Quantifying parental concern to strengthen their voice

Led by Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to involve parents and carers more purposefully in their child’s care and to achieve earlier identification of deterioration in a child’s condition, while reducing unnecessary parental anxiety. The team developed a com...

Liberating voices to maximise patient partnership in acute care settings

South east England
Led by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with educational programme development company The Performance Coach, this project aimed to empower older patients to become partners in the care relationship and fully participate in their recovery. Staff completed 'recovery coaching' training ...

Multidisciplinary review of medication in nursing homes: a clinico-ethical framework

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to reduce the amount of medicines prescribed to care home residents unnecessarily and to involve patients and their families or carers in decisions about prescribing and de-prescribing. The team developed a medication review f...

Operational research modelling: transferring ENT/audiology services into a community setting

Led by Cardiff and Value University Health Board in partnership with Cardiff University's School of Mathematics, this project aimed to make it easier for patients to access ENT and audiology services by shifting care closer to home. The team piloted a self-contained satellite facility within a GP...

Using virtual reality simulation for transvaginal ultrasound scan training

Led by Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve patient care and provide a cost-effective way for trainees to gain practical transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) skills and experience away from a clinical setting. The team developed a TVU training curriculum based on virtua...

Improving outcomes after emergency laparotomy

South east England
Led by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve patient outcomes after laparotomy. The team developed an evidence-based quality improvement care bundle which set out accepted standards of care for different aspects of emergency laparotomy care.

Developing a safe procedure checklist for the cardiac catheterisation laboratory

Led by Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, this project focused on cardiac catheterisation laboratory (CCL) proceduresand aimed to improve safety, efficiency and teamwork. The team developed a standardised checklist based on the World Health Organization's safe surgery checklist an...

Virtual integrated clinic: a post-discharge follow-up service

Led by University Hospital of North Staffordshire in partnership with Stoke Clinical Commissioning Group, this project aimed to provide more effective integration between primary and secondary care for patients being discharged from hospital. The team set up a virtual clinic, staffed by a GP and ...

Informing clinical commissioning through patient-centred information

East of England
Led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with Cam Health Clinical Commissioning Group and the British Lung Foundation, this project aimed to use patient co-production to identify ways to improve COPD care. The team used a 'Working Together for Change' approach to conduct per...

Enabling people to self manage musculoskeletal pain

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project, led by Sloan Medical Centre in Sheffield, aimed to investigate whether a web-based resource could help people with chronic musculoskeletal pain improve their health literacy and self-manage their condition more effectively. The team worked with patients to co-design a website provid...