Authorities Let’s Talk Winter Pressures: How you can act now to increase capacity before it’s too late.
Conversations with one of our local authority clients revealed that demand for Domiciliary Care services has remained consistent since last Winter. The typical reduction in demand during the warmer months has not happened.
Other factors such as the cost-of-living crisis, which is set to get worse, mean that ensuring the maximum number of people who can feasibly access support is more important than ever. That’s why it’s essential that authorities act now to capitalise on the recent focus on TEC brought in by the government’s strategy and increase capacity in the Community Care services. Where possible this should be done and fully finalised before things inevitably get even harder in the Winter.
How YOURmeds Can Help.
YOURmeds can help you. By putting people more in charge of their own medication regimes. We free up capacity in Domiciliary Care Services and empower people to make vital decisions. In Wigan, for example, a care agency has been using YOURmeds and has been able to reorganise their allocated care hours, an equivalent saving of 3 hours per week per user.
In the case study below, read how we were able to increase capacity in Dom Care services.
Leeds City Council showed an average saving of £1,257 per user with a return on investment of 6.5X. 1,656 visits that would have been used to support adherence where redeployed elsewhere creating much-needed capacity within the system: Leeds City Council Pilot
We mentioned before that demand hasn’t reduced since last winter. In fact, this June was the busiest on record for 999 calls.
There are several recent studies on the impact of medication non-adherence on hospital admissions and the estimated impact ranges from 1% to 10% of all admissions. The studies consistently state that at least half of these admissions are preventable, with proper adherence to medication.
Whilst it’s clear policy decisions and investments need to be made by the government to help the NHS overcome these challenges. It’s important that the quick wins offered by emerging technologies like ours are not overlooked.
Get in touch now to schedule a chat on how YOURmeds can help you increase capacity within your system, getting you ahead of the winter pressures.