Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes Project (ILCOP)

Led by Dr Ian Woolhouse and Dr Mick Peake of the Royal College of Physicians, this project aimed to raise standards of lung cancer care to a consistent level across the UK. The project team developed local quality improvement plans measurable against key indicators from the National Lung Cancer A...

The Fallsafe project

South east England
Led by Adam Darowski, Consultant Geriatrician, John Radcliffe Hospital and run by the National Falls and Bone Health Programme in a variety of hospital settings across the South Central region of England, this project aimed to ensure that simple guidelines are implemented in hospital wards to red...

Improving the quality of cardiovascular care by ambulance services

Led by East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln, and working across all Ambulance trusts in England, this project aimed to improve services for people with heart attack and stroke by improving the reliability of care delivered by ambulance clinici...

Improving quality and safety in primary care

Led by Dr Neil Houston, GP and National Clinical Lead, Safety Improvement in Primary Care, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, this project aimed to provide safer, more reliable care for patients with heart failure or who are on high risk drugs. The project used the Institute for Healthcare Improvem...

Preventing blood-borne viruses through clinical networks

Led by Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, supported by Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College NHS Trust, this project aimed to reduce the incidence of blood-borne viruses among people with drug and alcohol problems.

Headsmart: Promoting earlier diagnosis of brain tumours in children

Led by Dr David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, and Dr Sophie Wilne, Senior Trainee in Paediatric Oncology, at Nottingham University, this project aimed to ensure earlier diagnosis of brain tumours in children, to reduce the risk of death or long-term brain damage. The project team deve...

Using quality networks to improve mental health services

Managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement, and led by Dr Paul Lelliott, Director of the Centre, this project aimed to develop interventions to address current gaps in mental health services. The project was run through 12 national quality improvement networks m...

Optimising care pathways for acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack

Led by Dr Anthony Kenton, Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital Coventry, this project aimed to improve the quality of urgent care for strokes and transient ischaemic attacks. The project team developed and implemented a hyper-acute evidence-based pathway from urgent care through to secon...

Abdominal aortic aneurysm, improving outcomes for patients

Carried out by the Audit and Research Committee of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland in partnership with the Circulation Foundation, the Vascular Anaesthetic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British Society of Interventional Radiology, this project aimed to reduce mor...

Delivering better care for infants with brain injury

East of England
Run by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in conjunction with the East of England Perinatal Network, this project aimed to improve the care of infants born with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE), a critical shortage of blood flow and oxygen to the brain.