Nobody should be in hospital any longer than is necessary. It can mean it takes a patient longer to recover. We believe in getting patients home as soon as is safely possible – and ideally we believe if it safe for them to do so, we should help them avoid a stay in hospital in the first place.
HomeFirst is an innovative approach to joining up health and social care services to provide patients with the support or intermediate care at home. Where possible, they will be at home while waiting for any assessments they need.
As the local health and social care teams, we are working to integrate our services across traditional organisational boundaries to make the HomeFirst concept a reality. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland has been chosen by the Department of Health to lead the Midlands region in developing this approach, which gives us exciting opportunities to innovate for the benefit of patients.
Covid-19 means this concept is more important than ever. HomeFirst will help to keep vulnerable people away from possible sources of infection, and importantly will stop many of them from worrying that they may be put at risk.
The HomeFirst approach places people and their families at the centre of decision making, respecting their knowledge and opinions and working alongside them to get the best possible outcomes..
To make this a reality, we are now looking to expand our teams across both health and care organisations. This involves positions which take the best of established roles, and blends in new ways of working across care disciplines and organisational boundaries to deliver joined up and effective care.
If the following apply to you, take a look at the posts we have on offer:
There are a wide range of roles and professions needed to deliver HomeFirst
Check out the links below that will take you to the current opportunities available at HomeFirst partners in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
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