Consent PLUS: improving the consent process in elective lower limb arthroplasty

Scotland
This project tested a consent initiative with patients undergoing elective hip and knee replacement, with the aim of improving patient understanding of the risks of surgery and its implications.

Newcastle Urology: changing attitudes with information for patients

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust about their project to help patients with enlarged prostate understand their condition and the types of treatment available. The team implemented decision aids developed by the NHS, adding them to the clinical pathway.

Newcastle Obstetrics: Shared decision making with women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and discusses the project was run by the Newcastle obstetrics team, focusing on women considering vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC). The team made changes to the care pathway, giving women who had had o...

MAGIC: Shared decision making in breast cancer care

North east England
This case study was supplied by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and is an example of shared decision making from the Newcastle breast care team. The aim of the intervention was to help a patient to come to a shared decision that was right for her.

Improving Management in Gastroenterology (IMAGE)

London
Led by CORE: The Digestive Orders Foundation with a range of expert partners, this project aimed at ensuring patients receive the most appropriate advice and tests as well as access to secondary care advice for gastrointestinal disorders. The team focused on developing evidence-based guidelines f...