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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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June 2016 Case Studies

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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...

AliveCor

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...
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Diabetic Foot Infections Pathway

This work aimed to develop an antibiotic foot formulary for the empirical treatment of diabetes related foot infections presenting to a multidisciplinary foot service. A...

Early Presentation of Cancer Symptoms Collaborative Programme

This is a community-led social marketing intervention to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, encouraging people towards earlier presentation at GP surgeries. ...

Emergency General Surgery Unit – Aintree University Hospital

Appointment of an Emergency General Surgery Consultant working weekdays in support of the duty team, enabled the 33 bed Aintree Emergency Surgery Unit to increase the percentage of...

Enhanced Genetic Service Project

The enhanced genetic services project was initiated to provide a focused approach in reducing infant mortality and morbidity caused by autosomal recessive disorders. The...

Familial Hypercholesterterolaemia (FH)

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited genetic condition causing high cholesterol from birth, resulting in pre-mature heart disease. Using the All Wales FH testing...

Genomic Clinical Work-bench (GCW)

GCW is an innovation that will transform access to, and the effectiveness of, genomic tests, thereby directly improving the care of hundreds of thousands of NHS patients whilst offering...

Genomic Profiling at Diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)

This is a strategy to streamline genetic testing at diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia. There is a need for change in laboratory testing for AML and it is anticipated that...

Headsmart - Be Brain Tumour Aware

This project delivers an awareness and education campaign that aims to reduce delays in diagnosis experienced by children and young people newly diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK. ...

Intraoperative Fluid Management (IOFM) Technology Aid

Intraoperative Fluid Management (IOFM) Technology Aid. This innovation provides technology to aid in fluid management in intraoperative (IOFM) and intensive care settings. It...

Managed Theatre Services

Aesculap RENU is a unique managed service, which delivers significant cost savings whilst ensuring clinical excellence. This approach provides state of the art surgical...