Supporting Patients Choices to Avoid Long Hospital Stays (Cohort 3)

This workshop will introduce you to the Policy “Supporting Patients' Choices to Avoid Long Hospital Stays”. This national Policy supports timely effective discharge from an NHS inpatient setting to a setting which meets their diverse needs and is their preferred choice amongst available options. The priority is always to discharge people to their home however this is not always possible due to their health and care needs. The NHS must ensure that this utilises hospital and community beds effectively and that they are only used for individuals who need specific hospital treatment that cannot be carried out better elsewhere. This training will raise awareness and support with the implementation of this Policy within the inpatient settings. This training will be carried out jointly with our partners to ensure a collaborative approach.


The session is aimed at all clinical inpatient staff in both community services and acute – including medical staff, ward managers, staff nurses, AHP and social workers. PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE ATTACHED POLICY BEFOREHAND.


The objectives of the day are:-

  • To engage with people who will be delivering the Policy
  • To ensure that all key staff are aware of the Policy
  • To ensure that key staff know how to implement the Policy
  • To provide the opportunity for discussion so that staff are able to understand the Policy in depth and assimilate into practice
  • To ensure a consistent approach to Policy implementation across Lancashire and South Cumbria


The agenda is as follows:-


          09.30   Welcome & Outline

          10.00   Supporting Choice and Avoiding Long Hospital Stays Policy

          11.30   Break

  11.45   Workshop thinking about 6C’s in relation to the Policy

  12.30   Lunch

  13.30   Supporting Choice and Avoiding Long Hospital stays Process

  15.00   Break

  15.15   So what will you do when you return to work tomorrow/this week?

  16.00   Wrap Up

  16.30   Close


Please note that tea/coffee will be available from 9am for a prompt 9.30am start. Lunch will not be provided but there are shops nearby and Furness General Hospital, Barrow         has an on-site canteen.

Event Details

Event date 07-07-2017 9:30 am
Event end date 07-07-2017 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-06-2017
Available places 2
Cut off date 05-07-2017
Individual Price Free
Furness General Hospital, Dalton Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 4LF
Dalton Lane, Barrow-in-Furness LA14, UK
Furness General Hospital, Dalton Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 4LF
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