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.

Delivery of critical medications to patients in the acute care pathway

South west England
Led by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, this project aims to improve reliability in the patient assessment and prescribing process for medications that reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The project will will identify weaknesses in the existing patient risk assessme...

Improving the reliability and accuracy of medicine reconciliation and polypharmacy medication reviews in an orthopaedic ward

Scotland
Led by Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, this project aims to improve reliability in medicines reconciliation on discharge and achieve a 50% reduction in prescribing errors. The work will identify weaknesses in the existing patient risk assessment and prescribing system, and develop interven...

Safer Clinical Systems: Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

South west England
Run by a team at Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, this project focused on patients with Parkinson’s disease and aimed to improve reliability in medication prescribing and administering through hospital admission and back to the community again. The work was designed to develop a greater unde...

Ajit Abraham, Quality Improvement Fellow

London
Ajit is a Consultant Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Surgeon at Barts and the London NHS Trust (BLT), one of the largest acute care hospitals in the United Kingdom, where he works as part of a team that delivers elective, tertiary HPB surgical care for the populations of North East London and Esse...

Improving the quality of cardiovascular care by ambulance services

Midlands
Led by East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln, and working across all Ambulance trusts in England, this project aimed to improve services for people with heart attack and stroke by improving the reliability of care delivered by ambulance clinici...

Brian Robson, Quality Improvement Fellow

Dr Brian Robson has a background in General Practice having been a GP in the West of Scotland for almost 10 years during which he was a founder member of an out-of-hours service, REMS. REMS operated using telephone based nurse triage, standardised protocols and later developed to use an electroni...

Creating safe and resilient prescribing systems

Midlands
Led by a team at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust worked with a technical support team from Warwick University, this project focused on making prescribing systems safer for emergency medical patients. The team tested interventions including pharmacist support during ward rounds, redesigning pharmacy ...