Adult Hearing Services in Greater Manchester

A longstanding provider of AQP adult hearing services, committed to providing people with hearing problems with high quality, efficient NHS hearing assessments and hearing aids delivered in community settings, InHealth has now increased access to these services to the local populations of Greater Manchester. GPs can refer directly to one of our new community audiology clinics in Altrincham, Bolton, Bury, Glossop, Heywood, Manchester and Oldham.

Patients will receive an appointment within 3 days* of referral meaning a fast, responsive and efficient diagnosis and for most patients, hearing aids are fitted on the same day as test. Patients will also receive an individual management plan which includes hearing aid adjustment, repair and re-fitting for up to 3 years after fitting.  The service will also deliver the “speech-in-noise” test as standard.

The impact of hearing loss can be great at both a personal and a societal level and could lead to social isolation, depression, loss of independence and even employment changes, so we are extremely proud to be able to deliver this valuable service which will make a difference to the lives of many across the local population.

*Subject to availability

Elective RTT below 4 weeks at St Peter’s Hospital

In conjunction with St Peter’s Cardiology Department and through efficient administration practices and careful planning, the InHealth Cardiac Unit at St Peter’s Hospital where InHealth has been a long standing trusted clinical provider of Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Device procedures since 1999, currently holds some of the shortest Referral to Treatment (RTT) wait times in the South-East region of England.

The InHealth Cardiac Unit is a self-contained two Cardiac Catheterisation Labs, 10-bedded Day Ward facility which opened in October 2013. Typical time scales from receipt of GP referral letter to pre-assessment appointment is 7 to 10 days, and from pre-assessment clinic to diagnostic procedure is 2-3 weeks. The Service operates from Monday to Friday and treats patients predominantly from the North-West Surrey Locality. As the unit is located adjacent to the Coronary Care Unit (BACU), non-elective in-patients clinically fit and awaiting an urgent procedure are treated within 24hours. In addition, patients from Epsom General Hospital awaiting an urgent appointment are treated on a ‘Treat and Return’ pathway, enabling patients on CCU at Epsom, to be discharged in a timely manner. The Service also provides a 24 hour, 365 day, primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (pPCI) service in collaboration with South East Coast Ambulance (SECAmb) and London Ambulance Services (LAS) treating patients who have had a heart attack in the community.

For more information contact Tom Brighton (Service Manager) on 01932 72266, or email tom.brighton@inhealthgroup.com.

AAA Screening Programme Awarded to InHealth

InHealth has been awarded a contract to deliver the North London AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) Screening Programme. Currently provided by 3 NHS Trusts, InHealth has been awarded the contract to deliver one consolidated service across North London, from 1st April 2018.  The screening programme aims to reduce AAA related mortality across the male population in the region, who will be invited for routine testing during their 65th year and improve clinical outcomes for patients.

InHealth will provide routine screening, surveillance screening (men who have been referred into the surveillance arm of the service to monitor the growth of a small aneurysm), screening of self-referrals (men aged over 65 that have referred themselves into the Programme, as per national guidance) and safe onward referral to a vascular surgeon to consider treatment options, including surgery where appropriate.

We are extremely proud to be delivering this vital service which creates the opportunity to provide an integrated pathway with consistent high quality service from invitation to onward referral where necessary to key vascular services, delivered from convenient community locations across the region.

For more information on the NHS AAA Screening Programme go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening/

3rd InHealth Radiographer Reporting Study Evening

InHealth’s Radiographer Reporting study evenings have quickly become popular highlights on the calendar of radiology events.  Once again, radiology experts gathered to learn from peers and for valuable networking.

In England, Radiographer Reporting has been supporting imaging departments for over 25 years. The aim of this CPD-accredited study evening was to see how it has been embraced in other countries. Speakers from the imaging community in UK and Europe assembled in front of a large audience at Guys Hospital in London to consider if Radiographer Reporting is for the many, not just the few?

For the first time, the event was broadcast online. Click here to watch the webcast.

 

Charlotte Beardmore, Director of Professional Policy at the Society & College of Radiographers, provided an update on the joint RCR/SCoR team working initiative

 

Gareth Thomas, President Society & College of Radiographers

 

Jonathan McConnell, Consultant Radiographer

 

Grainne Forsythe, Chair of N.Ireland Plain Film Reporting Radiographers Forum

 

Håkon Hjemly, Manager of Policy – The Norwegian Society of Radiographers

 

Katharine Halliday, GIRFT Clinical Variation and Quality

New 2 week wait cancer pathway in Oxfordshire

InHealth Endoscopy has become the first independent provider to deliver endoscopy services under the new “2-week wait” pathway.   The expanded service will support Oxfordshire CCG in their objectives to improve local access, bring care closer to home, improve cancer outcomes, reduce delays in diagnostic pathways and integrate care pathways between providers.  InHealth Endoscopy, which has been delivering services to the local population for over 5 years from a JAG accredited unit in Witney, plans to open 2 new locations in Oxfordshire by Spring 2018.

This expansion provides us with an opportunity to improve clinical outcomes which exceed the JAG and BSG requirements and meet the latest standards for patient comfort, privacy and dignity.

Supporting Second Hope on Christmas Jumper Day

It was all about festive fundraising fun at our Beechwood Hall office today, as staff from our support teams sported their finest Christmas jumpers to raise money for InHealth’s chosen charity, Second Hope.

Well done to everyone involved – great fun for a great cause.

Our new InHealth website goes live

InHealth is proud to launch our new website, redesigned with our patients and customers in mind.

The new site has been updated with a fresh design, new functionalities and technical improvements, all aimed at improving the browsing experience for our visitors.  The product of weeks of work by our Digital and Marketing teams, we are excited by the results.

Here are some of the improvements that the new site design brings:

  • The new design is now fully responsive for all platforms.  Visitors can smoothly browse the site on tablet and smartphone in addition to desktop browsers
  • The entire website looks more visually engaging which makes it more enjoyable to navigate
  • We implemented a new design to make the site look fresher and more modern.
  • We have added new functionality such as Google maps interfaces to make finding our clinic locations simple and easy

Explore the site to learn more about how InHealth is #makinghealthcarebetter

Our new careers website ‘Inside InHealth’ goes live

InHealth is proud to launch our new dedicated careers website, ‘Inside InHealth’.

An Investors in People Gold Standard employer, we wanted a go-to place where we could provide potential candidates with all the information they need to start and build a rewarding career with the UK’s largest specialist provider of diagnostic and healthcare solutions.

The product of weeks of work by our Digital and People Services teams, we are excited by the results.  With its fresh, modern design that is fully responsive on all platforms, we hope our visitors will find Inside InHealth enjoyable to navigate as well as being educational and informative.

If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an organisation that helps you make a difference every day in a job you love, we look forward to seeing you on Inside InHealth.

InHealth Sponsors NUHonours Awards

InHealth were delighted to be a sponsor at this year’s NUHonours Awards, held recently at the East Midlands Conference Centre within the University of Nottingham.   The awards help to recognise and celebrate Nottingham University Hospital’s exceptional staff who have ‘gone the extra mile’ to improve the patient, carer or staff experience.

We were proud sponsor of the Cancer and Associated Specialities Division award, which was won on the night by Kirk Tooby, a Clinical Support Worker in the Oncology Day Case Unit at City Hospital.

InHealth operate the Specialist Diagnostic Centre at the City Campus in partnership with Nottingham City Hospitals and were represented by Mark Gleeson, Business Director.

InHealth’s new Community Health Clinic in Romford

InHealth has added a further multi-service, new Community Health Clinic in Romford, officially opened by the Mayor of Havering, Cllr. Linda Van den Hende.

The clinic will provide the local boroughs of Barking, Havering and Redbridge with direct to test endoscopy services, and a state-of-the-art, patient centred, community Breast Assessment Clinic delivering a triple assessment of imaging, clinical examination and biopsy.   It also houses a histopathology laboratory utilising a digital pathology platform for the highest quality and fast turnaround times and with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced, modern surroundings it also offers the best working environment for staff.

We are extremely proud of this new facility which creates the opportunity to provide greater access to tests, shorter waiting times and improved clinical outcomes for patients.