Prevention of swallowing difficulties

Midlands
Led by Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust, this project aimed to identify dysphagia patients at an early stage, assess their needs rapidly and reduce the need for hospital admission. The team developed a range of interventions to equip care and nursing staff with the skills and knowledge to man...

PROSPER: Promoting safer provision of care for elderly residents

East of England
This project aimed to improve safety and reduce harm for vulnerable care home residents, who are at particular risk of admission to hospital or significant deterioration in their health and quality of life.

Multidisciplinary review of medication in nursing homes: a clinico-ethical framework

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to reduce the amount of medicines prescribed to care home residents unnecessarily and to involve patients and their families or carers in decisions about prescribing and de-prescribing. The team developed a medication review f...

Nursing home improvement programme

North west England
Led by Manchester Community Health, this project aimed to reduce the number of emergency hospital admissions from care homes and reduce residents’ length of stay in hospital. The team designed and tested changes to support improved communication and collaboration between NHS organisations includi...