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Leading change A Mental Health Nurse led the development and implementation of a ‘Learning Lessons’ framework at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT). This has improved patient safety and outcomes, staff and patient experience, the use of resources and demonstrable learning from incidents. Where to look NHS England’s ‘Serious Incident Framework – Supporting learning […]
Leading change A practice nurse at South Wigston Health Centre led the implementation of a dedicated clinic for the fitting of intrauterine devices (IUD) or intrauterine systems (IUS). This has improved patient outcomes, patient and staff experience and use of resources locally. Where to look NICE (2019) reiterated the importance of good sexual health for […]
Leading change Learning disability nurses at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust led the development and implementation of an Intensive Support Team (IST) to support people with a learning disability either within the community or in-patient unit. This has significantly improved outcomes, experience and use of resources locally. Where to look NICE (2018) highlight that […]
Leading change A Ward Manager at Harplands Hospital, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust led a new approach to observation and engagement with patients on Ward 2 at the Trust. The initiative has led to improvements in outcomes, experiences and use of resources. Where to look The Mental Health Act: code of practice (MHA; 2008) […]
Leading change An Undergraduate Programme Lead (Nursing) and Practice Placement Co-ordinator (both registered nurses) at the University of Lincoln worked with General Practice Nurses to develop General Practice (GP) placements for pre-registered nurses. This project enabled student nurses to experience General Practice Nursing (GPN) and aims to support succession planning for the future of general […]
Leading change School nurses from Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust addressed unwarranted variation in the support and treatment of children with asthma in schools by developing and implementing asthma management guidance. This has led to improved knowledge and confidence in school staff, which has improved the care and treatment of children with asthma, leading to […]
Leading change A Clinical Nurse led the implementation of Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) at Ashley Surgery, a rural practice in Shropshire. This digital approach to care has significantly improved patient accessibility and experience, outcomes and use of resources locally. Where to look The Long-Term Plan (2019) highlights that digital technology can support the NHS […]
Leading change A practice nurse at Audley Health Centre in Stoke-on-Trent led the implementation of digital applications to support patients to self-manage their long-term conditions (LTCs). This new approach to care has improved patient outcomes by improving compliance with symptom monitoring, improving patient and staff experience as well as use of resources locally. Where to […]
Leading change Community Psychiatric Nurses led the development and implementation of a new Older Adults Outreach service at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. This service has significantly improved local care pathways as well as positively impacting outcomes, patient and staff experience and use of resources. Where to look NHS England highlight that pressures have […]
Leading change The Nurse Consultant for Learning Disabilities at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust led on the review of service provision and development of new multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approaches to care for people with learning disabilities and their families across the Trust. This programme of work has led to improved outcomes and experiences across […]