proactive and preventative
 

Keeping people well

 
 


We want to enable everyone to keep well by making healthy choices and providing services that help prevent illness, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Below you can find some of the work that has been happening to support this aim.

Case study - Supporting surge vaccination in Nuneaton


The vaccination programme is delivered through the collaboration of all partners across the whole of the Integrated Care System. 

When cases of a new variant of COVID -19 were found in Nuneaton, the vaccination programme was stepped up in co-ordination with community testing. Local GPs, the George Eliot Hospital and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust come together to help ramp up vaccination in the community. Using a “vaccination ambulance” we were able to take the jab directly to the wards where we knew the variant was spreading, supporting greater uptake and preventing further spread of the virus.
 

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Case study - Working together to deliver endoscopy services


In order to free up resources to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, we needed to pause our bowel cancer screening programme for 11 months and significantly reduce the number of appointments we could offer across the system.

This presented a particular challenge to endoscopy services in Coventry and Warwickshire and resulted in long waiting times for patients. By November 2020 the list of patients waiting for over six weeks for endoscopy had grown to almost 3,000 patients across all pathways.

Through working in partnership across our three local hospitals we came up with new ways of working together which meant we were able to restore our endoscopy services effectively. This approach, which ensured that all available capacity to offer appointments across every endoscopy unit was utilised and alternative ways of delivering care were identified, meant that by March 2021 there were just 176 patients waiting over 6 weeks, a reduction of over 90%.


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