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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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Improving asthma and COPD in primary care

Leading Change A general practice nurse (GPN), as the lead for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in her Northumberland general practice recognised an opportunity to improve patient outcomes by addressing unwarranted variation in practice. Where to look Evidence available nationally suggests that patients with self-care management plans in both COPD and asthma have […]

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Improving dementia care through care navigation and social prescribing

Leading change Practice nurses at Oxford Terrace and Rawling Road medical group in Gateshead played a pivotal role in setting up an innovative Primary Care navigator role to help support the needs of patients and carers living with dementia. This is new way of working, in which healthcare assistants (HCAs) are leading changes in practice […]

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Care for older people – supporting holistic working across disciplines

Leading change Nurses and other care professionals in the Adult Services Urgent Care team at Nottingham CityCare Partnership, a social enterprise delivering community healthcare in Nottingham, worked together to share professional skills, creating a new holistic approach to delivering care to older people with long term conditions, which reduced duplication and improved patient experience. Where […]

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