Routine Enquiry about Adverse Childhood Experiences Implementation pack pilot evaluation (final report) –

Department of Health and Social Care, May 2018

Report looking at pilot of a Lancashire Care Foundation Trust implementation pack to support services in developing, implementing and embedding routine enquiry about adversity in childhood (REACh).The report presents findings from the pilot study undertaken at three NHS Trusts. The pack includes three core components:

  • The Organisational Readiness Checklist and Action Plan (OR-CAP): Designed to enable services to self-assess whether they are ready to safely implement, and effectively embed, routine enquiry using the ACE-CSE questionnaire, and respond appropriately to disclosures.
  • A staff training package: Designed to support services in training staff to implement routine enquiry using the ACE-CSE questionnaire.
  • The ACE-CSE questionnaire: Designed to provide services with a standardised tool and list of questions to use when implementing routine enquiry.

Click here to view the full report.


Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Bulletin – May 2018

LCFT Library and Information Service, May 2018

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for using MECC in your day-to-day encounters.

Click here to view the bulletin.

BMJ Best Practice – now available at LCFT!

The Gosall Library, April 2018

We now have access to BMJ Best Practice at Lancashire Care. BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence based information, whenever and wherever you need it. You can use BMJ Best Practice to:

  • Search thousands of clinical topics and over 6,000 clinical guidelines
  • Find answers fast using a layout that mirrors the patient consultation
  • Access information anywhere, with offline access via the award winning BMJ Best Practice app
  • Get step-by-step guidance via the unique treatment algorithm tables
  • Watch procedural videos on common clinical conditions
  • Check prescription guidance using linked drug databases and over 250 medical calculators
  • Stay current with Important Updates and Cochrane Clinical Answers highlighted within each topic
  • Ensure your ongoing professional development, with automatic CME/CPD tracking.

Access to BMJ Best Practice is with your LCFT OpenAthens account.

Once you have logged in with your OpenAthens account you can also create a personal account which will allow you download the BMJ Best Practice app and track your CME/CPD activity.

There are user guides and videos available to help you get started with using the resource.