Welcome to the National Outreach Forum
The National Outreach Forum (NOrF) was founded back in 2004 by a group of enthusiastic professionals involved with the firsts Critical Care Outreach Teams in UK. Since then, it has evolved into a multi-professional interest group that seeks to promote excellence in the care of acutely unwell and deteriorating patients.
NOrF provides a representative forum for Critical Care Outreach, Rapid and Emergency Response, Acute Care and Patient at Risk Teams, for service providers and for patients and families.
We strive to optimise the quality of care for the deteriorating and acutely ill patients, their management and experience.
CONFERENCES AND WEBINARS
CALL FOR POSTERS NOW OPEN
Have you had success with an evidence-based, innovative, quality or safety initiative in the Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Patients?
at our NOrF Annual Conference in collaboration with iSRRS and Patient Safety Congress
(You need to log as a member to participate)
Any suggestions or questions?
The Level 1 National Competency Framework
was launched 9th July 2018 at the Rapid Response Systems 2018 Conference in Manchester.
You can download a copy here.
Brief service considerations for critical care outreach and rapid response teams
Please note this advice is for guidance only and the latest Public Health England/NHS England advice and guidance should be adhered to. This aims to provide some practical considerations to help CCOT deal with the public health outbreak, maintain continuity of care and support at risk, deteriorating and critically ill patients. CCOT are unique in that they work across the entire hospital and it is therefore a real risk for these teams to cross-contaminate. You may wish to consider...read more