An avatar-based virtual nurse app to address urgent care demand

Midlands
Led by Vocare: West Midlands Doctors Urgent Care NHS 111, in partnership with Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, Advanced Health and Care Ltd, Sense.ly, and Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group. To be implemented in two GP practices in Dudley that have a total populati...

Structured learning programme for paediatric type 1 diabetes patients

Midlands
Led by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Centre, The Design Unit School of Design at De Montfort University, Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Children and Young People’s East Midlands Diabete...

Early use of admission triage score in the emergency department to prevent crowding

Midlands
Led by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. An innovation that will be applied to all non-injury-related adult attendances at the Trust’s Emergency Department. Aims to improve patient and staff satisfaction, and reduce length of stay, unnecessary investigations, admissions and crowdi...

Embedding a bio-psycho-social model of care in a dementia service

Midlands
Led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Delivered across the dementia care workforce of an assessment and treatment unit for older adults within the Trust. Aims to change the culture of care, reduce the incidence of harm and falls, increase patient wellbeing and reduce length of stay....

Optimisation of the adrenal incidentaloma patient management pathway

Midlands
Run by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, in partnership with the University Hospital of South Manchester and the Health Services Research Unit at Keele University. Focusing on patients with adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) in the acute setting. Aiming to manage patients with AI...

Using electronic data to identify bottlenecks in secondary care at weekends and improve patient flow

Midlands
Run by Royal Derby Hospital, in partnership with the University of Nottingham. Focused on patients being treated in secondary care during weekends. Aiming to remove weekend bottlenecks on medical wards at the acute hospital and so improve patient flow.   Will embed a clinical epidemiolog...

Using accessible technology to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

Midlands
Run by Hft, a charity providing services for people with learning disabilities in England. Project to be piloted in two populations of 20 people with learning disabilities –in Gloucestershire and Bradford. Aiming to improve communication and care quality, and enable people with learning di...

Smart rehabilitation at home before and after lung surgery

Midlands
A team at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has developed a tailored at-home smart device app that aims to improve patient fitness for surgery, therefore reducing post-surgical complications and enhancing recovery.

The psychological management of medically unexplained symptoms: a needs-led approach to improving quality and outcomes

Midlands
This innovative project from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust aimed to improve the quality and coordination of care for patients with MUS.