In support of Carers Week 10 – 16 June: The launch of the Stop Look Care project.

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 carers to provide an improved care experience for service users and patients, as it supports the care worker 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.  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.

The Stop Look Care booklet was the created and designed by Helen Rignall (Primary Care Workforce Tutor) and Carol Hards, (Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Manager), NHS Brighton & Hove CCG.  Both Helen and Carol have extensive nursing careers and are committed to improving care in the community and helping others gain the correct knowledge and skills to be able to deliver safe, effective and high quality care. 

For further information about the Stop Look Care Project, please contact: Louise Murphy, Project Manager on louise.murphy11@nhs.net.