React To Home Rounds

React To Home Rounds


Many of you will remember back in May 2022, our Registered Manager, Lynne, was busy working with lots of colleagues from the local CCG and NHS as well as the private sector.  Collectively working towards a goal of improving care for people cared for in Care Homes.


Lynne was working with our local healthcare professionals to develop React To Home Rounds training package.  We are delighted to announce that the React To Home Rounds is now live.  React To Home Rounds is being rolled out across Nottinghamshire .  React To is a care home specific training resource which is developed by healthcare professionals.  For more information on the “React To” training please see their website


At Farthings we have found a weekly, remote, multidisciplinary home round, to be extremely beneficial for our residents.  It enables all healthcare professionals to discuss every resident in the home collectively creating a holistic approach.  Previously lots of phone calls were made to various healthcare professionals, taking a lot of time away from residents.  Scheduled weekly meetings means that reviews can take place and non-urgent medical concerns can be raised.  Due to these meetings taking place virtually via video, video consultations can take place with the resident and relevant professional when required.  Of course, this approach does not replace urgent medical needs.  But a remote home round certainly aids healthcare needs and access to medical reviews promptly.  Furthermore, our relationships with our healthcare professionals developed further due to the regularity of such meetings.  This gives the care team the confidence to raise ‘thoughts’ or ‘observations’, with the wider healthcare team.


On 4 May 2022 we were delighted to welcome a film crew into the home to capture some footage for the React To Home Rounds training package.  A huge thank you to our wonderful residents many of whom featured in our filming and to our Deputy Manager, Louise, for supporting with the filming and of course her acting skills!


Please have a look at the training package and see if you can pick out any familiar faces!!