bw73_hsj_awards20finalistWe are thrilled to announce that our Complex Care Premium (CCP) programme has been shortlisted for a HSJ Value in Healthcare Award in the workforce development category.  

The CCP is part of the ‘Vanguard’ partnership between East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, and is a training and support programme created for care home staff to become ‘advanced champions’ to deliver better care to frail, elderly, residents to reduce avoidable hospital admittance.

The CCP programme gives care home staff the confidence to look after frail, elderly people with complex conditions, improving their health and quality of life and preventing unnecessary and potentially distressing admissions to hospital.

Each advanced champion in ‘vanguard’ homes receives training in one of six specialist areas:

  • dementia
  • nutrition
  • engagement and wellbeing
  • falls and fragility
  • wound management
  • health – including end of life, continence, neurological and respiratory conditions.

The home then has 3-6 Champions (depending on the level of the framework undertaken) who act as an internal  multi-disciplinary team.

A total of 166 champions have been trained over 66 care homes since the programme began in 2015. Since then hospital attendances/admission from care homes have reduced and residents’ experiences have improved by being able to remain in their care home rather than going to hospital.

“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 for our Complex Care Premium framework in partnership with East and North Hertfordshire CCG and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) in the Workforce efficiency category. We are extremely proud of the valuable work we and our partners have put into the ‘Complex Care Premium Framework’ and delighted to receive recognition for the improvement it brings to managing clients with complex care needs across Hertfordshire.” said Sharon Davies, Chief Executive of HCPA

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. Even getting this far is testament to the hard work and innovation of our ‘vanguard’ partnership and the work it is doing to keep elderly people in their homes, rather than in hospital,” said Beverley Flowers, Chief Executive of ENHertsCCG.