Integrated Clinical Assessment & Treatment Service (ICATS)
The Integrated Clinical Assessment & Treatment Service (ICATS) service triages and manages all orthopaedic referrals, offering face to face treatment for patients presenting with complex conditions, who have not responded to mainstream physiotherapy and who may need further investigations.
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The Virtual Ward is a new model of care. Patients and their families tell us that they want to be cared for in their own homes and communities wherever possible.In response to this, the Virtual Ward allows patients with a range of long-term health conditions such as chronic chest problems and some acute illnesses to be assessed, treated and managed in their own environment instead of being admitted to an acute hospital ward. The Virtual Ward is community based, flexible and adaptable to patients’ needs. It improves effectiveness, reduces admissions to hospital and allows early discharge from hospital.It aims to make the patient experience better and to help patients get better more quickly.
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Mental Health Project
The aim of the project is to support WFCCG Commissioning Intentions for 2012-13. Pathways of care will be redesigned to provide shared care, practice link working and an improved interface between primary and secondary care for the provision of Mental Health Care for people of working age.
The Clinical Lead for this project is Dr Paul Williams.
For more information or any queries regarding this project please contact:
Heather MacDonald, Head of Business Development and Operations, Wyre Forest CCG by email.
Wyre Forest Mental Health Directory
Care Homes and Health in Partnership programme
The Care Homes and Health in Partnership programme (CHiPP) aims to streamline health services for patients in care homes and strengthen relationships between GPs, care homes and community staff.
Led by NHS Wyre Forest CCG in partnership with Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the CHiPP programme involves Community nurses, GPs and Pharmacists working alongside care homes to provide additional support to care home patients.
The programme was set up after feedback from several care homes in Wyre Forest found that a clearer pathway of care
Improving Urgent Care
The commissioning and delivery of high quality and accessible urgent care services continues to be an important priority for the Worcestershire Health and social care economy, which we aim to ensure best meets the needs of our local and visiting populations.was needed for patients and closer links with health professionals.