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1 Winter Planning 2014/15 RBK Health Overview Panel

2 Kingston System Resilience Group The creation of Urgent Care Working Groups (UCWGs) in 2013/14 brought together all parts of Kingston’s health economy and social care systems to co-develop strategies and plans to provide, and where appropriate integrate, safe and efficient urgent and emergency services for patients, creating a resilient whole system to deliver the 4 hour A&E target over winter. In response Kingston UCWG was set up consisting of Kingston, Richmond, and Surrey Downs CCGs, Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust (KHFT), Kingston and Richmond local authorities and community services, LAS, Staywell (formerly Age Concern Kingston), NHS 111 & Out of Hours (OoH), and Health Watch representative In Summer of 2014 their role was expanded to cover both elective as well as non- elective care, and the name changed to System Resilience Groups (SRG), because: Kingston Urgent Care Working Group – Part 1 “Bringing together both elements within one planning process underlines the importance of whole system resilience and that both parts need to be addressed simultaneously in order for local health and care systems to operate as effectively as possible in delivering year-round services for patients. It is imperative that resilience is delivered while maintaining financial balance. There can be no trade- off between finance and performance.” Tripartite Group.

3 Kingston System Resilience Group The goals of the SRG are to enable urgent care systems to determine appropriate arrangements to delivering high quality services and improving patient experience. The focus of the SRG is to: Determine service needs to Kingston Health Economy Initiate local changes needed Address issues that have previously hindered whole system improvements. SRGs are responsible for Systems Resilience/ UCWG Operational Plans Completion and sign of Winter Planning Checklist Monitor urgent care system, providing SRG and system accountability through key performance indicators Kingston Urgent Care Working Group – Part 2 Based on performance carry out targeted analytical reviews of the drivers of system pressure, and agree actions to manage these and mitigate Agree on the application and monitor the use of central non-recurrent funds for systems resilience

4 Kingston System Resilience Group Agree operational changes across health and social care services to meet system pressures by determining local service needs, initiating local changes needed, and addressing issues that have previously hindered whole system improvements System accountability through key performance indicators Build sustainability and early warning systems to identify system constraints Develop and implement an agreed communications plan. Make recommendations to member organisations Produce reports as required to member organisations and Tripartite/ NHSE London Region Ensure read across between all SRGs in Richmond, Surrey Downs and Kingston Share learning and good practice across organisations and urgent care system Kingston UCWG/SRG is accountable to Kingston CCG’s Integrated Governance Committee (IGC), and provides assurance to the Tripartite Group: Monitor, Trust Development Agency (TDA) NHE England, and Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Kingston Urgent Care Working Group – Part 3

5 Overview of Current Services Kingston Hospital A&E – good service, keeps to 4hr target, good conversion rate, attendances increasing (except decrease in 2013/14), admission rates deceasing and stable SE CSU: SWL A&E Performance – Quarterly Part 1

6 Overview of Current Services Kingston still has challenges - over the winter period 2013/14 and during this summer 2014 KHFT has intermittently missed the A&E target during the week, despite lower attendance rates. A review of KHFT A&E attendances showed: KHFT are dealing with a richer A&E case mix with “sicker” patients requiring resus (greater acuity) and/ or with greater complexity Intermittent staffing problems in emergency department - doctors and nurses shortage due to illness or issues with recruitment, etc. Bed availability issues across London, e.g. paediatrics Delayed transfer of care (DTOC) challenges – getting people out of hospital safely back to their home or into a step down bed. Part 2

7 Overview of Current Services GP surgeries with extended hours and weekend/ bank holiday working over winter 2014/15 via cluster model of 4 GP Practices seeing patients from all Kingston GP Practices via appointment or walk in system GP led Health Care Centre in Chessington NHS111 – difficult start, now achieving call answering target, improving on clinical call transfers – navigating people to the right urgent care service Care UK Out of Hours service (OoH) Minor Injuries Unit – Teddington/ Roehampton Your Healthcare CIC services - Rapid Response Team, Nursing Home services, etc. Kingston at Home Social Care Pharmacies, Dentists & Opticians Part 3

8 A&E Survey Findings A&E attendances begin to increase rapidly from 07:00 am, reaching its peak at about 12:00 pm. Also Saturday/Sunday/Monday were the busiest period of the week with a spike on Saturday afternoon. Circa 63% [231] of patients attending A&E, who were surveyed, lived within a 5 mile radius of Kingston Hospital. The largest group reside in the K3 area (within 1 mile of Kingston Hospital). Circa 19% [69] of people attending A&E lived within a mile radius of Kingston Hospital. Majority of the A&E Survey were filled out by age group of 25 to 64 (25-34 being the highest with 76 returns). Returns by Ethnicity, White/ White British Ethnic Group 75.27%, Asian/Asian British with 9.34%. As expected Over 50% of the survey return suggested the main reasons as to why people attend A&E were: Pain/Symptom became worse and/or condition was not improving Felt it was best place to get medication treatment/opinion A&E Survey (carried out over 2 weeks in Nov. 2013) High proportion of the returns revealed “Minor Limb Trauma” as the most likely problem as to why people who completed the survey decided to attend A&E. Key result of the A&E survey is that Kingston CCG: Will undertake targeted communications/marketing campaign 2014/15 to persuade people only go to A&E when it is an emergency, and when just urgent to call NHS 111 Has set up a GP weekend/bank holiday service where 4 GP Practice sites will be open and run by GPs offering appointments for patients register with Kingston GP Practices, reducing pressures on A&E

9 What Worked Well 2013/14 & to Deliver 2014/15 Winter 2013/14 review identified key successes and improvements that need to be built on in winter 2014/15 plans to ensure greater operational resilience in the urgent care system and delivery of A&E target: Ensure urgent and emergency care services (primary care such as GPs and Pharmacists, community care, social services, Kingston hospital and voluntary sector) are working together and integrated where possible to ensure: Build on developments that allow patients to be treated at home or in the community with the right care package in place for those that need them, reducing avoidable A&E admissions and attendances Patients are safely discharge from hospital quickly and earlier in the week to the right place whether back to their home or a community service or nursing/ care home Part 1 Put in place weekend working (shift to 7 days a week working) of those services who usually work Monday to Friday only – e.g. social workers, discharge co-ordinators, therapists (hospital and community), psychiatric liaison, etc. Urgent care providers’ winter planning meetings to improve working across boundaries, communications and to help resolve operational issues to improve urgent and emergency system performance

10 What Worked Well 2013/14 & to Deliver 2014/15 Greater provision in primary care to support the urgent care system Senior hospital clinical decision making (medical) especially at weekends to facilitate patient management. Development of schemes that improve patient flows and journey within the hospital Timely, targeted and cohesive communications, e.g. Not A&E campaign Work with NHS 111 to support urgent care system SE CSU - SWL Pressure Monday Update and Weekly Conference Calls (more frequently when required) - resumed from November 2014 Regular A&E Situation Reports (Sitreps) and performance briefings Continue to improve information systems and reporting Part 2

11 Escalation Processes NHS England Escalation process 1 for missing A&E target We have surge management policies and SWL agreed escalation management process in place when all health systems are under pressure (CMS alerts red and black) – This also includes trigger points for surge support when the health economy is under pressure. SE CSU also monitored pressures before the red and black triggers are breached, proactively acting as the system pressure begins to increase

12 Winter System Resilience Schemes Kingston CCG in 2014/15 was allocated by NHS England £1,670,032 to support the whole urgent and emergency care system In addition both Richmond CCG and Surrey Downs CCG in addition to their own area schemes have allocated money to support Kingston’s urgent and emergency care system for their patients using Kingston A&E The following schemes were developed, approved, and funded by the above money, by Kingston UCWG/ SRG to provide greater urgent & emergency care system resilience across primary, community health and social service, secondary care and voluntary sector, as well as LAS to ensure delivery of A&E target and minimise escalations. 2014/15 – Part One

13 Winter System Resilience Schemes Winter System Resilience Schemes continued: 2014/15 – Part Two

14 Winter System Resilience Schemes Winter System Resilience Schemes continued: 2014/15 – Part Three

15 Outcomes – Part 1 Urgent & Emergency Care system that is resilient and fit for purpose, ensuring the delivery of the A&E target in 2014/15 Improved patient satisfaction with KHFT’s A&E and other urgent care services Reduction in bed based resources with a simultaneous increase in self care, primary care, and community health and social care to support care closer to home and to prevent urgent care needs from arising or people unnecessarily accessing A&E Increase A&E clinical staffing capacity to effectively manage demand and flow in A&E Improved discharge planning with move to 7-day working, regular MDT meetings and improved communication with health & social care teams Improve timely, same day access to general practice for urgent care - GP extended hours and weekend working via cluster/ federated model Expansion of community based alternatives; and admissions avoidance schemes including risk stratification to support at risk patients, MDT care packages and working, Kingston at Home service, community nurses, rapid response team, integrated response service, etc. improved healthcare professional access to advice to senior clinical consultant decision makers via Acute Care Physician (ACP) service Initiatives to support effective discharge such as discharge lounge, increased pharmacist support to provide medicines ready for discharge, step down measures (develop discharge to access) with priority to discharge to home when safe

16 Outcomes – part 2 Urgent & Emergency Care system that is resilient and fit for purpose, ensuring the delivery of the A&E target in 2014/15 Effective provider winter planning meetings to resolve issues as they arise and make improvements Joined up care outside and in hospital – working across organisational boundaries 7 day working for essential services and support services Increase patients treated at the scene such as the paramedic and rapid response nurse service and general rapid response team service Effective NHS 111 with a fully developed Directory of Services Ensure routine and consistent equality data collection, monitoring and analysis at all urgent care access points and implement changes as a result Pro-active identification and case management of frequent attenders/ admitters at A&E by GPs and locality community teams Improved use of 3 rd sector services such as Staywell (formerly Kingston Age Concern) - staywell and handyman schemes Improved communications to the public via effective marketing of ‘Not A&E campaign’, as well as to staff and patients and providers across the urgent care health economy/ system Support MH patients at A&E via the 7-day Psychiatric liaison service at KHFT

17 Questions? “Urgent and emergency care services are connected into a cohesive network so the overall system is more than just the sum of its parts.”


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