To share best practice and support Powys Teaching Health Board’s journey with Flo, colleagues from NHS Lanarkshire visited Mid-Wales on 3rd November 2016.
The team at Powys Teaching Health Board Alan Lawrie, Deputy CEO and Director of Primary and Community Care, Vic Deakins, Professional Head of Occupational Therapy and Kathryn Lloyd, Service Development Manager are leading Flo’s Development and since September 2016 have already developed three diabetic pathways for use in primary care.
Morag Hearty, leading Flo’s development in Lanarkshire and Craig Cunningham, Head of Commissioning and Performance South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership shared their experience of the critical factors that have influenced well over 2000 Lanarkshire patients being supported by Flo since October 2014.
Morag discussed key points critical to NHS Lanarkshire’s success, including the recent hypertension outcomes from primary care. Morag also highlighted the best practice identified by NHS Lanarkshire including the importance of clinical leadership in the identification, and design of pathways where Flo’s integration can support improved outcomes.
Joanne Harding, Non-Executive Director at Simple Simple Shared Healthcare who attended in support of Shropshire Doctor’s Cooperative ongoing collaboration with Powys Teaching Health Board said:
“I was pleased to attend today’s event and hear about the exciting spread of Flo throughout Lanarkshire. NHS Lanarkshire clearly have a great team dedicated to supporting patients. The use of Flo is infectious and Powys is following in their footsteps. The first patients are already embracing Flo and its wonderful to see Flo helping patients to better look after themselves”