We are now accepting submissions of existing work to be endorsed by the Institute and to receive a Recognition of Excellence. This is an open and ongoing call.
We are looking for real examples that have a practical application and a tangible effect on practice, no matter how small or large. We know that there are lots of great examples of integrated care and we would like to celebrate and share them more widely. To be endorsed examples of good practice should involve more than one area of care, organisation, sector, age group or field e.g. mental health and primary care, physical and mental health, perinatal mental health. Some, or all, of the following criteria should be met:
- involve patients, carers or services users
- improve patient pathways
- demonstrate innovation
- improve communications between agencies
- demonstrate a commitment to outcomes, evaluation and publication
- be cost efficient and provide value for money
A form to submit examples of good practice can be downloaded here.
Projects awarded funding or endorsement will be showcased at our annual event which will also provide an educational forum for discussion and debate.
Examples of good practice that the Institute is aware of include:
- Greenwich Co-ordinated Care – integrated health and social care teams making services more responsive to local people while reducing hospital admissions and cutting costs
- University of Greenwich Safeguarding Hub – Bringing academic and practice perspectives together to integrate research, theory and practice for those involved in safeguarding the welfare of children/young people and their families. The University of Greenwich has a strong track record in providing education and training around Safeguarding Children and Young People, working in collaboration with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to do this
- “Maritime City” – an online training tool for use in child safeguarding and dementia developed with expertise from the Faculty of Education & Health and Computing & Mathematical Sciences and part of the Safeguarding Hub
- Centre for Positive Ageing – a cross faculty multidisciplinary centre within the University of Greenwich which involves staff from health, education, humanities, drama, science, sport science, computing, fire safety and pharmacy