Using marketing automation techniques to improve information delivery and lifestyle change in patients with diabetes

This project aims to improve the engagement and self-management of patients with diabetes through an in information and education hub. 

Evaluating Bluelce – an innovative app for young people who self-harm

South east England
Run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Bath. A mental health project focusing on young people who self-harm. Will assess the accessibility, safety, use and effect of Bluelce – a self-management app. Designed as an adjunct to therapy, the app incl...

Maternal risk assessment: management by and with pregnant women

Run by NHS Borders, in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Early Years Collaborative and the Digital Health Institute. Focusing on risk management in maternity care. Aiming to improve maternal outcomes and engage pregnant women in managing the risks associated with pregnancy. Will...

Independent evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure in the NHS in England – early findings

This study aimed to evaluate how six health care organisations used the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) to help provide more personalised care and to measure the effectiveness of interventions to increase people’s knowledge, skills and confidence in managing their health. The study was undert...

Putting the patient at the heart of patient safety

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, this project assessed the effectiveness of using a patient measure of safety to determine factors that contribute to safety, in partnership with hospital volunteers.

Sarah Marriott, GenerationQ fellow

Sarah is Clinical Director for the Community Recovery Line and a consultant psychiatrist in community mental health services at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Patients as active partners in safety?

South east England
The study aimed to inform thinking about the clinical and legal implications of policy recommendations that patients should be active partners with clinicians in managing the safety of their care. The research examined how patients’ understandings of safety are similar to and different from cl...

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...

Using design thinking to improve self-efficacy in spinal cord injury patients

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the project aimed to help spinal cord injury patients to adjust to their condition psychologically, by developing skills in self-efficacy, problem solving and logical reasoning. The team deli...

Enabling self-management and shared haemodialysis care in hospital based dialysis

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, alongside York and Leeds Hospital Trusts, this project aimed to reduce the reliance of dialysis patients on nursing staff by enabling individuals to take control of their dialysis. The team developed a course to equip dialysis nurses with ...