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).

MISSION COPD: Modern Innovative SolutionS in Improving Outcomes iN COPD

South east England
MISSION-COPD is an innovative model of COPD assessment and care that aims to identify people with poorly controlled COPD so that they can be diagnosed and treated earlier.

Person-centred approach to health and social care integration

This project from NHS Ayrshire and Arran sought to improve the quality of care and patient experience of people with long-term conditions by gaining insights from patients and clinical teams, and subsequently acting on the results to improve care integration.

SmartCareCF: Improving the delivery and quality of care for people with cystic fibrosis

SmartCareCF is a pilot project run by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which aims to address the problems with delivering health services for the growing number of cystic fibrosis patients. It will use smart technologies to provide safe, home-based management of cystic fibrosis. 

Promoting a positive life experience for COPD patients

Led by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, RIPPLE – Respiratory Innovation: Promoting a Positive Life Experience – aimed to improve the social inclusion, and thus health and wellbeing, of people with COPD. The work involved delivery of community-based respiratory services to ...

Hans Hartung, Quality Improvement Fellow

A Consultant Respiratory and General Physician at NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Dr Hans Hartung is the local lead of the Managed Clinical Network in Respiratory Medicine and a member of the National Respiratory Advisory Group, Scotland. He is a passionate advocate for improving patient–clinician relati...

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...

Paediatric asthma

Run by University Hospital of North Staffordshire Children’s Centre, this project aimed at improving the quality of care delivered during an asthma exacerbation to provide an exceptional experience for children, young people and their families. The project used feedback to make improvements aimed...

Improving the care of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)

South west England
Run by Royal United Hospital, Bath, this project aimed to improve the service patients with COPD receive so that patients can be discharged earlier and both patients and their carers are adequately supported in the community. The main focus of the project was the implementation of the COPD discha...

Improving the COPD care experience

Run by the Hywel Dda Local Health Board, this project aimed at improving care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and reducing unnecessary hospital admissions. The team looked at the whole care experience, cutting across acute, primary and community boundaries and spec...