General Practitioner (GP)
Reablement Ward at Sutton Health and Care
Biography: Maryem is an interface GP, acting as a link between primary and secondary care. She has an interest in proactive care, frailty, palliative care, admission avoidance and providing holistic care. Maryem currently works in a Reablement ward, delivering therapy that promotes independence and holistically looking after patients discharged from an acute medical ward to avoid hospital admission. As part of a multidisciplinary team, she ensures that patients’ needs are met in all aspects, delivering proactive care as well as acute medical issues. The interface between primary and secondary care also encourages the continuity of care for patients.
South West London ICL Digital Pioneer Fellowship project summary: The project’s main aims are to promote discussions about advance care planning, introduce Universal Care Plans (UCP) to appropriate patients, increase referrals to Virtual Wards (VW) and support secondary care colleagues to refer into VW.
Estimated number of patients / staff impacted by the project: Patients: the unit has 18 beds, so appropriate patients will be approached – potential patient numbers positively impacted by this project will be considerably high. Staff: a vast number within the ward team, extending to the wider MDT and covering primary and secondary care.
Goal(s) for time on the South West London ICL Digital Pioneer Fellowship: Maryem would like to continue the great work that the Digital Pioneer Fellowship has done and to grow with the community. She is also keen to share her knowledge and learn from others to ensure the optimisation of patient care and team working.