Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU)

North east England
PASU is a rapid access, community based, self-referral service for patients with advanced PD, and addresses both physical and mental wellbeing – the first of its kind in the country.

Spreading self-management support: NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Led by NHS Ayrshire and Arran, this project developing a coordinated, systematic approach to self-management across services so that people are supported to take a more active role in their health and health care. Builds on earlier successful work to introduce self-management approaches in chroni...

First episode and rapid early intervention for eating disorders (FREED)

Led by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, this project developed an innovative early intervention service for young adults with eating disorders. The team offered a range of proven therapeutic interventions, including online support, group-based therapy, university holiday sessions a...

John Boulton, Quality Improvement Fellow

Yorkshire and the Humber
John Boulton is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest acute trusts. As a Physician he works with consultant colleagues in a multidisciplinary environment, providing care to those with chronic musculoskeletal disease in the South Yorks...

Web-based outpatient consultations in diabetes

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...

Heart failure admission prevention

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...

University Hospital of Wales​

Led by University Hospital of Wales, this project aimed to improve patient experience, reduce waiting times and make cost savings by providing an alternative to operative hysteroscopy under general anaesthetic in day case theatre.

Transformation of urology outpatients

Led by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, this project aimed to develop a pathway to support short-notice access to urology outpatient services, to improve efficiency and achieve a better patient experience with fewer unnecessary follow-up appointments. The project team set up a daily 'one st...

Implementation of a virtual cardiology clinic

Led by Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board, this project aimed to support demand management and enhance speed and quality of care for new cardiology patient referrals as part of an integrated modern outpatient service. The project team introduced a flexible 'virtual clinic' involving nurse-l...