Latest fab stuff

‘STITCH : Simulation Training and Interprofessional Teambuildng for Critical Care Healthworkers’ – an in-house, in-situ simulation program.

Ongoing staff education and training is key to creating change, ensuring best practice and improving patient care. Within our critical care, we are further challenged by a medical workforce that changes frequently and an influx […]

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Prof David Oliver: Delirium matters

Being admitted unexpectedly to hospital is depersonalising and distressing. This is compounded for the one inpatient in eight who has delirium. Delirium affects 20-30% of over 65s during acute admission. We should do more to […]

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Better Care Together

Following the local flooding in December community care partners including care home staff and employees from the Local Authority came together to learn how to plan for significant events that can affect patient care.

As part […]

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Safety Thermometer App

The Safety Thermometer App, built by the NHS Quality Observatory and supported by Haelo, has been introduced to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to revolutionise the monthly audit of data.

The audit, a national requirement, aims […]

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Microsystem coaching and the MCA Ward Collaborative at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy (MCA) trains coaches within Sheffield healthcare to help frontline teams to make improvements and to build improvement capability.

The MCA has now trained 143 coaches. The course is an experiential learning programme […]

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Diarrhoea and vomiting – nurse led pathway and public health information

Attending the paediatric emergency department (ED) due to gastroenteritis accounts for a significant number of attendances. The majority of these patients do not require hospital admission and many may be safely discharged from the PED […]

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#JustDoIt – The Book Nook

Problem

When a new breakfast room was created on B26, the old space became an unused storage area.

Impact

The space was wasted and patients had nowhere they could be social together and have time away from their […]

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Prevention of late onset sepsis and central line associated blood stream infection in preterm infant

For more information contact ajay.sinha@bartshealth.nhs.uk

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Fab health promoting hospital stuff

How to get public health action at scale, deliver some of the aspirations of the five year forward view and promote sustainable transformation, without a massive investment.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals has a public health strategy that […]

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Assistive Technology in the West Midlands 

The AT Home campaign www.athome.uk.com is a collaboration amongst the 14 Local Authorities covering the West Midlands, supported by companies who operate in this market.

The campaign aims to encourage people to think about how independent […]

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Virtual CKD clinic

The virtual CKD clinic is an innovative way of managing the epidemic of chronic kidney disease that we are facing in east London. It is designed to improve the detection and management of CKD in […]

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Online Psychoeducational Courses

Therapy For You is part of the Department of Health’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative.

Our service is provided by South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) in partnership with Atrium Clinic and […]

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Creating a Social Movement

As we approach our 5th year of running the hospital to hospital charity events, I have reflected on the journey that got us where we are now, where it all started and how it has […]

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Safety Scores

Like most of the NHS, our ward is busy, with a high number of complex needs patients, high acuity levels and complicated specialities. We reached a point just over a year ago when we found […]

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Nurses not only go but swim the extra mile too

Nurses swapped the ward for the pool to raise funds towards the refurbishment of the palliative care suite.

With support from friends and family, nurses from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) have taken to […]

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‘What matters to you?’ day #wmty16 June 6, 2016

After speaking with colleagues in Norway a group of like-minded people in Scotland decided to have a ‘what matters to you?’ day on June 6th 2016.

The team is comprised of a mix of people including […]

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Community Stroke Microsystem – Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Background Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Community Stroke Service team is comprised of Administrators, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and Speech & Language Therapists who provide therapy and support to approximately 700 patients per […]

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Educational video guides for common neurological conditions

The London neuroscience network for their workstream to improve communication between primary care and neurologists and address the quality of referrals to neurology outpatients have developed three educational video guides.

The guides support GPs diagnose and […]

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Ambulatory Emergency Care – a 4 day pilot (Barts)

The ED at the Royal London Hospital is one of the busiest in London and like many others is congested with exit block and as a result fails to achieve the 4 hour standard.

As part […]

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New NHSCC and Hunter Healthcare report reveals what makes a top clinical commissioning leader

Through a series of interviews with both clinical and managerial CCG leaders, this report from NHS Clinical Commissioners and Hunter Healthcare, sets out how current leaders can be supported, and a future generation inspired and […]

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Barts Health Quality Improvement Training

Barts Health’s ‘Safe and Compassionate’ plan recognises the enormous value of staff contributing to improvements in their services. This is underpinned by Listening into Action, and supported by training for staff in Quality Improvement.
We started […]

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# JustDoIt – Raising a mug to ‘Think Drink’

Problem

Sometimes patients aren’t aware how much they can drink before an operation.

Impact

Dehydration slows recovery and affects wellbeing.

Idea

To design and produce ceramic Think Drink mugs to give as rewards to staff and patients upon successful completion […]

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TheBlonde explores the spread and adoption of new care models

By 2020, it is envisaged that more than 50 per cent of the country will be covered by the new vanguard care models – WOW

Moving from 50 vanguards to this kind of coverage represents a […]

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MDT FIT THE BEST TEAMWORKING TOOLKIT IN THE NHS 

Situation analysis

-The highest cost in Healthcare is Staffing.

One way to save money and improve efficiency is to help NHS staff to work better together, using all staff members to their full potential. Encouraging synergistic working […]

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Caring and why home first is important

Today I met and spent time with these two ladies whilst they were at work. What I saw from them today was an act of caring in the work place that potentially saved the life […]

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