12. Examples of local initiatives

A suite of resources are available and relevant for CCGs here. This includes case studies of achievement from a range of local initiatives.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – Collaboration for Leadership for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester  have been working on interventions for CKD, pre diabetes care,  diagnosis and management of diabetes complications (including cardiovascular risk and foot health) and heart failure management. Follow the hyperlinks, or for more information contact: Joanne Thomas, joanne.thomas@srft.nhs.uk, GM CLAHRC Lead Programme Manager.

Improving CKD Care Project – GM CLAHRC’s Improving CKD Care Project is working with GP practices to ensure ‘best care’ through the early identification and management of people with early stage kidney disease. The early detection and appropriate management of CKD is essential to limit the risk of deterioration and possible renal transplantation.

Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) Care CallIn collaboration with NHS Salford CCG, GM CLAHRC has developed the IGT Care Call service as an adaptation of the existing Care Call service. IGT Care Call utilises tailored evidence based scripts to provide education messages that are specific to people with IGT.  Support, guidance and goal setting is provided by the IGT Care Call team in order to improve the lifestyle of IGT patients and to help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

INHALE (Interactive Health Atlas for Lung Conditions in England).  INHALE was developed by the Department of Health and leading clinicians. Using robust intelligence and data, it aims to help commissioners assess the impact of respiratory disease on local populations, assess variation and identify the services required to meet those needs.

IGT Health Trainers – GM CLAHRC’s IGT Health Trainers project has worked with local Health Trainer services to provide lifestyle advice for patients with IGT to try to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. The Health Trainers work closely with individual patients over a six month period to set a number of realistic goals and lifestyle changes.

Heart Failure Investigation Toolkit (GM-HFIT)  is a practical verification and skills based investigation tool to ensure that heart failure patients receive the ‘best care’ within primary care. GM CLAHRC is working with local GP practices to increase the awareness of heart failure and improve the skills of primary care clinicians to manage patients effectively.

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) case studies from NHS Midlands and East

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