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Reducing hidden waits and improving patient flow

Leading change A nurse-led project has successfully achieved improvements in aspects of working processes and culture at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL). The result has been an improvement in patient flow and experience – particularly through more timely discharges. Where to look Senior nurses identified unwarranted variation across UHL wards, in relation […]

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A new integrated care pathway for faecal incontinence

Leading change Nurses in the Faecal INcontinence and Constipation Healthcare (FINCH) team at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals introduced an innovative integrated care pathway (ICP) for their patients. It has had a positive impact on both patient outcomes and experience. Where to look Nurses and colleagues in the multi-disciplinary FINCH team identified unwarranted variation in […]

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