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Outstanding Way - Oct/Nov update on a page

Each month we produce a programme update 'on a page'.  Please print this out, pin it up and share it widely with your clinical colleagues.

OW Oct/Nov 2017 'On a page'


* NEW: Phlebotomists 'ONE-OFF' form
Phlebotomists ‘one-off’ form – a specific template for phlebotomists has now been developed.  This is called ‘Phlebotomy template’ and has been added to the clinical tree (under Core templates) in all seven community units. A button has also been added to the Mobile Working Directory template.
Please note:  This template is strictly for Phlebotomists ONLY and replaces undertaking the recording of phlebotomy on the PPOC.


*Please think before saving templates to favourites 
We are discouraging the use of ‘favourites’. Staff should use the version held on the clinical tree as this will be the most up to date (and thereby audit compliant) version.  If staff wish to continue to use favourites they have a professional responsibility to ensure they refresh them at least once a month to get the latest documentation.


* Falls and Frailty documentation - changes being piloted
Falls and frailty documentation (including the Multi-factorial Risk Assessment and Staying Steady) changes are being road tested by named individuals within the ICS teams in Erewash, Dales, Chesterfield, Swadlincote and Derby City ONLY between 30 October - 1 December.  The new documentation has been developed by clinicians and will be tested by clinicians across a number of geographical areas to give us the best possible feedback. We are looking forward to hearing what staff say and will be reviewing their feedback on 4 Dec.

Please note: Only those staff who have been nominated should use the test documentation. They have been given guidance on what to expect and how to use the forms. Please DO NOT use unless otherwise instructed.  

The next bundle of documents to be reviewed is those relating to the tissue viability pathway.


The Outstanding Way initiative is about working together to change the way we work; reducing frustration, removing barriers, minimising duplication and enabling clinicians to deliver high quality care.

Find out more

My DCHS: http://my.dchs.nhs.uk/outstanding-way

Email: DCHST.outstandingway@nhs.net