Health Call Undernutrition Lunch Clubs

North east England
This project developed digitally connected lunch clubs to reduce undernutrition and social isolation in adults under the care of Darlington Community Nursing.  

Scaling up for safety: standardising the lessons learnt from a hip fracture quality improvement programme

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the British Orthopaedic Association and Academic Health Science Network for the North East and Cumbria, with evaluation by the Royal College of Physicians. Being implemented in five NHS hospital trusts in England, Wales ...

Using a health literacy approach to generate improvements for people with long-term conditions

North east England
Run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with West End Family Health and HealthWORKS in Newcastle, UK and Deakin University in Australia. Focusing on people with long-term conditions in primary and specialist care. Will use the Ophelia (OPtimising HEalth LIteracy ...

Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit (PASU)

North east England
PASU is a rapid access, community based, self-referral service for patients with advanced PD, and addresses both physical and mental wellbeing – the first of its kind in the country.

Lesley Kay, GenerationQ Fellow

North east England
Lesley Kay has two roles at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Director for Patient Safety and Quality. In her role as Clinical Director, to which she was appointed in June 2013, she works alongside governance teams to improve safety and...

David Julien, GenerationQ Fellow

North east England
David Julien was GP Partner at Central Surgery, South Shields, from 2002 to 2013. He set up First Contact Clinical in 2008 with three colleagues. It was constituted as a Community Interest Company (CIC) so that they could enter a competitive tendering process for the delivery of addiction service...

Developing a ‘design of space’ intervention using Lean thinking

North east England
Led and coordinated by the North East Transformation System team and hosted by Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, this project sought to reduce waste and improve processes, by redesigning space more effectively. It took the view that processes are constrained by the space within which they op...

Dignity in practice: understanding and responding to the needs of frail older people in hospital

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Age UK, this project aimed to ensure older people receive compassionate care, in environments where their needs are understood and met. The work focused on changing three services with a significant role in improving quality o...

Surviving sepsis: Making best care routine, at scale

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to save lives by improving timely recognition and treatment of sepsis, and build understanding of avoidable deaths in an acute health care organisation.

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...

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