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Developing a national Genetic Diabetes Nurse educational initiative

Leading change The Honorary Clinical Nursing Professor in Monogenic Diabetes at the University of Exeter Medical School established the national Genetic Diabetes Nurse educational initiative to improve awareness, recognition and management of monogenic diabetes across the UK. This initiative has led to improved outcomes and experience for individuals with monogenic diabetes as well as better […]

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The Centipede Club, a community hub for older people with leg ulcers

Leading change Nurse leaders at Cornwall Foundation Trust in Penwith launched The Centipede Club. This was a new community hub for older patients with leg ulcers. The club has been positively received by the patients and is achieving good outcomes and delivering efficiency savings. Where to look Community nursing services in Penwith were under pressure. […]

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Improvement in early detection and prompt treatment of sepsis across Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Leading change The Lead Nurse for Deteriorating Patient and Sepsis at Weston Area Health Trust identified unwarranted variation in the rates of early detection and prompt treatment of sepsis at Weston Area Health Area Trust and addressed this through awareness raising campaigns, training and introduction of best practice sepsis alert practices. This has significantly improved […]

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Development and implementation of a holistic hydration care assessment tool (RoC)

Leading change A hydration specialist nurse in Cornwall led on the development and implementation of a hydration risk assessment tool to help carers and staff assess patient need and risk. Where to look The hydration specialist nurse first noticed unwarranted variation in hydration support for patients through visits to a care of the elderly ward. […]

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Introducing a Dementia Support Service

Leading change Led by their team manager and working closely with the Project Lead, mental health nurses at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust set up a new community-based Intensive Dementia Support Service (IDSS). It has had a significant positive impact on patients, carers and colleagues – providing interventions at point of crisis in the person’s […]

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