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...

Annie Laverty, GenerationQ fellow

North east England
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North East of England primary care Collingwood and Central Surgeries: methods for changing clinician behaviour

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and discusses its project to find additional ways of reminding clinicians about shared decision making and encouraging more of this activity. The project's approach was to code consultation behaviour, using the national prac...

Newcastle Urology: changing attitudes with information for patients

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust about their project to help patients with enlarged prostate understand their condition and the types of treatment available. The team implemented decision aids developed by the NHS, adding them to the clinical pathway.

Newcastle Obstetrics: Shared decision making with women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and discusses the project was run by the Newcastle obstetrics team, focusing on women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC). The team made changes to the care pathway, giving women who had had o...

MAGIC: Shared decision making in breast cancer care

North east England
This case study was supplied by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and is an example of shared decision making from the Newcastle breast care team. The aim of the intervention was to help a patient to come to a shared decision that was right for her.

Working with SHAs: NHS North East

North east England
Run by NHS North East, from December 2009 to January 2012, this project set out to improve patient safety, with a focus on nine clinical safety areas. The programme of work included identifying main areas of concern, raising awareness, developing tools and good practice guides, developing leaders...

Year of Care: NHS North of Tyne consortium

North east England
Run by the NHS North of Tyne Consortium, made up of North Tyneside Primary Care Trust, Northumberland Care Trust and Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust, this project set out to engage primary care in care planning for people with diabetes. Project information was shared with commissioning gr...

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