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Leading change The Adult Services Complex Case Management Team at Solent NHS Trust manages the complex needs of patients within their care. A nurse in the team has led the development and implementation of improved approaches towards care planning to increase patient engagement. The change has led to improvements in outcomes, experiences as well as […]
Leading change An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Older Persons’ Medicine (OPM) piloted and subsequently embedded a new frailty pathway within the Emergency Department at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH). This has decreased waiting times, supported a reduction in length of stay and improved admission avoidance. Where to look In […]
Leading change The Therapy Clinical Lead in the Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Stroke Service at Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH), led on a quality improvement initiative to improve carer support in their ESD services transforming carer experiences. Where to look Stroke is a major health problem in the UK. Each year, […]
Leading change The Medicines Safety and Governance Pharmacist and Deputy Chief Nurse for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust led the development and implementation of clinical pathways and standard operating procedures to improve clozapine use across the Trust. Where to look NICE (2015) guidance advises that Clozapine is a specialist medication, indicated to treat schizophrenia in […]
Leading change The Clinical Governance Manager at Somerset Care Ltd led a programme of work to improve clinical governance and nursing leadership at the organisation. This initiative has positively influenced practice which is improving outcomes, experiences and use of resources. Where to look Somerset Care Ltd is a care provider and not-for-profit care company in […]
Leading change A Play Specialist on the acute general paediatric ward at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust led on the implementation of a pre-operative model for children requiring Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The new model supports improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources. Where to look Paediatrics is the branch of medicine which focuses on […]
Leading change The Head of Quality and Nursing at Fareham and Gosport and South-Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with support from the Quality Team led the development and implementation of a quality surveillance system. This has led to local improvements of patient outcomes and safety, patient and staff experience, and use of resources. Where […]
Leading change The Community Matron at Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust led on the local implementation of the national Red Bag Scheme in Care Homes across North Dorset. The success of the programme has led to improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources locally. Where to look NICE (2016) describes the ‘Red Bag’ Scheme […]
Leading change The Director of Safeguarding for the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust developed an integrated safeguarding service across the two organisations. The implementation of this programme is showing demonstrable signs of improved experiences, outcomes and use of resources across the area. Where to look The “Think child, […]
Leading change Nursing leadership in the Palliative Care Team at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust identified that staff had more confidence in supporting patients with palliative and end of life care in the last few days of life compared to the weeks and months prior to a patient dying. This unwarranted variation […]