Doing diabetes differently with integrated psychological therapy

South east England
This project, led by Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with LifePsychol Ltd and social enterprise Evolving Families, aimed to make brief psychotherapeutic interventions an integrated part of diabetes treatment, to aid treatment adherence among patients of all ages. The pr...

Promoting patients’ priorities through user generated quality of life measures (My QuOL-T)

South west England
This project, led by Children’s Hospice South West in partnership with the University of West England, aimed to support families affected by childhood life-limiting conditions to monitor issues that have an impact on their quality of life, and to improve communication with health care professiona...

Enabling self-management for patients using vaginal pessaries

East of England
This project, led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, aimed to test a self-management pathway for women using vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse. The team worked with a focus group of pessary users to design the service before testing it using plan, do, study, act (PD...

Novel psychoactive treatment: UK network (NEPTUNE)

Led by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to address the gap in experience and knowledge in the management of acute and chronic problems resulting from the use of club drugs and novel psychoactive substances (NPS). The project established a UK-wide clinical com...

Using design thinking to improve self-efficacy in spinal cord injury patients

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the project aimed to help spinal cord injury patients to adjust to their condition psychologically, by developing skills in self-efficacy, problem solving and logical reasoning. The team deli...

Reducing falls and unnecessary medications through an orthostatic hypotension pathway (NOHARM)

North west England
Led by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to design a pathway to help identify orthostatic hypotension in older patients, to reduce falls and unnecessary medication use. The team used a co-production approach to develop an orthostatic hypotension pathway (lying and standing blood ...

Changing the culture around patient safety using multimedia communication strategies

South east England
This project, led by Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, aimed to encourage staff to report patient harm incidents and to promote a learning culture. The team developed a communications strategy involving a range of multimedia interventions, including a mobile phone app, animated stories, a saf...

Active patient participation in improving anticoagulant medication safety

Led by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to support patients to become active partners in their own care and to reduce patient harm arising from anticoagulant medication. The team developed patient-led discharge summary 'time outs' and patient-centred ru...

Addressing the emotional barriers hindering patient safety investigations in primary care

Led by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Dalhousie University, Canada, this project aimed to take a human factors, systems-based approach to significant event analysis (SEA), to reduce the emotional barriers to acknowledging safety incidents.

My discharge: getting discharge right for someone with dementia

Led by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to give every patient with dementia a safe, dignified, timely and sustainable discharge. The team developed a proactive case-management model for discharging patients with dementia, with a specialist dementia occupational therapist...