All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry

19 July 2017

A substantial report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing was published on 19 July 2017, and presents the findings of a two-year political inquiry into the powerful contribution the arts can make to our health and wellbeing.

The report evidences how arts-based approaches can help people to stay well, recover faster, manager long-term conditions and experience a better quality of life.

We are delighted this report has been published as it provides strong evidence and research to support the arts in health programme we have been running at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1993, and which we are now rolling out at West Middlesex University Hospital.

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CW+ Art and Science series talk - Consciousness, Hope and Time

15 June 2017

Our most recent Art and Science event was a full-house! As part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week (12-18 June), we hosted a discussion with Jordan Baseman from the Royal College of Art who was in conversation with three artists we have worked with at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital; Shiv Grewal, Lewis Khan and Janina Lange.

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Digitising Ward Auditing: Nurse-led digital health innovation

12 June 2017

 

Working directly with the senior nursing team and Digital Health.London Acceleratorcompany PerfectWard, we have secured a one-year collaboration aiming at digitising ward quality inspections.

Including 40 wards and specialist departments across two hospital sites, the pilot will aim to demonstrate increased auditing efficiency and reproducibility, with a fully paperless process and an estimated five hours of senior nursing time saved from each ward audit.

Working directly with the senior nursing team and Digital Health.London Acceleratorcompany PerfectWard, we have secured a one-year collaboration aiming at digitising ward quality inspections.

Including 40 wards and specialist departments across two hospital sites, the pilot will aim to demonstrate increased auditing efficiency and reproducibility, with a fully paperless process and an estimated five hours of senior nursing time saved from each ward audit.

Read more here.

Fantastic donation from Royal Military School of Music

2 June 2017

A huge thank you to Shane Green, Sean Riley, Matthew MacDonald and Bob Gallagher-Walker from the Royal Military School of Music for taking part in the 100 Mile Run in the Cotswolds, raising £600 for our children's wards at West Middlesex University Hospital. Not an easy challenge, but their fantastic efforts will make a real difference to many children's lives. The hospital has a long history of supporting the School's personnel and their families, so we were thrilled to welcome two members of the team, Staff Sergeants Bob Gallagher-Walker and Mac MacDonald, who presented their cheque to staff.

Find out  more about our appeal here.

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International lecture on our Patient Environment and Experience programme

24 May 2017

We were delighted to be  invited to give a lecture at the Advanced Studies Conference: Hospitality and Mental Health at the Sigmund-Freud-University in Vienna on 19th May.

The conference explored the concept of hospitality; and how to create warm and healing atmospheres in healthcare. We presented our unique Patient Environment and Experience programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which transforms the hospital experience and clinical environment.

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Digitising physiotherapy for patients

19 May 2017

 

We are thrilled to be funding five Physitracklicenses to the therapies team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, to deliver remote physiotherapy to musculoskeletal patients. Physitrack offers complete patient engagement in one easy-to-use solution: exercise prescription, outcomes analysis, Telehealth and education. It will replace existing paper-based guidance and will allow custom video content to be prescribed to an unlimited number of patients for one year. Abbie McKenzie, Senior Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital said: "Physitrack will boost patient engagement, increase adherence and ultimately improve overall patient outcomes. We are looking forward to using the software with our patients!"

We are thrilled to be funding five Physitracklicenses to the therapies team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, to deliver remote physiotherapy to musculoskeletal patients. Physitrack offers complete patient engagement in one easy-to-use solution: exercise prescription, outcomes analysis, Telehealth and education. It will replace existing paper-based guidance and will allow custom video content to be prescribed to an unlimited number of patients for one year. Abbie McKenzie, Senior Physiotherapist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital said: "Physitrack will boost patient engagement, increase adherence and ultimately improve overall patient outcomes. We are looking forward to using the software with our patients!"

Read more here.

Chelsea Arts Club exhibition at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

9 May 2017

We recently collaborated with the Chelsea Arts Club to host a new exhibition of works at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, which can be found on the 1st floor walkway between Lift Banks B and C.

Chelsea Arts Club has been based in Kensington and Chelsea for 125 years and several artists from the club are represented in CW+'s extensive art collection throughout the hospital, helping to improve the patient environment and experience. To celebrate this collaboration, we recently hosted an event at the hospital with some of the artists from the exhibition and members from the club, and staff from the hospital including Chief Executive Lesley Watts and Medical Director Miss Zoe Penn.

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Hounslow Heart Failure Patient Monitoring

9 May 2017

We are excited to announce we have approved funding towards an innovative project which supports heart failure patients. We are supporting a one-year pilot study led by the Cardiology Department at West Middlesex University Hospital. This pilot will look to transform heart failure patient care pathways and access to care in the community. We will also be developing a mobile health monitoring solution, to enable clinical staff to remotely monitor patients.

Read more here.

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