Implementation of the TRAK intervention to enable e-rehab for knee conditions: a web-based intervention suite to support self-management in rehabilitation

Wales
Musculoskeletal conditions are extremely common, accounting for 30% of GP consultations. Knee conditions are the most common and can significantly affect mobility and quality of life. A team at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has developed TRAK – an application suite that provides a pati...

Niladri Ghosal, GenerationQ Fellow

Wales
Niladri Ghosal is a Consultant Oncologist at the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, which serves a population of over 700,000 through three large district general hospitals. His clinical role is leading treatment teams that manage patients with lung, breast and brain cancers. Other roles in the...

Fast-track group intervention for low back pain patients

Wales
Led by a team from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, this project developed an innovative group intervention for lower back pain patients, incorporating a bio-psychosocial approach. The team looked at the impact of changing the first point of contact within physiotherapy from a one-to-one...

Use of traffic icons to guide the behaviour of health care staff, patients and carers at the bedside

Wales
Led by a team at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, this project developed a set of intuitive traffic icons for common risks to guide the behaviour of health care staff, patients and carers. Icons were introduced into the clinical area, at the bedside and in patient notes, plus Action cards...

Barry Appleton, Quality Improvement Fellow

Wales
Barry Appleton is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Hospital. He is the South Wales Chapter representative for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, and the South Wales network lead for colorectal ca...

Sharon Williams, Improvement Science Fellow

Wales
Sharon completed her PhD in 2004, focusing on lean and supply chain management in the UK furniture industry. During the latter stages of her study she began looking at how health care might be affected by similar themes and in 2008 she began lecturing and researching lean in health care at Warwic...

Davina Allen, Improvement Science Fellow

Wales
Davina qualified as a registered general nurse from Cambridge and Huntingdon School of Nursing and has a PhD in sociology from the University of Nottingham.  She was appointed post-doctoral research fellow at Cardiff University's School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies in 1996 and was awarded ...

Christopher Burton, Improvement Science Fellow

Wales
Chris is a senior research fellow with the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University in Wales, where he is working with a team of improvement scientists. He holds a PhD in health sciences and is interested in how organisations go about improvement work – particularly when it comes to ...

Eleri Davies, GenerationQ fellow

Wales
Eleri is Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, a position she has held since 2012. She also has a national role in reducing health care associated infections, as a faculty member of Wales’ 1000 Lives Plus im...

Clare Walters, GenerationQ fellow

Wales
Clare Walters became a Divisional Nurse at Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board in Wales in 2010. She has 20 years' experience as a theatre nurse and since 2004 has held a range of senior nursing roles in scheduled care, surgical care and critical care at the health board. Clare qualified as a nur...

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