Promoting Passion: A field study to boost nurses passion for work

A cost-effective intervention targeted at helping nurses regain passion for their work, tracking its effectiveness both for the nurses (eg their level of emotional exhaustion) and for the Trust (eg turnover and patient care quality). Based at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trus...

Surviving major surgery: protocolised pathways to meet individual need

Yorkshire and the Humber
In this project, a team at York Teaching Hospital has developed a perioperative medical service to deliver a suite of interventions aimed at improving surgical outcomes and reducing complications.

Developing and implementing nurse-led beds for end-of-life patients within a hospice inpatient unit

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project from St Gemma’s Hospice involves developing and piloting a nurse-led service that offers end-of-life care to dying patients with generalist palliative care needs within a hospice environment.

Prevention of swallowing difficulties

Led by Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust, this project aimed to identify dysphagia patients at an early stage, assess their needs rapidly and reduce the need for hospital admission. The team developed a range of interventions to equip care and nursing staff with the skills and knowledge to man...

Northumbria Assessment of Hydration

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project addressed the high rate of dehydration among over 65s, who account for 68% of emergency hospital bed days yearl. The project focused on developing a standard protocol to recognise and address the risk of poor oral fluid intake in ol...

Nurse-delivered e-cognitive behaviour therapy intervention for type 1 diabetes patients

Led by a team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve access to diabetes-specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. Diabetes specialist nurses were trained to deliver CBT integrated with diabetes support v...

Community-based, consultant-led one-stop-shop for carpal tunnel syndrome patients

Run by a team from the Central London Community Service, from June 2014 until August 2015, this project is piloting a one-stop-shop for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) at Edgware Community Hospital, for patients referred by GPs in Barnet, north London. The project is comparing a community-based, mul...

Clare Walters, GenerationQ fellow

Clare Walters became a Divisional Nurse at Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board in Wales in 2010. She has 20 years' experience as a theatre nurse and since 2004 has held a range of senior nursing roles in scheduled care, surgical care and critical care at the health board. Clare qualified as a nur...

Liberating sisters to lead

Run by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, this project sought to improve quality of care by removing the burden of corporate processes on ward sisters. The project aimed to simplify ward sisters’ interactions with corporate and administrative functions and support sisters t...

Hazel Borland, GenerationQ fellow

Hazel Borland is the Executive Nurse Director at NHS Dumfries and Galloway. Her responsibilities include the professional leadership of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, patient and public involvement, quality improvement, clinical governance and patient safety. Hazel started h...