An avatar-based virtual nurse app to address urgent care and primary care demand

Midlands
This project piloted an innovative mobile app to put patients in control of their health and reduce pressure on NHS resources.

Structured learning programme for paediatric type 1 diabetes patients

Midlands
This project introduced a structured learning programme to teach core diabetes knowledge to children with type 1 diabetes and their families, empowering them to self-manage their condition.

Early use of admission triage score in the emergency department to prevent crowding

Midlands
This project trialled an admission prediction tool with the aim of improving patient and staff satisfaction and reducing length of stay, unnecessary investigations, admissions and crowding at the Trust’s Emergency Department.

Embedding a bio-psycho-social model of care in an older persons' inpatient service

Midlands
This project used a bio-psycho-social model of care to change practice and culture on a ward for older adults, to reduce the incidence of harm and falls, increase patient wellbeing, and reduce length of stay on the ward.

Optimisation of the adrenal incidentaloma patient management pathway

Midlands
Run by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, in partnership with the University Hospital of South Manchester and the Health Services Research Unit at Keele University. Focusing on patients with adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) in the acute setting. Aiming to manage patients with AI...

Using electronic data to identify bottlenecks in secondary care at weekends and improve patient flow

Midlands
Run by Royal Derby Hospital, in partnership with the University of Nottingham. Focused on patients being treated in secondary care during weekends. Aiming to remove weekend bottlenecks on medical wards at the acute hospital and so improve patient flow.   Will embed a clinical epidemiolog...

Smart rehabilitation at home before and after lung surgery

Midlands
A team at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has developed a tailored at-home smart device app that aims to improve patient fitness for surgery, therefore reducing post-surgical complications and enhancing recovery.

The psychological management of medically unexplained symptoms: a needs-led approach to improving quality and outcomes

Midlands
This innovative project from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust aimed to improve the quality and coordination of care for patients with MUS.