Developing and implementing nurse-led beds for end-of-life patients within a hospice inpatient unit

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project from St Gemma’s Hospice involves developing and piloting a nurse-led service that offers end-of-life care to dying patients with generalist palliative care needs within a hospice environment.

Quantifying parental concern to strengthen their voice

Led by Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to involve parents and carers more purposefully in their child’s care and to achieve earlier identification of deterioration in a child’s condition, while reducing unnecessary parental anxiety. The team developed a com...

Liberating voices to maximise patient partnership in acute care settings

South east England
Led by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with educational programme development company The Performance Coach, this project aimed to empower older patients to become partners in the care relationship and fully participate in their recovery. Staff completed 'recovery coaching' training ...

Patients as active partners in safety?

South east England
The study aimed to inform thinking about the clinical and legal implications of policy recommendations that patients should be active partners with clinicians in managing the safety of their care. The research examined how patients’ understandings of safety are similar to and different from cl...

Walsall paediatric asthma pathway

Run by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, this project aimed at improving the experience of care in hospital and laying the foundations for safe, effective self-care at home for young people with asthma. The team focused on the discharge process by mapping and shadowing patients and staff to understan...

Care for patients who are reaching the end of life

South west England
Run by Royal United Hospital, Bath, this project aimed to improve end of life care, in particular by improving identification of end of life. The work focused on creating a care pathway for patients approaching end of life in an elderly care ward, before rolling out the plan to other wards. Impro...


South west England
Run by North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust to improve the experience of dementia patients who access services from North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, this project focused on improving patient experience during the multiple handovers of care between acute, community and primary care service...

Caring for patients who are approaching the end of life

East of England
Run by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, this project aimed at making the end of life care provided on general wards more person-centred, involving patients and their families and carers in decisions about where to die. Improving information and communications, both for patients and staff, were fundame...

Improving the Ambulant Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy pathway

Run by the Neuromuscular team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, this project aimed at improving the experience of boys with Muscular Dystrophy who are still ambulant (able to walk). The work focused on the care received at six-monthly follow up appointments/clinics.

Creating exceptional patient experience in hip fracture care

Run by Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Gwent, Wales, this project is improving standards of care for hip fracture patients at Royal Gwent Hospital, with a vision to become best in class. The team were particularly focused on the elements of care which mattered most to their patients an used a new p...