Secure Start is a community care pathway that aims to promote excellence in stoma care by delivering a high quality service and in turn a positive experience for patients. By measuring the effectiveness of care, rates of prescribing and overall service cost, Secure Start is able to demonstrate efficacy.
Secure Start's structured programme of patient support enables informed decision making and improved experience of care, potentially reducing hospital stay.
Secure Start works in collaboration with current acute nursing best practice, providing education and support to facilitate early self care.
Secure Start provides a structured return home plan, with early home visits and telephone contact. These help prevent potential problems early, eliminating additional cost at source.
Secure Start's ongoing patient commitment at 3, 6 and 12 months (annually thereafter) helps ensure continued best practice as the patients’ needs evolve.
Over 6000 patients have been through the Secure Start pathway since 2012.
Currently the pathway is adopted by:
Recognised by key organisations
The only Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredited stoma care pathway in the UK.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered as a service provider.
"Patients have a high quality service which impacts positively on their rehabilitation. The readmission of patients has been prevented by this level of community support."
Lead CNS Colorectal Stoma Care
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust
"My stoma nurse has given me the confidence to look after my stoma, I could not wish for better support. The help and advice has been first class."
Educational resources for healthcare providers
To discover how you can benefit from The Proven Pathway for Stoma Care contact the Secure Start Service Team on 0800 3761310