A special learning event was held recently for GP surgeries in the Forest to look at how best to reduce unnecessary hospital stays and improve the patient experience.

Over 30 GPs debated ‘Top Tips’ to avoid hospital admission from three hospital Consultants and had a presentation from the Community Rapid Response Team who provide care in the patients’ own home.

They also found out more about the Florence remote monitoring service that uses mobile phone technology to support patients – again in their own home.

GPs will now look at how to improve current plans for out of hospital care following the event.