network

Serves the population of Sussex. The Major Trauma Centre is the Royal Sussex County Hospital which is supported by 4 Trauma Units: http://sussextrauma.org/

 

South East Critical Care - Our Work

Rehabilitation

The optimisation of recovery from critical illness, rather than mere survival, has developed increasing prominence as the physical and psychological ramifications of a stay in critical care have become widely acknowledged. Research on the longer term consequences of critical illness has shown that significant numbers of patients surviving critical illness have important continuing problems.

“For many, discharge from Critical Care is the start of an uncertain journey to recovery characterised by, among other problems, weakness, loss of energy and physical difficulties, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTS) phenomena and, for some, a loss of mental faculty (termed cognitive function). Family members become informal care givers, and that itself can exert a secondary toll of ill-health; family relationships can become altered and financial security impaired.” (NICE 2009)

Information for patients and relatives

SECCN Critical Illness Poster – Information for patients and relatives

FPH Anxiety Resource 2015

FPH Depression Resource 2015

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Recognition of the unmet clinical needs of patients surviving critical illness prompted NICE to publish guidelines for rehabilitation – Clinical Guidelines 83 and Quality Standards 158:

NICE CG83

NICE QS158

SECCN guidance documents to support critical care units to deliver rehabilitation throughout the critical illness pathway

SECCN Rehabilitation Summary Document September 18

SECCN Rehabilitation Pathway Standards September 18

SECCN Short Clinical Assessment September 18

SECCN Patient Diary Guidelines

Useful links

Link to Frimley Park Hospital on line training for patient diaries:   http://www.frimleypark.nhs.uk/e-learning/PatientDiaryTraining/launch.html

ICU Steps – Intensive Care Patient Support Charity: http://www.icusteps.org

 

 

 

 

 

South East Critical Care - Our Work

SECCN About Us

The South East (formerly South East Coast) Critical Care Network was established in April 2013 as a result of the merger between the critical care networks of Kent & Medway; Surrey and Sussex.

The role of the network is to enable Critical Care Services to work together to promote the highest quality of care for people in the South East of England. Critical Care is a vital hospital service for people with life threatening injuries and illnesses. Critical Care encompasses intensive care and high dependency care units and is where the sickest patients in hospitals are treated. Critical Care staff also provide support to ward areas to ensure the early recognition and response to acutely ill patients wherever they are in the hospital.

The SECCN promotes clinical engagement and collaboration across the South East region to ensure the delivery of safe and effective services for critically ill patients throughout the patient pathway. It provides guidance on service standards to ensure equity of the care patients and their families and loved ones receive. Critical care pathways are audited and best practice identified to serve as a benchmark for service improvement.

The SECCN provides a link between commissioners and providers of critical care to promote integration and coordination of services. The SECCN assists commissioners and providers to coordinate resources to secure the best outcomes for patients. Critical Care activity is monitored across the region to assist capacity planning and to forecast demand, to ensure that supply and demand of Critical Care services are matched even at times of peak activity.

Members of the SECCN work collaboratively to share learning, experience, knowledge and skills; to enable staff to have the skills and confidence to develop Critical Care services in line with initiatives and progress in medical practice and to meet the expectations of commissioners and the public.

Our network hospitals:

Hospital Lead Clinician Lead Nurse
Darent Valley Hospital Dr Mike Protopapas Maria Crowley
Kent & Canterbury Hospital Dr Martin Mayall Julie Cristall
Maidstone General Hospital Dr Dan Moult Angali Clifton-Fearnside
Medway Maritime Hospital Dr Paul Hayden Jane Westhead
Queen Elizabeth the
Queen Mother Hospital
Dr Craig Guest Deirdre McFarlane
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
at Pembury
Dr Dan Moult Jane Sansom
William Harvey Hospital Dr Mark Snazelle Jane Kirk-Smith
East Surrey Hospital Dr Claire Mearns Caroline Allison/
Chris Beevers
Frimley Park Hospital Dr Mark Blackmore Mary Virtue
Royal Surrey Hospital  Dr Amish Patel Jackie Yeruva
St Peter’s Hospital Dr Tony Parsons Denise Hallet
Eastbourne General Hospital Dr Alex Trimmings Sylvia Harris
Princess Royal Hospital Dr Owen Boyd/
Dr John Kilic
Clare Hebditch
Queen Victoria Hospital Dr Matt Lees Claire Tait
Royal Sussex Hospital Dr Owen Boyd/
Dr John Kilic
Clare McGregor
St Richards’s Hospital Dr Justin Dickens Emma D’arcy
The Conquest Hospital Dr Alex Trimmings Caroline Ellis
Worthing Hospital Dr James Nicholson Adam Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South East Critical Care - Our Work

SECCN Transfer of the critically ill

Patients who are critically ill in hospital may, during the course of their care, require transfer to another hospital or to another department within the same hospital.
Indications for transfer include specialist investigation or treatment; lack of availability of a staffed critical care bed, repatriation to a local hospital from a specialist center and transfer back to a local critical care unit from a more distant hospital.
Transferring a critically ill patient evokes risks but having a clear pathway of referral, risk assessment and clinical protocol the risk is minimised.

Transfer and Handover Forms

The SECCN transfer form and checklist for inter hospital ensure appropriate risk assessment prior to and preparation for transfer.

For ordering details: SECCN transfer charts ordering details

To view: Transfer form 1.0 FINAL2

To view: Checklist 1.0 FINAL2

 

 

 

The principles of safe transfer are applicable to patients transferred between hospital departments. The SECCN intra hospital risk assessment and transfer form is available for printing in A4:

SECCN Intrahospital transfer form V2 September 2018

 

 

 

Safe handover of care from one team to another is promoted by a standardize controlled process.

The SECCN standard operating procedure for handover is available for printing in A4:

SECCN Handover Form September 2018

 

 

Transfer guidelines

The SECCN transfer guidelines are currently being updated and will be uploaded as soon as possible. In the interim, please contact caroline.wilson2@nhs.net for any information or access the Intensive Care Society guidelines for the critically ill adult: ICS transport_of_the_critically_ill_adult

Transfer Training

Each critical care unit runs transfer training for staff. An Intensive Care Society accredited simulation based transfer course (STricT) has been developed by St Peter’s Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital critical care units supported by SECCN and Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex. This course is also run at East Sussex Hospitals. For further information on STricT please visit https://strictcourse.co.uk or contact strictcourse@gmail.com,

Useful Links

The North West London Critical Care Network website contains comprehensive critical care transfer information and can be found at: www.londonccn.nhs.uk

South East Critical Care - Our Work

SECCN Annual Critical Care Conference

SECCN has held a critical care conference annually since 2014 and the event continues to go from strength to strength. We are fortunate to be able to attract renowned speakers from within and outside the network and our conferences are attended by members of all health professional groups working in critical care. The event is kindly sponsored by a variety of companies which ensures that the event is free to delegates. A poster competition is held each year as well as a short quiz and each has a small prize for the winner.

** 2020 date to be announced soon **

The 2019 conference was held on 11th June at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Crawley.

The event was attended by over 100 delegates and supported by a range of sponsors who participated in a fun quiz competition. Presenters came from Critical Care across Kent Surrey and Sussex and we were delighted to have Dr James Haslam for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust as our special guest speaker.

2019 SECCN Critical Care Conference Programme

2019 SECCN Critical Care Conference List of Speakers

Presentations from the day

Becky Coles-Gale – The Role of Critical Care Psychology

Claire Rowley – Improving the recognition of deteriorating patients – one hospital’s journey

Deb Dykes and Dr Tim Martindale – Lung USS – What Is It?  Developing Physiotherapy Competence

Development of Critical Care Research

Jo Jones – Building a Critical Care Research Portfolio

Marco Arrighi – Psychological Care of Patients in ICU

Tina Whitfield – Examining PTSD after ICU

Mariam Davey – Longer Term Outcomes of Elderly ICU Patients

 

An absorbing presentation

A chance to Network

Some feedback from our delegates

“Good topic selection, I particularly enjoyed the clinical psychology …  and the Lung Ultrasound Demonstration”

“Useful and interesting talks that have been thought provoking”.

“Very good – everyone was very passionate about the presentations”.

Photos, presentations and posters to follow soon

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 2018

SEC Critical Care Conference Programme 2018

Speaker notes

Presentations

CRRT with Regional Citrate Anticoagulation on ESHT ICU – The first 8 years

Respiratory Weaning in Spinal Injury Rehabilitation

Sarcopenia and Muscle Wasting on ICU – a dietetic perspective

The Physiotherapy Role in Critical Care Outreach – stretching professional boundaries (2)

We’ve always doen it this way – Is it time to explore new ways of sharing information

Posters

The use of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy (HFNOT) outside critical care – a deanery wide survey
Dr P T Thorburn, Dr I Francis and Dr F Baldwin (Brighton & Sussex University Hospital)

 

 

 

Use of Simulation Based Learning in Critical Care Transfer Training
R.Mody, P. Wilder (Frimley Health)

 

 

 

Audit: Use of stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients
Dr. Sinan Bahlool, Dr. Krushna Patel, Dr. Andrew Baigey (East Kent Hospitals)

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2017

SECCN Conference List of Speakers 2017

SECCN Critical Care Conference Programme 2017

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2016

SECCN Conference List of Speakers 2016

SECCN Critical Care Conference Programme 2016

 

 

Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care - Our Work

Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Transfer Group

The Network has an active Transfer Group, led by Carolyn Barrett & Nikos Makris (Thames Valley) and Neil Johnson (Wessex). Recent priorities for the group include standardising the Network Transfer Form and a Network Competency Workbook, as well as an audit of the current provision of Transfer Training that is being delivered within the Network and Transfer Equipment.

View the Network Transfer Policy

View the Network Transfer Form – Thames Valley

View the Network Transfer Form – Wessex

View the Network Incident Form

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NHS England South – Adult Critical Care Improving Value (QIPP)

Combined quality improvement work with NHS South is ongoing and a NHS South strategy for capacity, currency and costing is being developed. This will necessitate active engagement with STP’s and CCG’s as well as provider trusts. A programme of engagement events will continue throughout 2018/19 and units will be supported to complete a demand, capacity and costing review by a programme of network visits.

More details to follow.

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Events Calendar

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Event: SWCCN Outreach Group Meeting
Networks: South West Critical Care
Location: Junction 24, Bridgwater
Date: 26th June 2019
Time: TBC
Information: For more details please contact us Find out more
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Event: SECCN Clinical Psychology Group Meeting
Networks: South East Critical Care
Location: The Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Date: 2nd August 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Information: Clinical Psychology Group Meeting – for further details contact caroline.wilson2@nhs.net   Find out more
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Event: NHS South Standardised Mobilisation Conference Call
Networks: South West Critical Care, Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care, South East Critical Care
Location: Call details to be confirmed
Date: 22nd August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Information: For further details contact caroline.wilson2@nhs.net     Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Clinical Forum – September 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: Shaw House, Newbury, RG14 2DR
Date: 4th September 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Find out more
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Event: SECCN Governance and Clinical Forum – date of next meeting to be confirmed
Networks: South East Critical Care
Location: Ashtead Hospital, Surrey, KT21 2SB
Date: 5th September 2019
Time: TBC
Information: The meeting on 5th September is to be rearranged – more details to follow. Items for the agenda to caroline.wilson2@nhs.net please. Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Outreach – October 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: Tidbury Farm, SO21 3QQ
Date: 4th October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Find out more
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Event: South West Critical Care Network Lead Nurse and Board Meeting
Networks: South West Critical Care
Location: Junction 24, Bridgwater
Date: 17th October 2019
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Information: Lead nurse meeting – 10:30 to 12:30 Board Meeting – 13:00 to 15:30 Location – Junction 24 conference centre, Bridgwater Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Practice Educators – October 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: Tidbury Farm, SO21 3QQ
Date: 17th October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Clinical Study Day – November 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: The Ark, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, RG24 9NN
Date: 7th November 2019
Time: 09:00 - 16:30
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net You can register for the day here Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Rehab Meeting – November 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: Shaw House, Newbury, RG14 2DR
Date: 21st November 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Transfer Leads – December 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: Shaw House, Newbury, RG14 2DR
Date: 6th December 2019
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Find out more
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Event: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC Clinical Forum – December 2019
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Location: Shaw House, Newbury, RG14 2DR
Date: 17th December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Information: If interested in attending to represent your Unit, please email england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Find out more
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What's new

News: TV&W ACC Newsletters
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Date: 5th August 2019
Information: Please see below a link to all our Network Newsletters: May 2019 February 2019 November 2018 August 2018 May 2018 To join our Newsletter mailing list, please click here: http://eepurl.com/duPeBb Read more
News: SECCN 2018/19 Annual Report
Networks: South East Critical Care
Date: 17th July 2019
Information: SECCN Annual report 201819 (for website) Read more
News: SECCN Newsletter March 2019
Networks: South East Critical Care
Date: 6th March 2019
Information: The SECCN March 2019 is now live and can be accessed via the following link: SECCN Newsletter March 2019 Read more
News: SECCN New Year Newsletter 2019
Networks: South East Critical Care
Date: 31st December 2018
Information: The SECCN New Year Newsletter 2019 is now live and can be accessed via the following link: New Year Newsletter 2019 Read more
News: South West Critical Care Network Newsletter
Networks: South West Critical Care
Date: 3rd October 2018
Information: Our summer newsletter for the South West is available to view, please click here for more.  If you would like to comment on content or add something to the next newsletter, please email us at: swccn@uhbristol.nhs.uk Read more
News: SECCN Newsletter September 2018
Networks: South East Critical Care
Date: 7th September 2018
Information: The September 2018 newsletter is now live. If you wish to view the newsletter (or subscribe to future newsletters), then please click the link below. September 2018 newsletter  Please do also get in touch if you have content that you would like added for future newsletters! Read more
News: Thames Valley & Wessex ACC ODN : New Transfer Forms
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Date: 30th July 2018
Information: Our new Network Transfer Forms are now available on our website! The link to these forms can be found on our Transfer Group page: https://southodns.nhs.uk/projects/thames-valley-wessex-acc-transfer-group/ Read more
News: SECCN Newsletter January 2018
Networks: South East Critical Care
Date: 18th May 2018
Information: New Year newsletter Read more
News: Network Newsletter – May 2018
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Date: 15th May 2018
Information: Our First network newsletter is now live! If you wish to view the newsletter (or subscribe to future newsletters), then please click the link below. https://mailchi.mp/4e7847fc0f50/tvwacc-network-newsletter Please do also get in touch if you have content that you would like added for future newsletters! Read more
News: New Website – TV&W ACC
Networks: Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care
Date: 10th May 2018
Information: Welcome to our new website, we hope you find it useful. If you are part of the Thames Valley & Wessex Critical Care Network, and you have any relevant news or events that you would like added to the site (or our newsletter), then please email: england.tv-w-criticalcarenetwork@nhs.net Read more
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