Checklist and IT innovation to improve safety in emergency care

South west England
Led by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, this project addressed overcrowding in A&E and the increase in mortality rates this causes. The project comprises a safety checklist and IT innovation that helps the clinical site team place inpatients in the most appropriate bed.

Supporting health and promoting exercise (SHAPE) programme for young people with psychosis

Led by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust with contribution from the University of Worcester McClelland Wellbeing Centre, this project focused on supporting young people with psychosis to make informed treatment and lifestyle choices. The project offered a coordinated, multi-professional, h...

Developing a family-centred service through redesign, delivery and commissioning

Stoke-on-Trent experiences a high prevalence of long-term conditions and data demonstrates that lack of communication and coordination across services exacerbates the problem. This project is piloting a family-based service that to allows for more ‘agile’ health care delivery by commissioning fam...

Implementing the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) quality improvement project

North west England
Led by University Hospital of South Manchester, this project focused on problems with tracheostomy care, which contribute to avoidable harm, morbidity, mortality and unnecessary health care costs. The aim of this project was to improve tracheostomy care by incorporating best practice initiatives ...

Promoting a positive life experience for COPD patients

Led by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, RIPPLE – Respiratory Innovation: Promoting a Positive Life Experience – aimed to improve the social inclusion, and thus health and wellbeing, of people with COPD. The work involved delivery of community-based respiratory services to ...

Occupational therapy intervention for people with affective and personality disorders

Led by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, this project tested an innovative occupational therapy intervention to enable individuals to regain independence, look after themselves and participate in their community.

First episode and rapid early intervention for eating disorders (FREED)

Led by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, this project developed an innovative early intervention service for young adults with eating disorders. The team offered a range of proven therapeutic interventions, including online support, group-based therapy, university holiday sessions a...

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...

Use of a ‘non-technical skills for surgeons’ system and checklist to reduce errors and improve safety on surgical wards

Led by Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, this project used an adapted non-technical skills for surgeons (NOTSS) system and a ward round based structured checklist to reduce errors and improve safety on surgical wards. The work focused on the many adverse events experienced by patients on wa...

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...