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...

Spreading self-management support: NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Scotland
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...

Enabling people to self manage musculoskeletal pain

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project, led by Sloan Medical Centre in Sheffield, aimed to investigate whether a web-based resource could help people with chronic musculoskeletal pain improve their health literacy and self-manage their condition more effectively. The team worked with patients to co-design a website provid...

M(ums)-Power: putting women at the centre of antenatal care

London
Led by University College London Partners, with other partners including Mumsnet and Camden Social Enterprise, this project aimed to create cultural change and system transformation to place the needs and preferences of women at the centre of antenatal care. The project team designed an intellige...

Speaking up: Resolving NHS complaints and preventing problems from recurring

Midlands
Led by the Patients Association, partnered by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust alongside Pilgrim Projects and the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Deaths (NCEPOD), this project aimed to transform the complaints system at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Newcastle Urology: changing attitudes with information for patients

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust about their project to help patients with enlarged prostate understand their condition and the types of treatment available. The team implemented decision aids developed by the NHS, adding them to the clinical pathway.

Newcastle Obstetrics: Shared decision making with women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and discusses the project was run by the Newcastle obstetrics team, focusing on women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC). The team made changes to the care pathway, giving women who had had o...

MAGIC: Shared decision making in breast cancer care

North east England
This case study was supplied by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and is an example of shared decision making from the Newcastle breast care team. The aim of the intervention was to help a patient to come to a shared decision that was right for her.

Improving Management in Gastroenterology (IMAGE)

London
Led by CORE: The Digestive Orders Foundation with a range of expert partners, this project aimed at ensuring patients receive the most appropriate advice and tests as well as access to secondary care advice for gastrointestinal disorders. The team focused on developing evidence-based guidelines f...