Improving the recognition, assessment and response to patients admitted to A&E with an infection

North west England
The Central Manchester University Hospitals team will use the Safer Clinical Systems process to improve patient safety for adults admitted to the A&E department at Manchester Royal Infirmary. This work follows an earlier Safer Clinical Systems project which focused on the care pathway for childre...

Checklist and IT innovation to improve safety in emergency care

South west England
Led by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, this project addressed overcrowding in A&E and the increase in mortality rates this causes. The project comprises a safety checklist and IT innovation that helps the clinical site team place inpatients in the most appropriate bed.

Early warning predictive workforce planning tool (IPlan)

Led by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, partnered by Imperial College, this project aimed to improve care quality through workforce analysis and planning.

Safer Clinical Systems: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

North west England
Run by a team at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, this project focused on the prescribing processes for non-elective medical patients from admission through A&E to 24 hours after admission and aimed to improve reliability, minimise risk and reduce harm. The team developed a new prescribing pat...

Optimising care pathways for acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack

Led by Dr Anthony Kenton, Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital Coventry, this project aimed to improve the quality of urgent care for strokes and transient ischaemic attacks. The project team developed and implemented a hyper-acute evidence-based pathway from urgent care through to secon...

Design and implement a reliable handover system

South west England
Led by Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust with technical support from the University of Warwick, this project aimed to improve the handover systems within neurology and A&E departments to ensure correct and timely information was being shared about patients. The team used various techniques to analyse ...