Working together: creating collaborative care in residential care homes

This project aims to improve the quality of health and care services for people living in residential care.

WORKTECC: Workforce Operations that Realise Knowledge-based Transformational Efficiency gains in Community Care

This round two Efficiency Research project will explore whether workforce operations used by other industries can improve the efficiency of home-based NHS care, and if so, how.

Asset Based Approaches to health, care and wellbeing - development of a Theory of Change to support adoption and action

Research aims to develop a Theory of Change to support adoption and action in Asset Based Approaches to health, care and wellbeing. Led by Simon Rippon, Director at Aligned Consultancy. Due to be completed by end of July 2016. There is good evidence and a strong theoretical base aroun...

Using a health literacy approach to generate improvements for people with long-term conditions

North east England
Run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with West End Family Health and HealthWORKS in Newcastle, UK and Deakin University in Australia. Focusing on people with long-term conditions in primary and specialist care. Will use the Ophelia (OPtimising HEalth LIteracy ...

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...

Using accessible technology to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

Run by Hft, a charity providing services for people with learning disabilities in England. Project to be piloted in two populations of 20 people with learning disabilities –in Gloucestershire and Bradford. Aiming to improve communication and care quality, and enable people with learning di...

The dementia ‘Golden Ticket’ – an emerging new model of care

South east England
Run by Buxted Medical Centre, in partnership with the local Clinical Commissioning Group, mental health trust, voluntary organisations, county council and the surrounding community. An innovative model of intervention delivered in primary care and the community. Aimed at addressing gaps in...

Developing a model of recognition and rescue of the deteriorating patient across community settings

This project aimed to improve and standardise the early recognition of deteriorating patients in the community setting to allow timely intervention and treatment.

Margaret Watson, Improvement Science Fellow

Margaret Watson's 2014 Improvement Science Fellowship project will involve patient and public involvement in developing quality standards, indicators and measures for community pharmacy practice.

Promoting a positive life experience for COPD patients

Led by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, RIPPLE – Respiratory Innovation: Promoting a Positive Life Experience – aimed to improve the social inclusion, and thus health and wellbeing, of people with COPD. The work involved delivery of community-based respiratory services to ...