Independent qualitative evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure in the NHS in England

University of Leicester commissioned by the Health Foundation and NHS England to undertake an independent qualitative evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in the NHS in England. Runs alongside a quantitative evaluation of the PAM pilot being undertaken ...

Patient reporting of safety in organisational care transfers (PRoSOCT)

This study used mixed methods to determine the feasibility of implementing a patient safety survey to measure patient experiences of safety relating to care transfer, specifically following discharge from hospitals in two NHS Trusts. The project was conducted by Jason Scott (Newcastle Univer...

Quality trauma discharge

South west England
Quality trauma discharge is a North Bristol NHS Trust project that introduced a comprehensive discharge package for major trauma patients at Southmead Hospital, adapted from the re-engineered discharge (RED) project developed in Boston, USA. The aim was to improve patient and carer satisfaction, ...

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

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.

Sharing learning and data to improve safety during transitions and handovers of care

Yorkshire and the Humber
A Bradford District Care Trust project, run in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy, which will involve applying the Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework to transitions between acute and community care, and children moving into adult services. The work aims to impr...

MyDay@QEHB: a personalised schedule of care events for inpatients

Led by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, with support from the University of Birmingham, this project focused on inpatients within the Trust and aimed to have a positive impact on length of stay and timeliness of interventions for inpatients – improving patient experience, ser...

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...

Acute medical care for frail older people in Barnsley

Yorkshire and the Humber
Run by Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed at increasing the percentage of frail older people receiving the care they need in the most appropriate place and reducing the exposure of frail older people to a high risk patient environment.

Virtual integrated clinic: a post-discharge follow-up service

Led by University Hospital of North Staffordshire in partnership with Stoke Clinical Commissioning Group, this project aimed to provide more effective integration between primary and secondary care for patients being discharged from hospital. The team set up a virtual clinic, staffed by a GP and ...

My discharge: getting discharge right for someone with dementia

Led by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to give every patient with dementia a safe, dignified, timely and sustainable discharge. The team developed a proactive case-management model for discharging patients with dementia, with a specialist dementia occupational therapist...