Welcome & Featured Podcasts

Welcome to the Wessex Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) Partnership’s video ‘Podcast Innovation Platform and Education Resource’ – PIPER.

PIPER identifies and accelerates the spread of those good ideas in health and care services that improve outcomes for patients and their carers and that make the best use of health and care service resources.

PIPER’s podcasts are presented by the inspirational developers of innovative practice, or taken from local development programmes, workshops and conferences.  The aim is to make the transfer of their good ideas simple, immediate and accessible.

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Stroke: Early Supported Discharge Pilot Project – Patient Voice

This podcast is about the patient and carer experience of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital’s (RBCH) Stroke Early Supported Discharge Service (ESD) pilot project. A 6 month pilot Stroke ESD Service commenced at RBCH on 1st August 2011.  The pilot was funded jointly between the acute Trust and Bournemouth and Poole PCT.   By running a …

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Telehealth and Telecare Conference – 15th June 2011

The promotion of telehealth and telecare were highlighted at a Wessex wide conference held in June 2011. The conference described work that is being done locally to improve outcomes for patients and to reduce costs across the health system through prevention of acute hospital admissions.

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RAMP – Reducing Alcohol Misuse Project

The RAMP project has been set-up to deliver an approach that reduces the impact of alcohol misuse on NHS services, improves the overall health of those identified as misusing alcohol and that evidences the impact of alcohol misuses on services. This will build the business case for wider adoption and spread of this approach. A …

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Procalcitonin: Reduction in the use of unnecessary antibiotics

An evaluation of the utility of serum procalcitonin (PCT) measurement as an additional diagnostic tool to support initiating or withholding antibiotics in clinical situations where there is a clinical suspicion of infection but the diagnosis is uncertain. During a six-month period, 99 patients on the medical admission unit (MAU) with suspected infection, and 42 patients …

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