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The Innovation Case Studies section provides a comprehensive list of exemplar innovation projects from across the NHS. These innovations have been carefully selected to represent a range of ideas from medical technologies through to service and pathway re design. Each case study provides a background to the innovation and a contact for further information.

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Vehicular Access to Community Services for Older People in Care Homes

Case study arrowThe idea is to provide services such as dental care/oral health promotion to older people in care by placing mobile services within a vehicle that would park at the care home.

This service could also provide therapy, clinics, treatment for a range of community teams. Could also provide training and support to carers and staff within the care home. This would allow equitable access to community services in a proactive preventative way. Currently older people in care homes can not access services such as dental provision, oral health care and podiatry. Would improve quality of life and care for the person as well as having a postive impact on health eg reduce dental problems, improved mobility, reduction in falls etc.

 

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Contact Name Sam Pessoll Email address spessoll@nhs.net

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An interesting idea which could be extended to include other services such as health checks.
Posted on 7/17/15 5:14 AM.