Reducing hazards associated with the transition of young people with long-term conditions into adult services

North west England
Led by the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA), this project aimed to reduce the harm associated with transition from children’s to adult services for young people living with long-term conditions.

PROSPER: Promoting safer provision of care for elderly residents

East of England
This project aimed to improve safety and reduce harm for vulnerable care home residents, who are at particular risk of admission to hospital or significant deterioration in their health and quality of life.

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.

Frailsafe: A safety checklist for frail older patients entering acute hospital care

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society, this work aimed to improve quality of care for frail older patients admitted to NHS hospitals with medical emergencies.

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.

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.

Value-based reporting and management

Led by Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, partnered by Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, this project developed a system to enable better improvement decisions that increase value to patients and meet challenges of restructurin...

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...

Creating exceptional patient experience in hip fracture care

Run by Aneurin Bevan Health Board in Gwent, Wales, this project is improving standards of care for hip fracture patients at Royal Gwent Hospital, with a vision to become best in class. The team were particularly focused on the elements of care which mattered most to their patients an used a new p...

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...