Kingston and Richmond team leading on virtual ward e-learning

11 January 2024

The Kingston and Richmond virtual ward team have helped develop a new national e-learning course about virtual ward and urgent community response skills and capabilities.

The course is now available for all NHS staff to access via the online Learning Hub. The course is for the wide range of clinicians who provide out of hospital care, and aims to raise awareness and understanding for all staff of the virtual ward model of care.

Congratulations to colleagues David Baptista, Emma Balachandran, Oliver Percival, Salina Harvey-Porter and all the Kingston and Richmond virtual ward team for their involvement in launching this important programme of training.

The virtual ward facilitates acute care out of hospital, monitoring patients in their usual place of residence while still under the care of the hospital as an inpatient. It gives the patient access to specialist care, advice and treatment in the comfort of their own home and operates 7 days a week, with 24-hour monitoring.

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