East of England
The Luton & Bedfordshire Children’s Rapid Response Team was set up in April 2013 offering a model of closer to home services for children with acute health needs. The team has worked tirelessly at improving the patient journey and avoiding the need for attendance in the busy acute setting. The innovative approach that the team has taken in designing local urgent care protocols to keep children and young people in the community has significantly improved caring for children at home. By working alongside other colleagues and agencies the team’s approach offers services that are more convenient for people and reduces hospital admissions from GPs and A&E by facilitating advanced care in the community.
Nominated by: Rachel Hopkins MP
The team does incredible work in supporting children with acute health needs and thoroughly deserves this national recognition for the brilliant improvements they have made. Congratulations to the whole team.