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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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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...
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Care Bundle to Reduce Mortality Rates

This 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...

Improving case-finding and diagnosis of COPD in Islington through a Local Enhance Service

COPD is a major cause of mortality/morbidity in high smoking prevalence Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Our PCT expected COPD prevalence (3.7%) is therefore high but recorded...

VitalPAC

Give me just one good reason why I should use a handheld computer to record the vital signs of patients in intensive care rather than a pen and paper? Making the job easier -...

Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

Interactive Voice Response is a telehealth/digital by default adjunct to COPD care at a very low cost (£26 per patient per annum). Patients receive two computer generated phone...

Long Term Ventilation (LTV) Service Model

The benefits of care at home for medically stable children on Long Term Ventilation are well recognised. The inability to construct a simple way through a complex discharge...

Breathing Easy

Childhood asthma prevalence and hospitalisation in our local population rates remain high despite the availability of treatments capable of adequately managing the symptoms of the majority...

Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy (ISW) Project

The Yorkshire based Itchy, Sneezy, Wheezy project is a collaboration between Sheffield Children's NHS FT and NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. The clinic has been...

RIPPLE: Respiratory Innovation: Promoting a Positive Life Experience

The Department of Health estimates that there are 3 million people in the UK living with COPD. Many of who can become socially isolated finding it difficult to engage in their desired...

National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP)

Tracheostomies are small, plastic tubes that are inserted into the neck to act as artificial airways for around 15,000 patients in England and Wales annually. These patients are often...