A programme to spread eGFR graph Surveillance for the early Identification, Support and Treatment of people with progressive Chronic Kidney Disease (ASSIST-CKD)

Led by Kidney Research UK, this project will drive large-scale, measurable, sustainable change that reduces the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and support understanding of the clinical course of CKD by patients and primary care clinicians. The project will use a phased approach to impleme...

ACT now! Improving self-care and emotional wellbeing in people with type 2 diabetes

Run at NHS Grampian, led by a multidisciplinary team based in Aberdeen, this project aimed to improve the emotional wellbeing and self-management skills of adults living with type 2 diabetes in the large and predominantly rural area covered by NHS Grampian. The team developed a web-based guided s...

Active patient participation in improving anticoagulant medication safety

Led by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to support patients to become active partners in their own care and to reduce patient harm arising from anticoagulant medication. The team developed patient-led discharge summary 'time outs' and patient-centred ru...

Acute assessment for children

North west England
Aimed to improve the experience of patients arriving at Accident and Emergency (A&E) with abdominal pain, this project focused on reviewing the whole patient pathway from presentation at A&E, to either discharge at A&E or admission on to a ward. The project used both qualitative and quantitative ...

Addressing the emotional barriers hindering patient safety investigations in primary care

Led by NHS Education for Scotland in partnership with Dalhousie University, Canada, this project aimed to take a human factors, systems-based approach to significant event analysis (SEA), to reduce the emotional barriers to acknowledging safety incidents.

Adoption and large-scale spread of ELPQuIC: improving outcomes after emergency laparotomy

South east England
Led by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with evaluation by the University of Kent, this project is aiming to improve patient outcomes after emergency laparotomy through adoption of the ELPQuIC bundle.

AlcoChange: a smartphone tool to reduce alcohol use and admissions in alcoholic liver disease

AlcoChange is an innovative behaviour change model developed by a team at the trust. The project will involve providing ALD patients with a smartphone app and breathalyser that will enable them to accurately self-monitor their alcohol intake.

Applying and integrating the Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework across organisational levels

Yorkshire and the Humber
A Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust project, run in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy, which will involve working with frontline clinicians to evaluate, develop and implement specialty-based and standardised safety interventions. It aims to enable and em...

Bringing health care home

Yorkshire and the Humber
Led by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and supported by partner organisations, this project aimed to improve the safety and quality of care for patients in their last year of life. The team are providing patients with a single point of access and dedicated clinical support in their own home, or oth...

Cardiff and quality improvement: using action learning sets

This case study was provided by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and discusses how action learning sets were built in to the MAGIC programme to facilitate collaboration with primary care teams.