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PIEs programme 2016-17

This year we are supporting the following initiatives:

Improving Outcomes for Young Carers

This project focuses on Young Carers, who are more likely than their peers to experience poor physical/ mental health, social isolation and educational problems often unsupported. The project would improve identification, in-service support, and referrals, by a range of health, social care and voluntary sector professionals. The focus is on the identification and support of Young Carers (aged 4-18) who provide practical, emotional, personal and/or sibling care for someone with a physical, or mental health, or drug/alcohol issue, delivering the education and training approaches in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon.

Project contact: Edward Smith

Connecting Unplanned Care for Children

This multi-faceted educational intervention will transform the management of “urgent” paediatrics in primary care. By promoting inter-professional learning between GPs, paediatricians, health visitors and Early Years, it improves use of NHS resources, develops child health leads and involves patients and voluntary sector in building co-produced educational interventions.

Project contact: Chad Hockey

Dementia Care for Kilburn

This project is taking an integrated approach to education and training for professionals and the public to help reduce the stigma of dementia in local communities particularly amongst BAME and faith groups, removing common misconceptions of the disease, raising awareness and understanding, and promoting early diagnosis.

Project contacts: Kate Glass and Renata Chavda

The Harrow PACT Project for Care Home Residents

The project supports care workers in a select group of care homes in Harrow with the care planning process, and using a multi-professional approach, refine and streamline the care planning process to improve communication of the wishes of residents in the last phase of their life. Project contact: Asha Katwa: Asha@katwa.net

Developing allied health support workers to deliver public health interventions across North West London

This project is developing Allied Health Support Workers (AHSWs) to deliver public health messages, by creating and delivering an AHSW public health development programme, identifying opportunities for AHSWs to engage in public health, and forming an AHSW network for regular updates on public health.

Project contact: June Davis

Educational programme for domiciliary care providers and unpaid carers

The team will engage members of the public, voluntary agencies and domiciliary care providers in a multi factorial prevention programme to sustain health in older people. Health Interventions will target Dementia, Frailty and Falls, Preventative Care and better increased use of appropriate services. Key Health professionals will link across primary and secondary care, to train care workers with voluntary agencies and residents through innovative, joint learning events.

Project contacts: Suni Perera and Genise Estiaga

Recovery & Wellbeing College in Practice (R&W College in Practice)

This project is building on the progress achieved from its work last year (see 2015-16), where the Central and North West London Trust expanded their model to establish a local spoke of the college integrated into a General Practitioner practice (GP practice), Kilburn Park Medical Centre (KPMC), with a bespoke set of courses to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and staff alike. In this phase they are expanding to other GP practices, increasing courses and increase the evidence base to demonstrate that engagement with the model leads to improvements in health and wellbeing.

Project contact: Syena Skinner

Connecting Care for Children

This project (CC4C) is an integrated child health model that has been operating across North West London for two years. CC4C is effective beyond the outpatient setting and tackles important whole population issues such as obesity, and mental health. Patient and practice engagement is at CC4C’s core, enabled through an iterative process of co-design. in 2016 a broad umbrella approach whole population integrated child health archives of disease in childhood was published.

Project contacts: Mando Watson and Beatrice Liddell

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal mental health remains an area of clinical and educational need in NW London. The PNMH PIE has successfully raised the profile of mental health and wellbeing in pregnancy in Hounslow and beyond within NW London. We plan to continue using an adapted model of a team of educators. They continue to widen their remit from 2015 -16.

Project contact: Louise Page

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