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Case Studies


The Innovation Case Studies section provides a comprehensive list of exemplar innovation projects from across the NHS. These innovations have been carefully selected to represent a range of ideas from medical technologies through to service and pathway re design. Each case study provides a background to the innovation and a contact for further information.

 Click on the Case Study Browse area on the right to find examples by clinical area.

If you have an innovation case study you would like us to publish on the portal please contact the Innovation team at england.innovation@nhs.net

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Virtual Fracture Clinic

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust's innovative virtual fracture clinic is proving a big success - cutting the number of times injured patients have had to come in for...


Atrial Fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in the UK and Ireland: it affects around 2 million people each year and is responsible for one third of all strokes. AF and...

Refer-to-Pharmacy: get the best from your medicines and stay healthy at home

Refer-to-Pharmacy allows the hospital pharmacy team to refer eligible patients to their regular community pharmacy for post-discharge support with their medicines. There was...

'Flo' Telehealth

Over 15 million people in the UK live with a long term condition (LTC) and 'Flo' offers a simple way to increase self-management, resulting in fewer visits to GPs, a reduction in hospital...

'Activ8rlives' self care

The NHS spends around £4.7 billion annually on treating lung disease. Hospital admissions are disruptive, particularly for older patients who can lose independence during a hospital stay. ...

STarT Back - stratifed care for low back pain

Back pain is the commonest reason for middle-aged people to visit their GP, representing an estimated annual cost to the NHS of £10 billion. It is the second most common reason...

Point of care CRP testing for respiratory infections in primary care

Historically, antibiotics have been prescribed for many patients with an acute uncomplicated respiratory tract infection (a cough). Evidence from studies suggests minimal...

Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy programme

Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body) affects approximately 1 in 1000 people but many of the traditional treatments fail to engage young people sufficiently. Research...

Harnessing digital technology FARSITE - rapid searching web application

Greater Manchester AHSN and the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network (GMCRN) are accelerating health innovation through helping researchers and clinicians improve the way data is...

Transfers of care using e-referrals and medicines adherence - improving patient safety and outcomes

We know that things go wrong when patients need to move between hospitals and their homes sometimes leading to readmissions, poorer outcomes and poor patient experience. Good referral of...
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Care Bundle to Reduce Mortality Rates

Case study arrowThis innovative approach has seen the implementation of the use of clinical pathways utilising a care bundle approach to reduce mortality rates.

The care bundle reduces mortality rates for Sepsis, Community Acquired Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Heart Failure. Pathways have also been implemented to reduce infection for D&V, Central Line Catheters and Urinary Catheters, and to reduce the risk from Harm from Falls.

A simple innovative design was developed by clinical teams which incorporates patient and ward details, an information sticker with the care bundle interventions and an audit check list to ensure compliance. The design has allowed clinical teams to monitor compliance and outcome measures to ensure improvement in patient care.

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Contact Name Trish Winn Email address trishwinn@nhs.net

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