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Leading change The Deputy Director of Nursing at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of a falls improvement programme across the Older Peoples Medicine (OPM) wards to reduce unwarranted variation in practice. The programme has led to better outcomes and experiences for people using their services. Where to […]
Leading change The Nurse Consultant in the chest clinic at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of a new Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) service for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). By extending the respiratory nurses’ CBT skills, the programme has improved patient outcomes as […]
Leading change The diabetes specialist nurse at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust led a programme of work to reduce rates of hypoglycaemia within inpatients at the Trust. This has led to improved outcomes for patients as well as improved experiences and use of resources. Where to look Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is provider of hospital and […]
Leading change Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of hospital and community services for people in Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield via its five teaching hospitals. The Community Matrons within Integrated Community Care Directorate led the implementation of the ‘Okay to Stay’ plan, which aims to […]
Leading change A senior support worker at a Belong Wigan care village led a project to introduce an exercise instructor role, after identifying best practice in this area. Belong is a charitable non-profit making care organisation whose ethos is ‘To support older people to live their own lives through the creation of vibrant village communities’. […]
Leading change A Care Coordinator led the implementation of the internationally recognised Esther care model, initially within a care home at the Graham Care Home Group after they identified unwarranted variation in practice in relation to how residents were involved in their care planning. The Graham Care Group (GCG) is a group of nine care […]
Leading change The Dementia, Learning Disability and Patient Experience Lead Nurse for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust provided leadership to develop the Dementia, Delirium and Distress pathway and establish a clinical multi-disciplinary team to provide support, guidance and education to Trust staff to improve patient outcomes and the experience of patients with cognitive […]
Leading change Practice nurses and respiratory specialist nurses set up the Leeds Respiratory Network to address unwarranted variation in respiratory care across the region. This all stemmed from analysing data identified through the NHS RightCare Atlas of Variation which demonstrated that Leeds had an unwarranted variation with regards to respiratory care and outcomes, especially within […]
Leading change Renal Nurses at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) developed and led a project to strengthen patient engagement in their dialysis services. The project has led to better patient experience and better use of resources. Where to look The evidence base suggests that patients who are more engaged with their dialysis treatment have […]
Leading change The Diabetes Specialist Nurse at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of a programme of education and support across the North West of England. The specialist nurse’s new role supported local diabetes teams and other healthcare professionals to identify individuals with monogenic diabetes and ensure they receive […]