Cardiologist’s Kitchen

South west England
This project took an innovative approach to improving the health of people with high blood pressure, using modern engagement and behavioural techniques.

The PARENTS study: Parents’ Active Role and Engagement in their stillbirth/perinatal death review

South west England
This project aimed to improve the review process after the death of a baby in hospital, to help parents deal with their grief more effectively and drive improvements in patient safety.

Managing medically unexplained symptoms through screening, training and tailored psychological treatment

South west England
This project developed and implemented a screening tool for GPs and a specialist primary care service based on a new cognitive behavioural approach to medically unexplained symptoms.

A multi-centre quality improvement project to reduce the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI)

South west England
Led by Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and Royal College of Midwives, with evaluation by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Lindsay Stewart Centre Partnership. To be implemented in 16 UK...

Improving diagnosis of serious illness through out-of-hours bedside blood tests

South west England
Led by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Aimed to reduce hospital admissions and improve identification of serious illness in older patients with frailty, in the Oxfordshire out-of-hours (OOH) hom...

Dr Sean Weaver, GenerationQ Fellow

South west England
For 11 years Dr Sean Weaver has worked as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital – an acute trust with 700 beds. Between 2009 and 2013 he was also Clinical Director for Medicine, encompassing medicine, emergency department, cardiology, medicine for older peopl...

Michelle Hopkins, GenerationQ Fellow

South west England
A registered mental health nurse, Michelle Hopkins has worked at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust since 1998. She started as a Community Psychiatric Nurse, progressed to Community Mental Health Team Leader and eventually to Clinical Risk Advisor. 

A patient-centred checklist to promote safe, high-quality practice and improved outcomes

South west England
Run by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Universities of Southampton and Sheffield, Health Education Wessex, Wessex Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Academic Health Sciences Network and the Sheffield Emergency Care Fo...

Improving cancer patient experience with a multidisciplinary palliative assessment and radiotherapy clinic

South west England
Run by University Hospital Southampton, in partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Will focus on the care of cancer patients. Aiming to improve the experience and care of cancer patients by combining assessment by palliative care and clinical oncol...

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...

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