Consent PLUS: improving the consent process in elective hip and knee replacement surgery

Scotland
Led by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. To be tested with 300 patients per year undergoing elective hip and knee replacement in the lead centre. Aims to enhance and facilitate the consent process, and improve pa...

Coordinated co-response to immediate life-threatening emergencies in adults in remote and rural Scotland

Scotland
Led by the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), in partnership with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). An innovative intervention to be introduced in three remote and rural communities in Scotland: Scottish Borders, West Lothian and Aberdeenshire. Aiming to improve responses to imme...

Using continence promotion measures to improve continence in care homes

Scotland
Led by NHS Lanarkshire Health Board, in partnership with NHS National Procurement and with wide health and social care stakeholder involvement. To be implemented in two care homes in NHS Lanarkshire. Aiming to improve continence among care home residents and reduce containment product usag...

Designing and testing ‘always event’ and person-centredness concepts in multiple care settings

Scotland
Run by NHS Lanarkshire, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland. A multi-setting project – acute, primary and hospice. ‘Always events’ (AEs) are actions and behaviours that create a satisfactory patient experience. Will introduce health care teams to the concepts of AE and person-...

Maternal risk assessment: management by and with pregnant women

Scotland
Run by NHS Borders, in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Early Years Collaborative and the Digital Health Institute. Focusing on risk management in maternity care. Aiming to improve maternal outcomes and engage pregnant women in managing the risks associated with pregnancy. Will...

Supporting patients and families after hospital discharge following critical illness: implementation and evaluation of a novel e-health resource

Scotland
This innovation from NHS Lothian is looking to address this gap by providing information to these patients, and facilitating early supported discharge and supported self-management post-hospital discharge.

Developing a model of recognition and rescue of the deteriorating patient across community settings

Scotland
This project aimed to improve and standardise the early recognition of deteriorating patients in the community setting to allow timely intervention and treatment.