Cardiologist’s Kitchen

South west England
This project took an innovative approach to improving the health of people with high blood pressure, using modern engagement and behavioural techniques.

The PARENTS study: Parents’ Active Role and Engagement in their stillbirth/perinatal death review

South west England
This project aimed to improve the review process after the death of a baby in hospital, to help parents deal with their grief more effectively and drive improvements in patient safety.

Managing medically unexplained symptoms through screening, training and tailored psychological treatment

South west England
This project developed and implemented a screening tool for GPs and a specialist primary care service based on a new cognitive behavioural approach to medically unexplained symptoms.

Improving diagnosis of serious illness through out-of-hours bedside blood tests

South west England
Led by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with University of Oxford Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Aimed to reduce hospital admissions and improve identification of serious illness in older patients with frailty, in the Oxfordshire out-of-hours (OOH) hom...

A patient-centred checklist to promote safe, high-quality practice and improved outcomes

South west England
Run by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Universities of Southampton and Sheffield, Health Education Wessex, Wessex Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Academic Health Sciences Network and the Sheffield Emergency Care Fo...

Improving cancer patient experience with a multidisciplinary palliative assessment and radiotherapy clinic

South west England
Run by University Hospital Southampton, in partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Will focus on the care of cancer patients. Aiming to improve the experience and care of cancer patients by combining assessment by palliative care and clinical oncol...

Improving pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring

South west England
Run by Peninsula Community Health, a not-for-profit service provider to NHS Kernow, with support from Plymouth University. Around 50 patients will be recruited to the project, which is being run across Cornwall. Aiming to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in older people living in the com...

Quality trauma discharge

South west England
Quality trauma discharge is a North Bristol NHS Trust project that introduced a comprehensive discharge package for major trauma patients at Southmead Hospital, adapted from the re-engineered discharge (RED) project developed in Boston, USA. The aim was to improve patient and carer satisfaction, ...