The CBRT NHS QIPP Training Initiatives
CBRT™ – Colour Breathing Relaxation Technique® – is a practical, safe, simple and effective way to help patients relax naturally. Being able to relax is beneficial to many health conditions and can improve patient’s outcomes.
Since March 2011, CBRT has met many Very Senior Management individuals within the NHS, NHS England and the Department of Health. There are three CBRT NHS QIPP Initiaitives: 1) for Depression and Anxiety, 2) for Older People and Dementia, 3) for Children and Young People.
The two day CBRT Training Programme provides all nursing staff, allied healthcare staff, healthcare assistants and Social Care staff with the necessary skills and tools to deliver structured and guided Mindfulness based CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions which provide measurable outcomes.
A QIPP focused initiative, CBRT is a non-pharmaceutical led relaxation intervention – which fully supports the findings of the Francis Report in “Putting Patients First”, “Compassion in Practice”, staff training and improving standards for healthcare assistants. Designed to deliver high quality, guided and structured relaxation support sessions, CBRT initiatives will enable immediate localism, scale and pace diffusion for large scale adoption.
CBRT is also designed to be used as a self-care kit for patients, which will help the NHS teams provide a ‘better value, better outcomes’ service and meet the health needs of the local patient population.
The Colour Breathing Relaxation Technique® uses seven Colour Breathing Disks® (the device) to enable more health enhancing behaviours and benefits of Mindfulness, Relaxation and Positive Thinking – to benefit patients in an easy to use, visual and simple format.
- CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions are structured and guided by trained staff for individuals and groups; making time to relax together provides a valuable time for patient-staff interface.
- Learning how to relax deeply, breathe properly and positive thinking – can assist patients in their daily self-management of many conditions, including mild to moderate depression.
- NHS Improvement Programmes will be supported such as Heart (hypertension), long term conditions, Stroke, Lung/COPD, Cancer.
- CBRT is very suitable for use in antenatal, dementia, rehabilitation, enhanced recovery and peer support strategies, such as the CALM Programme – (see testimonial in download area below.)
A British Innovation, CBRT is designed to enable NHS providers in primary and secondary care to very quickly be able to provide Patients with an easy to learn relaxation technique.
Being trained to deliver practical, safe, simple, and effective CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions will enhance nursing communication skills with patients – either as individuals or in group settings of up to 20 patients – and promote active care and compassion.
The CBRT NHS Training Initiative is the culmination of over 16 years work.
This webpage contains an INITIATIVE DOWNLOAD AREA below.
- The two day CBRT Training Programme is suitable for all nursing staff, allied healthcare staff and Healthcare assistants.
- CBRT initially train a cohort of 20 – 28 staff who are required to complete a 40 question Assessment paper and 10 case studies each within 6 -8 weeks of their Training Programme.
- Upon successful completion of papers, staff will each receive a certificate of training and be able to deliver structured and guided relaxation support sessions for patients – as individuals or within a group setting – whenever required.
- CBRT is ideal in integrated patient care, rehabilitation, self care, health prevention and wellbeing programmes.
- Each Initiative includes 5 members of above staff receiving a further two days ” CBRT – Train the Trainer” to enable local delivery of future CBRT Training Programmes and sustainability of programme. 100 CBRT Training kits are included in each initiative.
An NHS IAPT Psychological Therapies Commissioner has reviewed the CBRT NHS Training Initiative and written:
- “The principles of building confidence and socialisation are good, as commissioners we understand how important this is for a patient’s recovery.”
- “The proposal is very good and well presented, with a good evidence base and clinical outcomes.”
- “On paper, the savings are good, a reduction in primary care presentations, and this is similar to IAPT where we also know there are reductions in referrals to secondary care.”
The following document NICE – Quality Standards Programme – Cost impact and commissioning assessment: quality standard for depression in adults (March 2011) was provided by the NHS South of England Innovation Manager as a prime example of how CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions relate in a similar way to the total expected saving per IAPT patient being £340.00 in a two year period. NHS Staff trained in CBRT would therefore only need to support a minimum of 264 Patients in Year One (less than one per day) to recoup the initial investment in the whole CBRT Training Initiative. (2.11 Patients per trained staff member.) Supporting more patients would, the NICE paper suggests, result in a saving to the organisation as well as enhanced quality of care and experience for the patient.
Between March – May 2012, CBRT completed the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) Technology Scorecard Process and received a 92.53% score. The Colour Breathing Disks apparatus have a UK Patent and are being registered as a Class 1 Medical Device.
Innovation Health and Wealth promotes the obligation to promote innovation; CBRT provides NHS providers with a quick to action, value for money, patient-centred solution.
- The CBRT book kit (which includes an audio CD, 138 page full colour book and easel card set of seven Colour Breathing Disks) is a high quality full colour, practical, long lasting, non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive product /intervention. Patients can be provided with or allowed to borrow their own CBRT kit for use at home.
- CBRT are publishing the “CBRT Daily Observations Diary” for individuals to use daily to record their use of CBRT at home as part of their patient choice self-care programme.
This Initiative provides each Trust/CCG with a sustainable model which includes an initial two day Training Programme for 28 allied healthcare and nursing staff, a two day “Train the Trainer” Training Programme for 5 staff and 100 CBRT Training Kits for the provision of local CBRT Training Programmes.
“All allied healthcare, nursing and social care staff should be allowed to attend a two day CBRT Training Programme. CBRT underpins the 6 C’s. The provision of structured CBRT Relaxation Support Sessions for patients – whether used once-only or as a series of 6 – 8 sessions – provides communication between patient and staff and a positive contribution towards enhancing patients’ wellbeing. CBRT is an active interface for all patient care and compassion programmes and is suitable for all to learn.”
The CBRT Training Programme has been invited to apply for CPD Accreditation with The Royal College of Nursing and ’Endorsement process’ with The College of Occupational Therapists.
Training Programme participants are required to have a basic PC ability to be able to complete an online 40 question Assessment Paper and 10 Case Studies (individual and group settings) following their Two day Training Programme within a six week period before receiving a Certificate of Training.
- Download the full 21 page CBRT NHS Training Initiative document HERE: CBRT-NHS-CCG-Trust-Training-Initiative-v.-08.04.13
- Download the PowerPoint “CBRT – A case for NHS Adoption” CBRT – A Case for NHS Adoption 05.04.13
- Positive User Feedback (85 Users), Overall Measurable Outcomes after two CBRT sessions – to read HERE: http://www.colourbreathing.com/research/current-cbrt-projects/
- 100 Case Studies available to Read Here: http://www.colourbreathing.com/research/cbrt-case-studies-page/ (To access page of case studies please use code CBRT002)
- Testimonial from Belfast: CALM Programme – Combating Anxiety through Lifestyle Management
- Smaller CCG or Budget? CBRT Trainers can provide onsite training minimum 12 – 20 people. CCGs onsite CBRT Practitioner Training Programme flier 15.03.2013
- CBRT NHS Scorecard_Appraisal_Details 22 03 12
The 2011 NHS Healthcare Innovation Expo
Since our initial successful showcasing of CBRT at the 2011 Healthcare Innovation Expo, the CBRT NHS Training Initiative has been developed and written for NHS entry with consultation, support and leadership provided by many individuals and teams within the NHS and DH, the most recent being the Innovation Promotion Manager of NHS South of England.
CBRT are grateful for support received to date from NHS Directors in PCTs, Trusts and HIEC, the DH Innovation Procurement Commercial Division Team, DH Innovation Policy Team, NHS NIC (National Innovation Centre), NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement, NHS NTAC National Technology Adoption Centre, NHS Confederation Networks (Mental Health Team), MHRN Mental Health Research Network, NHS NIHR CLRN (Manchester), NHS NIHR Research Design Team South West (Bournemouth University Team), NICE, MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency).
In 2012 CBRT met the Managing Director of “Action for Happiness” Mark Williamson after sending the CBRT NHS Training Initiative to Lord Richard Layard. “Mental illness ‘under-treated by NHS’ ” (18.06.12) is a report carried in the NHS Choices website . The report was written by the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance Mental Health Policy Group Think Tank. The report, How Mental Illness Loses Out in the NHS was produced by a distinguished team of economists, psychologists, doctors and NHS managers convened by Professor Lord Layard of the LSE Centre for Economic Performance.
Other valued support has been provided by the CBRT Research Team led by Professor Stephen Westland (Leeds University), Dr. Ute Leonards (Bristol University) and individuals within the Innovation Growth Team (BIS UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), UKTI, The Federation of Small Businesses and Business Link.
CBRT is ready now.
CBRT are keen to speak with NHS Trust and CCG Commissioning Teams, who have a strong interest and focus for Patient Care and Innovation.
The CBRT Research Team and NHS NIHR Research Design Team South West will work together towards NICE approval as both a technique and technology. Visit our National Training Team.
For a smaller NHS CCG, CBRT can provide two day CBRT Training Programmes for a minimum of 12 training places, maximum 20 training places @ £600 + VAT each training place – onsite at your location.
- With a minimum print run of only 3,000 units, CBRT can publish bespoke version(s) and different language(s) editions of CBRT Relaxation Kits, Affirmation Cards and Observation Diaries for NHS Trusts wishing to provide customised CBRT kits (including 10 full colour print pages for local information) for their Patients.
- CBRT are developing 20 new sets of CBRT Affirmation Cards for specific conditions e.g. smoking cessation, healthy eating, insomnia.
1) AIC Congress “Bringing Colour To Life” 8 – 12 July 2013 at the Sage, Newcastle.
The short abstract is available to read here: CBRT Abstract paper AIC Conference Professor Stephen Westland 07.01.13
2) At the “College of Medicine Annual Conference.” This conference focused on self-care.
3) At the “Future of Health Conference” 3rd & 4th October 2013, London. This conference focused on Long Term Conditions.
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This page was last updated on 10.11.2013