Facilitating heroin smokers’ access to existing community COPD services in Liverpool

This project aims to reduce hospital admissions for heroin users who have developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

AlcoChange: a smartphone tool to reduce alcohol use and admissions in alcoholic liver disease

AlcoChange is an innovative behaviour change model developed by a team at the trust. The project will involve providing ALD patients with a smartphone app and breathalyser that will enable them to accurately self-monitor their alcohol intake.

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, ...

Occupational therapy intervention for people with affective and personality disorders

Led by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, this project tested an innovative occupational therapy intervention to enable individuals to regain independence, look after themselves and participate in their community.

Barry Appleton, Quality Improvement Fellow

Barry Appleton is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot Hospital. He is the South Wales Chapter representative for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, and the South Wales network lead for colorectal ca...

Alcohol relapse prevention programme

North west England
Led by NHS Bolton in partnership with Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust, addiction charity ADS, the local primary care trust and digital technology company d2 Digital by Design, this project aimed to increase client engagement and retention with the post-detoxification aftercare program...

Improving COPD management

South east England
Led by Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, this project aimed to improve the care of COPD patients, with more patients self-managing their condition and fewer hospital admissions. The team developed an educational package to raise the profile of COPD in the primary care community and esta...

Nursing home improvement programme

North west England
Led by Manchester Community Health, this project aimed to reduce the number of emergency hospital admissions from care homes and reduce residents’ length of stay in hospital. The team designed and tested changes to support improved communication and collaboration between NHS organisations includi...