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Leading change The Lead Nurse for the Wound and Lymphedema service at the East London Wound Healing Centre and the team undertook a project focused on a patient-centred procurement system for wound care. The team, which is part of Accelerate CIC, a Community Interest Company working with the NHS to provide specialist care for patients […]
Leading change The practice nurse in Beaumont Lodge Medical Practice in Leicester demonstrated leadership in proactively offering student nurse placements for the first time at the surgery. The opportunity is reportedly having a positive effect on primary care recruitment of newly-qualified practice nurses within Leicester. Where to look The practice nurse identified the unwarranted variation […]
Leading change A mental health nurse at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) led a project to improve physical health for people with a serious mental illness (SMI). The project introduced the a screening tool, aligned to the ‘Lester tool’, which was designed to increase the identification of cardiovascular illness, delivering service improvement in […]
Leading change Nurses within the Quality Team in South Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) led the development and implementation of a new quality assurance process for their 44 GP practices. This has resulted in a consistent quality assurance approach being established which is driving improvements and enhancing safety within the practices. Where to look In […]
Leading change The practice nurse leadership team at Cuckoo Lane surgery introduced a system of twice daily five minute huddles with all staff, where clinical and operational practice issues are presented to address unwarranted variation in staff communication across the practice. The change in practice has resulted in positive patient and staff feedback. Where to […]
Leading change The practice nurse from Cobridge General Practice Surgery identified unwarranted variation in the uptake of cervical smear tests. By implementing small changes across the whole general practice (GP) team, the practice nurse supported an increase in the uptake of cervical smear testing. Where to look The practice nurse identified unwarranted variation in the […]
Leading change The Inclusion Healthcare CIC General Practice Nursing team identified a need to improve the health and wellbeing of the homeless and other marginalised groups with the support of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The nurses identified unwarranted variation with low uptake of seasonal flu vaccine amongst those patients who were rough sleepers […]
Leading change The Designated and Named Nurses for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG introduced a General Practice (GP) Safeguarding Administrator’s Network. The network was established to improve communication, provide a peer support network and encourage collaborative working. This supported a more uniform process in the administration of safeguarding within local GP providers, reducing the previous unwarranted […]
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 […]
Leading Change General Practice Nurses at The Old Forge Surgery successfully redesigned their weight management programmes to better meet the needs of their patients and rural local population. Where to look The Old Forge Surgery serves approximately 2,700 patients and has two GPs and three part-time practice nurses. In preparing for a CQC visit, the […]