Home monitoring to support patients during chemotherapy

Run by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Philips Electronics and The Christie Pathology Partnership. A self-care project for cancer patients. Aiming to improve patients’ quality of life during chemotherapy and reduce the number of hospital visits they need. Will pilo...

Development of a multidisciplinary cow’s milk allergy management clinic in a community setting

Northern Ireland
Run by the paediatric allergy service at Ulster Hospital, part of South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT), Northern Ireland. Focusing on infants in the community with suspected or confirmed cow’s milk allergy (CMA). Aiming to improve care for infants with CMA by decreasing wait...

Surviving major surgery: protocolised pathways to meet individual need

Yorkshire and the Humber
In this project, a team at York Teaching Hospital has developed a perioperative medical service to deliver a suite of interventions aimed at improving surgical outcomes and reducing complications.

Tackling acute kidney injury: a multi-centre quality improvement project

This project, being led by Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, aims to improve outcomes for patients with acute kidney injury by improving diagnosis, increasing awareness and improving basic elements of patient care. An improvement package that has the potential to save 10,000 lives a year acro...

Improving the recognition, assessment and response to patients admitted to A&E with an infection

North west England
The Central Manchester University Hospitals team will use the Safer Clinical Systems process to improve patient safety for adults admitted to the A&E department at Manchester Royal Infirmary. This work follows an earlier Safer Clinical Systems project which focused on the care pathway for childre...

Using a safety case approach to demonstrate the safety of the surgical system

Led by Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aims to test the feasibility and effectiveness of the safety case approach in a complex care pathway. The team will develop a safety case and examine questions including the level of resources required, its usefulness compar...

Safer care pathways in mental health services

East of England
This project aimed to improve patient safety in mental health care by addressing teamwork and communication issues that can affect the safety and effectiveness of care, and patient experience.

Surviving sepsis: Making best care routine, at scale

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to save lives by improving timely recognition and treatment of sepsis, and build understanding of avoidable deaths in an acute health care organisation.

Development of psychological services for facial injury patients

Run by the Institute of Psychotrauma, East London NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to reduce psychological morbidity following acute facial trauma. The team developed and improved access to psychological services to meet the needs of patients attending the oral and maxillofacial surgery d...

Sharon Williams, Improvement Science Fellow

Sharon completed her PhD in 2004, focusing on lean and supply chain management in the UK furniture industry. During the latter stages of her study she began looking at how health care might be affected by similar themes and in 2008 she began lecturing and researching lean in health care at Warwic...