Rapid Response – leading the way during #IntegratedCare week

A brand new video has been published during national #IntegratedCare week led by NHS England.

Ann Qucikfall describes her experience of her care and treatment received by the Rapid Response service. The video depicts Ann speaking with a range of health and care professionals that have come together to ensure, where possible, Ann’s treatment continues to be provided at home.

The Rapid Response service ensures that just one integrated health and social care assessment is completed in a patient’s home as a result of a fall, illness or injury, ultimately helping to reduce the number of admissions to hospital that could have been avoided.

The Rapid Response service has resulted in fewer people requiring long-term care, with more people being able to stay at home as a result of receiving the care they need, closer to home. If a patient does require additional support this is provided in community healthcare settings with a clear focus on admission avoidance.