PROSPER Launches Safer Provision of Care

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PROSPER an Essex residential care & nursing homes project funded by the Health Foundation launched on Tuesday 17th June 2014

Promoting Safer Provision of care for Elderly Residents

The launch of Prosper marked a significant day which gave recognition to Essex residential care and nursing homes quality and commitment to care and is the first time The Health Foundation, an independent charity working to improve the quality of Healthcare in the UK, has funded a social care scheme.

The funding is for a two year pilot scheme which aims to improve safety, reduce harm and reduce emergency hospital admissions primarily from falls, pressure ulcers and catheter infections, for care-home residents across north-east and west Essex.

The project was launched by Cllr. Anne Brown, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care who said of the project:

“Improving the lives of residents is a clear priority for the Council and innovative new schemes such as this demonstrate our commitment to ensuring people get the support they need and the improvements in health care that they are entitled to. I’m delighted that the project has been so well received by our Essex residential care & nursing homes and I look forward to seeing the results.”

Twenty one Essex residential care & nursing homes have enthusiastically signed up to be part of the first cohort of managers who will work with UCL Partners, Essex County Council, Clinical Commissioning Groups and their Community healthcare providers to implement Quality Improvement methodology in their homes, building capability and a culture of safety.

First Cohort of Managers & Cllr. Brown at the Launch of Prosper
Cllr. Anne Brown and the first cohort of managers at the PROSPER launch

For more information visit The Health Foundation: Closing the Gap in Patient Safety 

If you are a care home in North East or West Essex and would like to know more about what is involved in the project and details of how to  participate contact Lesley Cruickshank