Welcome to the Community Hospitals Training Programme
Community Hospitals Training Programme
“GSF has really helped us ….in improving our coordination and communication. For patients, this means we now engage in more detailed conversations with them about the care they want and where they want to receive it and share these wishes with our health colleagues in the community, which means everyone is working in unison.”
-Pam Butler, Sister at Lamorna Ward, Camborne Redruth Community Hospital
The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Community Hospitals training programme has been developed to enhance care within the community in planning and implementing care for those patients thought to be in the last 6-12 months of life.
This programme is divided into three distinct stages, and is implemented over a 12 -18 month period.
- Train the Trainers Days and Workshops
- All Resources
- Evaluation pre and post training
- Coaching Support
Stage 1 - Preparation Phase
This involves preparation workshops plus
- Planning with local teams and facilitators
- Raising awareness in your hospital
- Baseline evaluations - ADA (After Death Analysis), Staff Survey, Organisational Foundation Questionnaire & Key Outcome Ratios
- Planning teaching
Stage 2 - Training & Implementation
A structured six step training programme which is delivered locally by your facilitators, who are supported by the national GSF team which include
- prepared resources, posters, ward folder, patient leaflets etc are provided
- coaching support
- conference calls
- e-mail support.
Stage 3 - Reflection & Next Step
- Decide about progress to enhance level and spread to other wards in the hospital
- Repeat evaluation and Follow-up
- Present Report to your Board and plan continuation
The GSF Community Hospitals programme will support your organisation in the achievement of a range of targets and quality markers, including Department of Health Quality Markers, many local CQUINS, NICE standards. These will be demonstrated through the use of evidence based tools, including the ADA audit tool, staff surveys and changes in organisational culture, all of which form an integral part of stages 1 & 3 of the programme.
“Community hospitals take naturally to this work….and GSF helps us focus even more on proactive thinking and planning ahead. It helps us work better and things go smoothly.”
Experience of using GSFAH in Southport from Karen Groves
Experience of using GSFAH in Airedale from Linda Wilson
“It helped us be even more patient focussed in our care….we were able to discuss things more openly - there was a much more open and calm atmosphere and we knew we were listening to them and their families better.”
To register your interest and receive details regarding the next GSF Community Hospitals training programme please complete our Expression of Interest form.