The ESD Team at Royal Bournemouth have provided a 'check list' of advice. These points are how the team at Royal Bournemouth have ensured that all of the records are entered on SSNAP in a timely manner, and that these records are fully completed:
- Monthly discharge list – this includes a column as to whether they should be included on SSNAP and have been completed ( the team occasionally see neuro patients).
- Nominated SSNAP key worker – This member of the team takes overall responsibility for SSNAP, checking data is all entered and ready for lockdown. They also chase any outstanding patients yet to be completed. This has been good for personal development and also understanding and engaging in the benefits of SSNAP. The key worker is rotated at the same time the therapy teams rotate.
- Good team morale – Everyone is keen to play a part with SSNAP data collection and data entry, it’s the whole teams responsibility but with the key worker co-ordinating and overseeing completion.
- Chase the transfer of records to ESD – the discharge list assists the team in identifying if patient records are yet to be transferred from an inpatient team. If they have not been transferred the team are happy to liaise with the transferring team to ensure they are able to add all their patient data in a timely manner.
- Follow up on patients where it has been tricky to input patient data. For example if the patient is discharged from ESD but subsequently re-admitted to an inpatient team with their notes, the team will make the extra effort to chase the notes and ensure the data is submitted for their service.
- Michelle Heath - Royal Bournemouth Hospital ESD Team