A selection of tools and information sources that you may find useful
A free programme for members working with people with Ehlers-Danlos
Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities. Primary care clinicians become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need.
Fidget Widget toolkit
A set of five specially designed widgets aimed at keeping hands busy and relaxed. Each of the five wooden tools has a specific motion, which can help to relax or calm an individual or support repetitive actions. Created by Active Minds, The Alzheimer’s Society and University of Central Lancashire, the toolkit costs £59.95 and is available to order from shop alzheimers.
This tool to help members and other health professionals to promote best practice was updated in April. The map helps to identify, deliver and monitor cost improvement programmes and quality, innovation, production and prevention schemes in the NHS. It has three sections: enablers for efficiency, service efficiency and system efficiency. It highlights successes some NHS organisations have had in delivering specific efficiency schemes and provides signposts to existing tools and reference materials.
Interactive public health e-learning tools
A series of e-learning tools to boost healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills. Launched by Public Health England, they provide bite-sized information on key public health issues to help members and other professionals prevent illness, protect health and promote wellbeing. Register and log in.
Available on the CSP website, these briefings provide valuable workplace advice. They include: adoption leave and pay, annual leave, long service leave, public holidays pay, bullying and harassment, complaints, disability discrimination, flexible working, grievances, HCPC investigations, injuries at work, maternity leave and pay, tips for negotiating your own pay, over payments and deductions, overtime and unsocial hours and emergency duty working, parental leave, part-time rights, paternity leave and pay, redundancy, seven day and extended hours working, sickness payments, TUPE, working time… and more.
Digital triage tool for musculoskeletal disorders
Physiowizard is an online platform and mobile application that enables patients to self-assess muscle and joint problems. It uses algorithms to summarise the patient’s medical assessment into automated reports. Physiowizard’s key benefits include 24/7 access from any device – tablet, PC or mobile. It has the ability to match patients to a recommended pathway of care on day one of their musculoskeletal disorder and it provides an automated report for the patient and a clinician.
Fun stroke rehab
The NeuroBall is a smart tool to support upper limb rehabilitation exercise by playing games. Users can access different games through the app, and track their progress. Developed with stroke survivors and therapists, the NeuroBall intelligently adapts to the individual’s ability and becomes increasingly challenging as they progress. It’s a fun and engaging stroke rehab device. Visit neurofenix for details.
How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work
Newly-published memoir of a cardiac nurse, described by The Times as ‘a youthful, vibrant, cynicism-free book’. The author works at St George’s Hospital, London and was the RCN’s first writer in residence in 2017.How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work by Molly Case, Viking, £14.99 ISBN: 9780241347379.
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