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Dementia friendly patient identification wrist bands

Leading change A Senior Healthcare Assistant (HCA) and Dementia Champion within the Royal Preston Hospital Emergency Department developed an adapted patient identification wristband that supported staff to recognise that a patient may have additional needs related to their diagnosis of dementia. The innovation has been well received by patients, their families and carers and staff […]

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Addressing unwarranted variation in physical restraint use across adult acute mental health inpatient wards

Leading change A mental health nurse leader at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has identified and addressed unwarranted variation in the use of physical restraints in mental health services. Introducing additional training and supportive techniques to reduce the use of physical restraints across seven pilot trusts has provided evidence for this work to be rolled […]

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Improving patient experience through introducing flexible visiting hours hospital-wide

Leading change Nursing staff as a part of a multi-disciplinary team at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust identified and addressed unwarranted variation in visiting hours offered to patients and visitors, which was having an impact on patient, carer and staff experience. The nurse leaders have introduced new, flexible visiting hours based on several key […]

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The Hot Potato project

Leading change A student nurse devised a child and adolescent mental health project in Carlisle, to help young people discuss mental health issues, without fear of stigma. This has led to raised awareness, positive feedback and an education programme rolled out across local schools. Where to look While volunteering at a youth theatre group in […]

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