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What you said

  • Adrian Hopper, Consultant Geriatrician

    It's fantastic that we had the opportunity to co-design the Passport with people with catheters and health and social care professionals.

  • Martin Dadswell, Resilience Interest Group member

    The NHS has kept me alive for 20 years, so that’s why I want to give back.

  • Fiona, Citizen

    It would be nice if they could all work together.

  • Dean Holliday, Local Care Record Change Lead

    Frontline leadership is vital for integrated care to really work.

  • Dr John King, Citizens' Forum member

    Independence means an awful lot of things, to an awful lot of people.

Making integrated care a reality in Southwark and Lambeth

Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) has had a positive impact on improving care for local people, and has built a strong foundation for further integrating health and social systems [...] Read more

End of SLIC Reports

Two reports have been produced to evaluate the successes and challenges of SLIC, examine its impact and share lessons learned. The SLIC partnership produced their own report ‘Integrating Care in [...] Read more

Reflecting on four years of SLIC

Merav Dover and Helen Charlesworth-May reflect on the lessons learned, challenges and successes during the four years of SLIC [...] Read more

The closure of SLIC and the future of integrated care in Southwark and Lambeth

Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) will shortly close to make way for the next phase of the partnership which is bringing together health and social care systems across the [...] Read more

End of SLIC partner event - 22 March 2016

Sir Ron Kerr, Co-Chair of the SLIC Sponsor Board gave a speech at the closure of SLIC thank you event on Tuesday 22 March. Sir Ron Kerr: "Welcome to the [...] Read more

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Early interventions to prevent falls

People who were at risk of falling now have an improved quality of life thanks to community exercise classes in Southwark and Lambeth. The community exercise classes help people to [...] Read more

Video: Happy Drums

Happy Drums is a community drumming class which has been funded by a grant from The Health and Wellbeing Fund to run workshops for older people in Vassall and Coldharbour [...] Read more

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Happy drummers in Lambeth

Older people in Lambeth are feeling happier thanks to some lively drumming. Happy Drums, a community drumming class, has been funded by a grant from The Health and Wellbeing Fund [...] Read more

Virtual Clinics

GPs, community pharmacists and hospital-based consultant geriatricians are now coming together to review the care and treatment of older people in Southwark and Lambeth at new Virtual Clinics. The aim [...] Read more

Q&A with Cathy Ingram

Head of Local Rehabilitation and Integrated Care, Guy's and St Thomas' Community What have you been involved in as part of SLIC? I have been involved in SLIC from the [...] Read more

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Reduced readmission rates

Patient readmission rates to King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from care homes have reduced during a recent project in Southwark and Lambeth. Evidence suggests that a transfer of care [...] Read more

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Joining up patient care in Southwark and Lambeth

NHS organisations in Southwark and Lambeth have joined forces to improve patient care by sharing electronic patient records through a new secure system. The Local Care Record allows GPs, hospital [...] Read more

Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care News - February 2016

The latest issue of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care News, for citizens and staff working within our partner organisations, has now published. This edition focuses on the successes and learning of [...] Read more

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Extra-care accommodation

Lambeth and Southwark councils are working with King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trusts on a new project which aims to give people time to recover [...] Read more

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Community spirit improving thanks to grant scheme

Local people from Vassall and Coldharbour wards in Brixton are benefitting from an injection of community spirit this winter after 13 local individuals and groups were awarded grants from the [...] Read more

Citizens Forum discussion

Engage for success

The final evaluation report of the Older People’s Programme highlights the importance of effective partnership working and recognises strides made by partners, staff and citizens within Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care [...] Read more

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Sharing patient records in Southwark and Lambeth

The first successful sharing of electronic patient records between the three King’s Health Partners NHS trusts and a local GP practice has taken place. Last week, the Heatherington Practice in [...] Read more

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Starting to reflect on SLIC success and learning

Over the last four years the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care partnership has designed and tested a variety of new ways of providing care with local people, through the Older [...] Read more

Brenda Donnelly: Integrated Care

Brenda Donnelly, former Community Multi-Disciplinary Team Chair in South Southwark, speaks to us about the importance of integrated care. Most significantly Brenda explains that the process of change can be [...] Read more

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Social isolation reduced through care navigation

Care navigation is now being piloted in Southwark GP Federations. The aim is to support GP practices to reduce social isolation and manage the social needs of their older patients. [...] Read more

Catheter care patient Claudia and  nurse Irene smiling at each other

My Catheter Passport shortlisted for engagement award

My Catheter Passport was recently shortlisted for the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Involvement to Impact Awards. The awards recognised the valuable input and involvement of local people [...] Read more

Improving Catheter Care: Learning from others

By Gill Downing, Bladder and Bowel Specialist Nurse, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust As a specialist nurse in the Bladder and Bowel Team, I find myself actively seeking [...] Read more

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Improving hospital and care home transfer of care

A resource pack has been launched to improve the transfer of care between King’s College Hospital and care homes in Southwark and Lambeth. The Care Home Resource Pack contains templates, [...] Read more

Local Care Record coming soon…

This winter, we are introducing a new way of sharing patient electronic medical records securely between hospitals, community services and GP practices. The Local Care Record will allow staff directly involved [...] Read more

Tackling local isolation this Christmas

This winter local people and community groups will be tackling isolation in Lambeth. A small grants scheme has been launched by NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Lambeth Council, [...] Read more

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Public meet about Local Care Record

Clinicians and local people from Southwark and Lambeth came together last week to discuss the new Local Care Record system. The public event aimed to highlight the benefits of the [...] Read more

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From hospital to care home, and back again

By Bose Adegbola, Older Person's Specialist Nurse, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Increased life-expectancy combined with population growth has naturally led to a rise in the number of [...] Read more

Building on the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Partnership: immediate and future priorities

Message from SLIC Sponsor Board Over the last three years the Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC) partnership has shown the commitment of leaders, front line staff and citizens to [...] Read more

Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care News - September 2015

The latest edition of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care News, for citizens and staff working within our partner organisations, has now published. This edition focuses on how some of our [...] Read more

Reducing hospital stays through integrated care

The length of time patients are staying in hospital has been reduced on two wards at St Thomas’ and King’s College hospitals, thanks to the Integrated Hospital Discharge Teams being [...] Read more

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Training course is Good to Go

Good to Go: Enhancing Patient Transfer is a new simulation-based training course for health and social care professionals to improve care transfers of older people with complex needs leaving hospital. It [...] Read more

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Extra-care from British Red Cross

Amy Archer plays a very unique role on Anne Ward at St Thomas’ Hospital. Amy is the Discharge Facilitator in the Integrated Hospital Discharge Team currently being tested on the [...] Read more

My Catheter Passport

My Catheter Passport is here

King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, including community services, are launching My Catheter Passport today (Monday 20 July) to improve care for people with catheters. Catheter associated [...] Read more

Video: Introduction to Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care

Watch our new video about the development of integrated care in Southwark and Lambeth by our partnership. Local health and social care professionals and citizens explain why integration is important [...] Read more

Strength and Balance Classes

Falls

Across Southwark and Lambeth, falls account for a significant number of fractures, injuries and hospital admissions, amongst people aged 65 and over. It is forecast 5,173 falls and 296 hip [...] Read more

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common in adults – it is estimated half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life [...] Read more

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Acute-Care Home Interface

25 per cent of people aged 75 or over are readmitted to hospital within 30 days of being discharged. This percentage can increase when people are discharged from hospital to [...] Read more

Community Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Community Multi-Disciplinary Teams are groups of health, social care, voluntary and community sector professionals that come together to discuss and improve complex care plans of people in Southwark and Lambeth. [...] Read more

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Older People’s Information Directory

The aim of this project was to create an online directory of clinical, social and voluntary sector support services for older people, carers and health and social care professionals in [...] Read more

Catheter care patient Claudia and  nurse Irene smiling at each other

My Catheter Passport

The aim of the catheter passport is to improve communication and information sharing between health and social care professionals about the management of patients’ catheters. It is hoped that the [...] Read more

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Mental Health Care Home Intervention Team

The number of elderly residents in care homes that exhibit challenging behaviours related to mental health issues and Dementia is increasing. In many cases care homes are not equipped to [...] Read more

Holistic Assessments

Holistic Assessments are undertaken to proactively identify the care needs of older people in Southwark and Lambeth. These assessments are done by general practice professionals in a GP surgery or [...] Read more

Simplified discharge

Our Simplified Discharge work aims to resolve the issue of people remaining in hospital longer than needed. Many local people have told us they would prefer to be cared for [...] Read more

Integrated Care Managers

The aim of integrated care management is to keep more vulnerable people and those who have complex care requirements well and out of hospital, by improving the co-ordination of care [...] Read more

Mental Health Support for Acute to Community

Two thirds of hospital beds are occupied by people aged over 65 and of these, two thirds have some form of mental health issue, often Dementia. Post-hospital admission mental health [...] Read more

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Nutrition

Recent estimates by the Lambeth and Southwark Action on Malnutrition Project (LAMP) team suggest approximately 16,000 adults in each of the two boroughs are likely to be malnourished or at [...] Read more

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Mavis' story: Strength and Balance

Mavis Adenekan speaks about her experience of the Strength and Balance classes and explains the positive impact they have had on her life. Mavis, 74 years old, says: “I began [...] Read more

William’s story told by Irene Karrouze, Continence Nurse Specialist

The catheter passport is a document full of useful information and contact details for people with catheters, and allows health and social care professionals to keep a record of the [...] Read more

Mary’s story told by Claire Flanagan, Team Leader, Mental Health Care Home Intervention Team

“Mary, aged 100 years old, was referred to us by the care home she had lived in since June 2014, because she was becoming aggressive at random points during the day, [...] Read more

Resilience Interest Group table discussion

Final Resilience meeting

The Resilience Interest Group is meeting for the last time to celebrate its success, highlight its impact and discuss how to take the work forward. The group will meet on [...] Read more

The King's Fund Integrated Care bulletin editorial - "One system, one budget"

Merav Dover, Chief Officer of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care, has written the editorial for this month's The King's Fund Integrated Care bulletin (August 2015). The editorial read:   "One system, [...] Read more

Catheter care patient Claudia and  nurse Irene smiling at each other

Catheter Passport coming soon

King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, including community services, are launching My Catheter Passport next week to improve care for people with catheters. The Passport is a [...] Read more

Care Navigation

This project aims to help local people navigate the health and social care system and enhance the quality of delivery of our three main primary care programmes; through Community Multi-Disciplinary [...] Read more

Resilience Interest Group table discussion

More resilience

Thanks to the progress our Resilience Interest Group has already made and how they want to take resilience forward in Southwark and Lambeth communities, funding has now been approved for [...] Read more

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#CitizensForum social media summary

On 12 May we held our last Citizens' Forum which focused on developing an integrated workforce in Southwark and Lambeth. The Forum was attended by 80 people from across the [...] Read more

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Testing underway at St Thomas’ and King’s

Testing is now underway to improve the hospital discharge process for elderly people on inpatient wards at St Thomas’ and King’s College hospitals. Currently people are staying in hospital longer [...] Read more

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Solving catheter care challenges

People with catheters face many challenges when it comes to the care they receive. On Tuesday 27 January, health and social care professionals, voluntary and community sector colleagues, carers and [...] Read more

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Drawing from experience

A local artist helped capture the interesting discussions had at our first Resilience Interest Group. The meeting, held in December, was well attended by about 50 people including: health and [...] Read more

Martin Dadswell

Martin thanks NHS for keeping him alive for over 20 years

Martin Dadswell can’t thank the NHS enough for the care he has received since he was diagnosed with HIV 20 years ago. Martin is now supporting our work to build [...] Read more