For more than a decade, we've been partnering with the NHS and local authorities to deliver high quality health and social care services which are good value and make a real difference to people's lives.
Working closely with commissioners, colleagues and the communities we serve we invest in creating joined-up services where patients don't have to keep telling their story each time they visit, in introducing technology which means more time spent with the people who rely on the services we look after and empowering our colleagues with the Feel the Difference Fund - dedicated money, owned by our colleagues to help make the big and small changes which mean that everyone feels the difference.
Here, we present some of the projects we've delivered together.
If you'd like to talk about working together to deliver similar changes in services you run, or those you commission, get in touch with our Business Development Team.
Preventing avoidable hospital admissions and facilitating rehabilitation with a rapid response service
Our multi-disciplinary CERT team has been in place in West Lancashire since 2014, providing a rapid response service and this has provided some amazing results for people.
As part of our adult community services portfolio in West Lancashire, we are responsible for the care of a large cohort of respiratory patients. In 2019/20 alone, our respiratory team provided assessment, advice and intervention to 490 patients.
How we created a tool to predict what workforce we would need based on COVID-19 waves
Bringing in mobile working with secure access to clinical records on tablet devices is one of the key ways we transform community health and care services to make them more efficient
Transforming our walk-in centre into a dedicated Covid Hot Hub to provide care for potential Covid-19 patients
In just nine days we helped the local Primary Care Networks and the Royal Berkshire Hospital to transform our walk-in centre into a dedicated Covid Hot Hub and provide a second stage triage for symptomatic potential Covid-19 patients across the locality.
Supporting the system in freeing up hospital beds and helping patients on the road to recovery.
Virgin Care is one of the first organisations in the country to have successfully introduced the electronic prescription service (EPS) in paediatric community services.
We implemented new technology to allow clinicians to continue to engage with patients, families and other service users during the pandemic.
At the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, Virgin Care and Barnardo’s joined forces with Provide to support the most vulnerable people across the county.
The ability to provide a quick, efficient and flexible immunisation service has never been more important and Virgin Care has developed a model allowing it to efficiently run vaccination programmes over large geographical areas.
Adapting services so we can continue to support people affected by cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic
We adapted the Macmillan Information and Support Service in West Lancashire to ensure patients and their families could still feel connected to and reassured by us during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We were approached to scope and implement an assistive technology service to support patients in accessing telecare, within 24 hours of referral, during the COVID-19 pandemic.