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...

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

Midlands
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 ...

My discharge: getting discharge right for someone with dementia

London
Led by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to give every patient with dementia a safe, dignified, timely and sustainable discharge. The team developed a proactive case-management model for discharging patients with dementia, with a specialist dementia occupational therapist...

Preparing, optimising and reducing trauma in cardiac operations (PORTICO)

East of England
Led by Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to reduce stress for older patients going through cardiac surgery and to enable them to return to normal functioning as soon as possible. The team introduced an enhanced recovery care pathway to optimise the condition of older pati...

Ambulatory haematological cancer service

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Sheffield School of Health and Related Research, this project aimed to develop ambulatory care treatment pathways for blood cancer patients to reduce length of inpatient stay, minimise delays in treatment delivery and en...

Heart failure admission prevention

Midlands
Led by University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, this project aimed to reduce demand for inpatient beds for heart failure patients, while also maintaining and improving quality of care and clinical effectiveness.  The team set up a heart failure day clinic to provide specialist clinic...

Advanced triage in acute medical units

Wales
Led by Bangor University, this project aimed to improve the management and flow of acute medical admissions, including vulnerable and frail patients. The project team mplemented an intelligent triage system where new admissions were assessed by an advanced nurse practitioner using the Simple Clin...

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...

Rehabilitation for operated cancer

Midlands
Led by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust, NHS Worcestershire and the Pan Birmingham Cancer Network, this project aimed to improve and support the recovery of patients who have undergone curative lung cancer surgery. The project team deve...