Acute Care Team

1. What does the team do/what are they responsible for?

The Acute Care Team have a varied workload and work across Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust. The team work closely with clinical teams to improve the acute care we deliver. The primary roles are associated with; implementation and development of the Patientrack system (an electronic means to document clinical observations that then alert the appropriate clinician if the patient is becoming unwell); supporting and providing acute care education, such as the regional Acute Illness Management course, and the local Acute Care Study Day. The team also deliver a number of ad hoc decisions on request. The team also manages and co-ordinate the Emergency Bleep Review process, which has allows an organisational learning approach, focusing on the care when a patient becomes unwell. The team have also successfully won national recognition through the HSJ and EHI awards. Locally their work has been recognised and awarded at the Nursing and Midwifery Conference for work on fluid balance improvement and the emergency bleep review work at the annual CARM Fair.

2. Who’s in the team?

Sarah Ingleby
Lead Nurse
Richard Cox
Matron
Sarah Pinnington
Clinical Educator

3. What projects are you currently working on?

The team have led the Patientrack project which was successfully completed in 2015. They continue to focus on the evolvement of Patientrack and other acute care initiatives.

4. How do I contact the team?

Email: acutecareteam@cmft.nhs.uk or telephone extension 11703.
Website: ac.staffnet.cmft.nhs.uk