North of England back pain pathway

North east England
The North of England back pain pathway aims to improve the management of patients with low back pain and radicular pain (sciatica) in the North East of England and Cumbria, building on an earlier pilot in South Tees funded by the local Academic Health Science Network. The project will implement a...

Improving the reliability and accuracy of medicine reconciliation and polypharmacy medication reviews in an orthopaedic ward

Scotland
Led by Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, this project aims to improve reliability in medicines reconciliation on discharge and achieve a 50% reduction in prescribing errors. The work will identify weaknesses in the existing patient risk assessment and prescribing system, and develop interven...

Virtual follow up of hip and knee replacement patients

South west England
Led by Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, this project focused on the follow up recommended at one, five and every subsequent five years following hip and knee replacement surgery. The project used a web-based system that collects Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) on symptoms such as pain and...

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

London
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...

Creating exceptional patient experience in hip fracture care

Wales
Run by Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Gwent, Wales, this project is improving standards of care for hip fracture patients at Royal Gwent Hospital, with a vision to become best in class. The team were particularly focused on the elements of care which mattered most to their patients an used a new p...

Treatment of frozen shoulder in a primary care setting

London
Led by Central London Community Healthcare, this project aimed to speed up the treatment pathway for frozen shoulder, reduce the number of health care appointments needed and provide more cost-effective care. The team introduced a new service where specially-trained physiotherapists provided guid...