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Millions To Get Fast Support To Overcome Back Pain Thanks To NHS Long Term Plan

Tens of thousands of people have been helped to overcome back pain, arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions without going to hospital, thanks to additional specialist care at local GP surgeries – with millions more set to benefit over the coming years as the NHS delivers on its Long Term Plan. Trials in […]

Nurse Led Digital Health Service – delivering place-based care to older people

Leading change The Emergency Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Lead for Digital Health at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (TGICFT) led the implementation of a digital service that has significantly reduced avoidable admissions to the emergency department (ED), improved experiences for nursing and residential home service users and staff, as well as […]

Using technology to improve patient care in District Nursing Services

Leading change The Senior Nurse for district nursing services at Whittington Health NHS Trust led a project to move from a paper-based model to a digital e-Community service model. The transformation has resulted in a more streamlined, efficient service, with increased continuity of care and better use of resources locally, improving experience. Where to look […]

Implementing a mobile dental unit into a mental health inpatient ward

Leading change A healthcare support worker at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust introduced a mobile dentistry unit into an inpatient ward for older people with mental health needs. This has improved the experience of patients and staff as well as improving outcomes and the use of resources. Where to look The Five Year […]

Introducing group consultations for adults with Type 2 diabetes

Leading change General practice nurses (GPN) in the Premiere Health Team, Leigh (Wigan CCG) and West Gorton (Manchester CCG) medical practices introduced group consultations for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. This new approach has led to better outcomes, experiences and use of resources locally. Where to look Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious complications, but […]

Implementing Physical Health Training

Leading change Infection Prevention and Control/Physical Health Nurses (IPCPHNs) at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) developed and led innovative physical health training sessions for staff. This has raised the profile of the inequality of peoples’ physical health within the mental health setting, ensuring that this is considered alongside the patients’ mental health. Where […]

Surgery for pectus deformity (all ages)

NHS England will not routinely commission surgery for pectus deformity in accordance with the criteria outlined in this document.

In creating this policy NHS England has reviewed this clinical condition and the options for its treatment. It has considered the place of this treatment in current clinical practice, whether scientific research has shown the treatment to be of benefit to patients, (including how any benefit is balanced against possible risks) and whether its use represents the best use of NHS resources.

Improving smoking cessation in pregnancy at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Leading change The Clinical Specialist Midwife worked collaboratively with the smoking cessation midwife in the Colchester Hospital maternity unit at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) to lead on the development and implementation of a smoking cessation service for pregnant women. This programme of work has led to improved outcomes, experiences and […]

Personal care planning in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Solent NHS Trust

Leading change A Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Specialist Nurse at Solent NHS Trust led on the refinement of personal care planning based on Patient Activation Measure (PAM) scores within respiratory services. The project has led to improved engagement, outcomes and experiences for those using respiratory services at the Trust. Where to look NICE (2016) […]

Development of the ‘Avoiding Falls Level of Observation Assessment Tool’

Leading change The Matron and nurses in the falls team at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCFT) identified unwarranted variation in the practice of observation for patients who may be at risk of falling. The matron, in collaboration with the nursing team, developed a new system of observation ‘Avoiding Falls Level of Observation Assessment Tool’ […]