Care Home Telephone Assessment – Diatetics
Using a telephone based triage system to improve timely clinical advice to care home residents.
What is it?
High demand for dietetic input in care home residents, where referrals can be lacking in detail. In this past this has meant that it was not always possible to establish priority of need, or the most appropriate mode of treatment.
This is now an integral part of the working pattern for the core community dietetics team. Standardised assessment paperwork and pathways are in place, and processes allowing for accurate recording. The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN are assisting with developing this further for wider adoption and spread