Improving surgical care for patients and their families in Greater Manchester – ERAS+ GM

This is an initiative to improve recovery following major surgery and reduce post-surgical complications using ERAS+, a proven pre- and post-surgery training programme. 

Post-Operative Morbidity reporting using Visual Life Adjusted Displays (POM-VLAD)

The project aims to improve the use of post-operative morbidity data by clinicians in order to improve quality of care and patient outcomes.

Preparing for surgery: The community pre-habilitation and wellbeing project (the PREP-WELL Project)

This project aims to improve patient health and fitness prior to surgery, leading to improved outcomes postoperatively.

Peri-operative medicine service for high-risk surgery: implementation pilot (POM-SHIP)

Run by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Focusing on surgical patients in the acute hospital. Aiming to reduce post-operative complications and improve quality of life for high-risk surgical patients. Features the development and implementation of a peri-operative...

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.

‘The Block Room’: developing a model to enhance the delivery of regional anaesthesia

This innovative project from UCLH has involved developing a dedicated area – a Block Room – within the theatre complex where regional anaesthesia can be carried out in a more focused, specialised, and therefore reliable and safe, environment.

Adoption and large-scale spread of ELPQuIC: improving outcomes after emergency laparotomy

South east England
Led by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with evaluation by the University of Kent, this project is aiming to improve patient outcomes after emergency laparotomy through adoption of the ELPQuIC bundle.

Using a safety case approach to demonstrate the safety of the surgical system

Led by Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aims to test the feasibility and effectiveness of the safety case approach in a complex care pathway. The team will develop a safety case and examine questions including the level of resources required, its usefulness compar...

Mark Cheetham, GenerationQ Fellow

Mark Cheetham has been a Consultant Surgeon at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust since 2005. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Scheduled Care Value Stream Lead, and since April 2013 has been Care Group Medical Director for Scheduled Care.

Ramani Moonesinghe, Improvement Science Fellow

Ramani Moonesinghe's 2014 Improvement Science Fellowship project will involve the development of novel, contextual approaches to using quality data for improvement in perioperative care.