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...

Continuous remote monitoring of ill children

Midlands
Led by Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust in partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team, this project aimed to develop a paediatric early warning system to accurately identify deterioration in very sick children in paediatric intensive care. The project used innovative technology from Form...

Treatment of frozen shoulder in a primary care setting

London
Led by Central London Community Healthcare, this project aimed to speed up the treatment pathway for frozen shoulder, reduce the number of health care appointments needed and provide more cost-effective care. The team introduced a new service where specially-trained physiotherapists provided guid...

Web-based outpatient consultations in diabetes

London
Led by Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, this project aimed to explore whether web-based consultations could provide more accessible and cost-effective care in the diabetes department. The team offered online consultations via webcam to patients under the care of one consultant and one specia...

Ambulatory haematological cancer service

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Sheffield School of Health and Related Research, this project aimed to develop ambulatory care treatment pathways for blood cancer patients to reduce length of inpatient stay, minimise delays in treatment delivery and en...

Alcohol relapse prevention programme

North west England
Led by NHS Bolton in partnership with Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust, addiction charity ADS, the local primary care trust and digital technology company d2 Digital by Design, this project aimed to increase client engagement and retention with the post-detoxification aftercare program...

Empowering patients in high quality COPD care

London
Led by NHS Redbridge, this project aimed to raise standards of COPD care and reduce hospital admissions by empowering patients to negotiate high quality care and changing attitudes to COPD management in GP practices. The project team developed an IT system that produces a personalised scorecard f...

Heart failure admission prevention

Midlands
Led by University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, this project aimed to reduce demand for inpatient beds for heart failure patients, while also maintaining and improving quality of care and clinical effectiveness.  The team set up a heart failure day clinic to provide specialist clinic...

Identification of diabetes patients at risk of renal disease

Midlands
Led by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to develop software that trusts could use to identify diabetic patients at highest risk of developing end stage kidney disease so they can be targeted for intervention. The team developed a database that trusts can use to extract cl...

Prevention of chronic back pain

South west England
Led by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the Dorset Pain Management Unit, this project aimed to reduce the incidence of chronic back pain, promote patient self-management and reduce the costs associated with managing back pain. The team designed a pain management programme f...

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