Regional Innovation Fund (RIF)
The Regional Innovation Fund provided support to promote the adoption of innovation and the spread of best practice across the NHS. NHS England took over the management of the RIF in 2013 and ran two consecutive calls for 2013/14 and 2014/15 years funding 87 projects in total. The last funding call for projects closed in May 2014.
TRIumPH – Treatment and Recovery In PsycHosis
|Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust working with the support of Wessex AHSN have developed a new psychosis pathway with an emphasis on early access and interventions.|
The pathway outlines clear evidenced based treatment standards and timeframes for the delivery of care, from referral through to recovery and reablement. The pathway has been implemented in four Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Teams covering a population of 1.3 million. Measurement of health outcomes is currently underway e.g. crisis admissions, length of stay (LoS), employment, recovery.
Momentum has been achieved through an engaged steering group with the right representation which meets monthly, to ensure success of the pathway. As an example, referral forms have been developed and the information team have been supporting the work to make data collection more efficient. This demonstrates that engaged teams provide an optimal milieu for innovation to improve care for patients.
The work has gained momentum due to support from patient groups like the Southampton Voluntary service and representation from Healthwatch on the steering group.
Award Value: £55,021
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