The end of July marked the successful completion of the 6-month Lomakatsi Pilot Creative Improvement Programme (CIP) alongside NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG.
Upon completion of the programme, a clinical effectiveness evaluation was carried out showing that the clients have shown improvement in communication and sociability, stronger confidence and greater interest in art and music.
‘During the 6 months Lomakatsi brought a wide range of activities that they used to explore and develop the skills of patient, it brought confidence out in patients and supported their recovery, with 2 patients it did speed up the recovery process which with just Nursing discharge would have been slower’ – Staff Member
The evaluation has also shown a positive change in the numbers of PRN administration and the frequency of seclusion.
‘I think all the activities that they brought explored different development needs with each patient. Music was a highlight at it produced confidence and communication.’ – Staff Member
‘Reading music the words bring me comfort and joy and love and nature & cam. Art gives me the comfort and joy and love of nature and calm. Movement gives me touch to nature’ – Service User
Following the end of the programme, we are currently completing a series of in-depth case studies following the users` journey while being part of Lomakatsi CIP.