Rapid Response Admission Avoidance

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Short-term intensive support, including nursing and therapeutic assessments and social care for up to 10 days for patients who can be managed in the community but at risk of admission to hospital.

The Rapid Response team can provide social worker support for patients who require urgent social care input (regardless of whether they have any health issues).

In addition, the Rapid Response team have been joined by three local doctors who will aid in clinical decision-making, increased referrals from general practice and secondary care and strengthened integration across the urgent and emergency care (UEC) pathway.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Camden residents, 18+
  • patients requiring immediate health or social care assessment and intervention who can be managed at home (or are in a nursing/residential care home) to prevent an unnecessary hospital admission

Referral reasons and common conditions covered (please note this list is not exhaustive, if unsure please see Downloads or telephone 07717 858 081):

  • Asthma
  • Cellulitis
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Dehydration
  • Elderly frail patient who has become symptomatic and at risk of admission (such as sudden reduction in mobility new confusion)
  • Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hypertension
  • Patient at end of life (out of hours and not known to district nurses or palliative care)
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Simple head injury
  • Unstable diabetes
  • Urinary tract infection, blocked catheter with pain or haematuria from infection
  • Social worker support (even if patient is not medically unwell)

Exclusions

Patients whose primary needs are for:

  • mental health services
  • a life-threatening condition requiring hospital care

How to refer

This form can be sent by: Email

Call Rapid Response team on 07717 858081. If unable to speak to team member, leave voicemail and team will call back.

Following the call, if referral deemed suitable, complete the EMIS form and send by email. Attach any relevant discharge or outpatient reports.

e: camdenrrt.cnwl@nhs.net

Editable PDF/Word document Download Form

This form can be sent by: Email

Call Rapid Response team on 07717 858081. If unable to speak to team member, leave voicemail and team will call back.

Following the call, if referral deemed suitable, complete the EMIS form and send by email. Attach any relevant discharge or outpatient reports.

e: camdenrrt.cnwl@nhs.net


General Contact Details

t: 020 3317 3449

e: camdenrrt.cnwl@nhs.net

w: http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/camden-rapid-response-admission-avoidance-service/