The impact of Bridges
In 2021 we have delivered Bridges programme to 25 cohorts of acute and community healthcare teams working across pathways that support patients with cancer, respiratory problems, heart failure, diabetes, lymphoedema, neurological conditions, stroke, brain injury, musculoskeletal conditions, falls, waiting for surgery, return to work, and live with palliative and long term conditions.
acute and community health and social care teams
people with stroke, brain injury and other long term conditions
We have carried out more than 20 different research and service improvement projects since 2008 and published and presented our work in many different health and social care conferences across the England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Estonia and Sweden.
If everyone used Bridges with just 5 patients this means that 1500 will have been asked their priorities, ideas, hopes and fears and are given space to reflect on their successes and efforts, and set goals that mean something to them and their family.
Clinicians we worked with at Health Education England described what it's like to be 'Bridged' ...
91% of participants in the last year say they would recommend Bridges to friends and colleagues and 94% say they intend to use Bridges principles in their everyday practice.