News and Notices

Medequip prescribers ..... do you always source the most cost effective and safe equipment for patients?

Do you always think to check if items are available in refurb before ordering from new stock? 

This is sometimes the most cost-effective way to source equipment for patients, and you may be pleasantly surprised by the range of items that are available.  You can find out more information on the updated Equipment-ICES page on My DCHS - click here.

DCHS has launched a new Medequip prescribers awareness campaign.  Over the next few weeks, all Medequip prescribers are being asked to refresh/update their understanding of their responsibilities as a prescriber, familiarise themselves with the updated DCHS web resource and take note of our eye-catching posters and other materials!

Please share your experiences with us
The OW equipment project team are interested in hearing about any experiences you have with Medequip/ICES. Click here to find out how to let us know what is happening!

Who’s involved in the Outstanding Way?

This initiative is county-wide, starting in our community based teams, and is being led and supported by the following staff: Melissa Deighton – Programme Lead; Julie Wheeldon, Brenda Page and Jane Warder – Operational Leads and Jim Austin – Exec Sponsor.  There are also a number of other staff involved in leading/supporting specific work streams.

Want to get involved in Outstanding Way?
Please email if you’d like to get involved with any of the Outstanding Way projects or have a good idea that you would like to share with us. We are also interested to hear from staff who would like to become team outstanding way advocates. E: dchst.outstandingway@nhs.net