Discussion working groups (DWGs) are a new initiative designed to complement the ITHAcA leadership meetings and allow an in-depth discussion on a particular topic to the wider ITHAcA group. The topics for these DWGs were chosen in response to interest from ITHAcA members, on reports circulated as part of the role of ITHAcA as an information repository.
2 May 2017
Discussion of the results and next steps of an explorative study of the utility and acceptability of a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) toolkit in primary care. The project was funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, led by Helen Baxter and Alyson Huntley, in collaboration with Bristol and South Gloucestershire CCGs.
2 November 2016
A discussion about a potential tool to examine where an admission has been avoided. Funded by APCRC, led by Helen Baxter in collaboration with Bristol and South Gloucestershire CCGs.
25 February 2016
A presentation of the findings from recent research done in this area followed by a group discussion on how these findings can best be implemented in practice
29 July 2014
A presentation on interventions relevant to the enhanced service and other evidence on what will work in practice, followed by a discussion on how ITHAcA and commissioners could work together to evaluate the enhanced service locally.
5 February 2014
A meeting to discuss the research evidence available on virtual wards, and the implications of this for future service delivery and to evaluate implementation.
Presentations organised and hosted by ITHAcA, to allow wider participation and the dissemination of information on topics directly relevant to ITHAcA's aim of reducing avoidable hospital admissions.