ELIJAH - electronic linkage for inflammatory bowel disease

Led by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, this project aimed to examine how electronic health records could support better communication between health professionals and patients with inflammatory bowel disease and reduce d...

University Hospital of Wales​

Led by University Hospital of Wales, this project aimed to improve patient experience, reduce waiting times and make cost savings by providing an alternative to operative hysteroscopy under general anaesthetic in day case theatre.

Activate Your Heart - supporting individuals with coronary heart disease

Led by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, this project aimed to improve access and choice in cardiac rehabilitation and enable patients who would not otherwise be able to join a rehabilitation programme to do so. The project developed an online cardiac rehabilitation programme, offering...

Pre-operative iron therapy in anaemic surgical patients

Led by University College London and NHS Blood and Transport, this project aimed to reduce the need for blood transfusion in anaemic patients undergoing major elective surgery. The project team treated anaemic patients with a single pre-operative dose of intravenous iron and measured the effect o...

Managing demand for pathology tests from general practice

North west England
Led by NHS Stoke on Trent, this project aimed to reduce variation in requesting patterns for pathology tests in primary care. The team used online educational tools, face to face training and a local enhanced services agreement to help general practices to achieve greater consistency in the reque...

Improving COPD management

South east England
Led by Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, this project aimed to improve the care of COPD patients, with more patients self-managing their condition and fewer hospital admissions. The team developed an educational package to raise the profile of COPD in the primary care community and esta...

Developing a 'Working Well' service

North west England
Led by Salford Community Health and the University of Salford, this project aimed to reduce staff sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The project developed a worker-centred model of provision for staff health involving clinics and co-ordinated case management to support staf...

Pre-operative assessment of patients undergoing elective surgery

Led by Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to develop a safer and more efficient system for assessing patients and identifying potential problems prior to elective surgery. The project team designed a computer-based patient interview process for the pre-operative m...

Improving early warning scores in acute surgical wards

South west England
Led by North Bristol NHS Trust, this project aimed to improve patient care and outcomes by supporting staff to use the trust's early warning score system effectively, while also generating cost savings and improving staff morale. The team introduced role-play training to help teams of nurses, hea...

Nursing home improvement programme

North west England
Led by Manchester Community Health, this project aimed to reduce the number of emergency hospital admissions from care homes and reduce residents’ length of stay in hospital. The team designed and tested changes to support improved communication and collaboration between NHS organisations includi...