8 November 2018
On 1st November 2018 it was our 7th Birthday! We celebrated 7 years since we became an independent social enterprise. Dates and anniversaries always provide a time for reflection so here are mine.
18 February 2018
Your response to this question may be to ask, ‘What changes in leg ulcer management? What am I missing?’ The dispiriting answer is that for leg ulcer management, unlike for so many other physical conditions, for many years little has changed.
3 January 2018
Yet through that challenging year we at Accelerate managed to impact on people’s lives and make a difference thus enabling us to continue to drive forward with our mission and vision for both wounds and lymphoedema.
21 December 2016
As we look back on 2016 some may say it could be regarded as a year that created a reality check for the NHS, what with the introduction of STP’s, ‘real’ efforts to control funds and so on.
18 November 2016
Only a couple of months ago we were presented with a well thought through and evidence based commissioning framework for both cancer and non-cancer related Lymphoedema and what trend do we see: the focus is placed on commissioning cancer only services. Not that I think this is wrong but I think the decision to focus on this one small piece of the bigger problem is short sighted.
Fran Worboys, Clinical Director, Accelerate CIC
Individualised and holistic care planning urges practitioners to put patients at the centre of any care being delivered. It promises the provision of care that is relevant and meaningful. It advocates ‘no decision about me, without me’. All great aims, but aspirations do not make it so and is the reality somewhat different? If it is different, what is missing and how can we truly put the person back at the centre?
Alison Hopkins, CEO, Accelerate CIC
Doing something better is our common motivation at Accelerate. We aspire to bringing about change, for our patients and for the wider system of wound and lymphoedema care. Are we ambitious? Yes, we think so. Are we too ambitious? No, we don’t think so. We think a little imagination and creativity can help us make things better.