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Making 'Specialing' Special - Enhanced Therapeutic 1:1 Care Conference

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Education Centre - 1st Floor

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

250 Euston Road

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NW1 2PG

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University College London Hospital is pleased to welcome the first UK Conference on 'Specialing'!

'Specialing' or the provision of 1:1 Enhanced Therapeutic Care is a significant challenge for many Trusts.

This conference is open to all health care staff with experience or an interest in 'Specialing'. Here, we will explore the relationship between providing the right level of care, resource and staff support. We will be sharing our learning on reducing variation of care through a validated training programme; additional tools such as the matron prescription and Action cards will provide a guide to develop your own programme for Specialing in Trusts or support you in your role.

Individuals admitted to hospitals may have increased confusion, delirium and dementia and be at risk of harm from falling or leaving the ward unsafely. Equally, patients may present with mental health needs that requires additional therapeutic care in order to holistically support and maintain safety of the patient and staff and reduce risk whilst in hospital.

University College London Hospital Trust (UCLH) recognised that this level of Enhanced Therapeutic care necessitates specialist nursing skill and knowledge. This role or caring for vulnerable patients often with challenging behaviours, was undertaken commonly by our most junior non-substantive or substantive Nursing Assistants (NA's) who had variable levels of knowledge and experience in caring for patients with complex care needs. These individuals were not always effectively integrated into the team; did not know or understand the expectations of Enhanced Therapeutic Care.

This conference will explore the 'specials' project design at UCLH and also invite the sharing of good practice for specialing from other Trusts or individuals.

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Education Centre - 1st Floor

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

250 Euston Road

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NW1 2PG

United Kingdom

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