We welcome the refreshed Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) framework published by NHS England at the end of November 2023 and are delighted to have contributed to this latest update.
The Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) framework is for primary care networks (PCNs) and providers and commissioners of community health and social care services. It guides the commissioning of and delivery arrangements for health and social care services in collaboration with care homes, so that the entire system works together to provide personalised care, improve outcomes and promote independence for people living in care. Topics within the guidance range from nutrition to skin and wound care and leg and foot ulcer care.
Rachael Lee, National Wound Care Strategy Programme Acting Programme Manager, commented, “The Enhanced Health in Care Homes framework is essential reading for those working in or to support care homes and we were pleased to provide our expertise in leg and foot ulcer and pressure ulcer care. We are thrilled that the framework signposts care homes to the NWCSP guidance for leg and foot ulcers which will help to ensure patients receive best practice care and hope our more recently published pressure ulcer guidance will also be useful.”
Access the framework in full on the NHS England website.