NHS Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership are launching a project to coincide with Carers Week, to roll out the Stop Look Care booklet across targeted care homes, NHS and Social Care providers and Voluntary Sector organisations within our local area.

The innovative Stop Look Care booklet can be used by care workers and unpaid carers to provide an improved care experience for service users and patients, as it supports the carer to spot changes in a person’s condition, recognise any signs of deterioration and then take the appropriate action.

The Stop Look Care booklet gained national recognition after winning a Nursing Times Award in 2018 and has been well received by home care providers, staff, service users and carers where it is in use.  We now want to take build on this success and introduce the booklet across homes and other organisations to further support the delivery of high standards of care, support our caring workforce with the skills they need and above all support local residents who receive services to maintain their health and wellbeing.

The project will last for 18 months and will see the booklet and a training programme of support rolled out across a number of care home providers and other organisations, including informal carer networks.  The project has strong links to and is supported by Health Education England and Social Care workforce development teams across the Sussex and East Surrey STP with a view to embedding training in the Stop Look Care model and its use across our local workforce.

For further information about the Stop Look Care Project or to get a copy of the booklet, please contact Louise Murphy, Project Manager on louise.murphy11@nhs.net  Alternatively, please download the booklet here https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-health/stop-look-care