Management of advanced chronic liver disease in a hospice setting – a shared care strategy

South east England
Run by St Luke's Hospice in partnership with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Focusing on liver disease management in the community/hospice setting in South West Essex. Aiming to improve care for people with advanced chronic liver disease by ensuring early a...

Improving pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring

South west England
Run by Peninsula Community Health, a not-for-profit service provider to NHS Kernow, with support from Plymouth University. Around 50 patients will be recruited to the project, which is being run across Cornwall. Aiming to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in older people living in the com...

Frail older people and safety across the continuum of care

Scotland
An NHS Borders project, run in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, which will test the Safety Measurement and Monitoring across a pathway spanning primary, secondary and social care services, focusing on older people. The work will involve developing a set of measures to assess perf...

Dignity in practice: understanding and responding to the needs of frail older people in hospital

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Age UK, this project aimed to ensure older people receive compassionate care, in environments where their needs are understood and met. The work focused on changing three services with a significant role in improving quality o...

Frailsafe: A safety checklist for frail older patients entering acute hospital care

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society, this work aimed to improve quality of care for frail older patients admitted to NHS hospitals with medical emergencies.

Reducing falls and unnecessary medications through an orthostatic hypotension pathway (NOHARM)

North west England
Led by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to design a pathway to help identify orthostatic hypotension in older patients, to reduce falls and unnecessary medication use. The team used a co-production approach to develop an orthostatic hypotension pathway (lying and standing blood ...

My discharge: getting discharge right for someone with dementia

London
Led by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to give every patient with dementia a safe, dignified, timely and sustainable discharge. The team developed a proactive case-management model for discharging patients with dementia, with a specialist dementia occupational therapist...

Safer Clinical Systems: East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

South east England
Led by a team at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, the project aimed to improve communication during transfer of care processes, for frail and elderly patients. The team set out to develop a formal support structure for patients, carers and primary care providers following disc...

Asan Akpan, Quality Improvement Fellow

North west England
Asan Akpan has been a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General (Internal) Medicine at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for just over 6 years.

The Fallsafe project

South east England
Led by Adam Darowski, Consultant Geriatrician, John Radcliffe Hospital and run by the National Falls and Bone Health Programme in a variety of hospital settings across the South Central region of England, this project aimed to ensure that simple guidelines are implemented in hospital wards to red...

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