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Leading change The newly appointed Practice Matron at Consett Medical Practice introduced and led an enhanced approach to supporting residents in care homes registered with the Practice. This replaced a more re-active service being offered by the GPs. The Practice Matron led a programme of work to address and change this, strengthening working relationships with […]
Leading change Infection, prevention and control (IPC) nurses at Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) led the development and implementation of a quality improvement tool for IPC in nursing homes. This has improved patient safety and outcomes and improved staff knowledge on IPC. Where to look Care Homes: Infection, Prevention and Control guidance (Public Health England, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
Leading change The Chief Nurse at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust (RLBUHT) led on a programme of work to refine the skills and training programme for staff to address unwarranted variation in health and safety training and appraisal compliance across the Trust. The new programme has delivered improved experiences, outcomes and […]
Leading change The Community Infection Prevention Nurse (IPN) & Sepsis Lead at Lancashire County Council (LCC) led on a programme of work to implement a local community sepsis strategy and a sepsis training and development delivery programme. This has improved service provision for care homes across Lancashire. Where to look Sepsis is a life-threatening organ […]
Leading change A Matron at the David Lewis National Epilepsy Centre, a health foundation based in Cheshire, led a programme of work to embed Vagus Nerve Simulation (VNS) mentorship into clinical practice. This has supported staff to develop their skills, knowledge and roles which is impacting outcomes, experience and use of resources locally. Where to […]
Leading change Nurses at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) have developed and implemented a specialist inpatient diabetes service to address unwarranted variation in practice. This new service has led to improved outcomes and experience for diabetes inpatients as well as improved use of resources at the Trust. Where to look The Lead Consultant […]
Leading change A general practice nurse (GPN) at Lancaster Medical Practice addressed unwarranted variation relating to cancer care reviews through introducing a group consultation model at the surgery. This new approach has led to better outcomes for patients, better experiences for patients and staff, and better use of resources locally. Where to look There are […]