Promoting Passion: A field study to boost nurses passion for work

A cost-effective intervention targeted at helping nurses regain passion for their work, tracking its effectiveness both for the nurses (eg their level of emotional exhaustion) and for the Trust (eg turnover and patient care quality). Based at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trus...

Surviving major surgery: protocolised pathways to meet individual need

Yorkshire and the Humber
In this project, a team at York Teaching Hospital has developed a perioperative medical service to deliver a suite of interventions aimed at improving surgical outcomes and reducing complications.

Developing and implementing nurse-led beds for end-of-life patients within a hospice inpatient unit

Yorkshire and the Humber
This project from St Gemma’s Hospice involves developing and piloting a nurse-led service that offers end-of-life care to dying patients with generalist palliative care needs within a hospice environment.

Prevention of swallowing difficulties

Led by Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust, this project aimed to identify dysphagia patients at an early stage, assess their needs rapidly and reduce the need for hospital admission. The team developed a range of interventions to equip care and nursing staff with the skills and knowledge to man...

Northumbria Assessment of Hydration

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, this project addressed the high rate of dehydration among over 65s, who account for 68% of emergency hospital bed days yearl. The project focused on developing a standard protocol to recognise and address the risk of poor oral fluid intake in ol...

Nurse-delivered e-cognitive behaviour therapy intervention for type 1 diabetes patients

Led by a team at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, this project aimed to improve access to diabetes-specific cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. Diabetes specialist nurses were trained to deliver CBT integrated with diabetes support v...

Clare Walters, GenerationQ fellow

Clare Walters became a Divisional Nurse at Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board in Wales in 2010. She has 20 years' experience as a theatre nurse and since 2004 has held a range of senior nursing roles in scheduled care, surgical care and critical care at the health board. Clare qualified as a nur...

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 ...

Advanced triage in acute medical units

Led by Bangor University, this project aimed to improve the management and flow of acute medical admissions, including vulnerable and frail patients. The project team mplemented an intelligent triage system where new admissions were assessed by an advanced nurse practitioner using the Simple Clin...

Newcastle Urology: changing attitudes with information for patients

North east England
This case study was provided by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust about their project to help patients with enlarged prostate understand their condition and the types of treatment available. The team implemented decision aids developed by the NHS, adding them to the clinical pathway.