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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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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...
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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...

Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in patients with a BMI over 35

Nationwide analysis of outcomes from bariatric surgery supports the assertion that appropriate surgery can impact positively upon tackling type 2 diabetes. An estimated 3.2...

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty - Lutonix DCB

This is a drug coated balloon catheter for use in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with the aim of reducing the incidence of restenosis and improving limb perfusion. The...

Bidirectional Barbed Closure Device - Quillâ„¢

This is a bidirectional barbed closure device that does not require any knots or loops to secure it in place. It won best medical device in 2010 in the Medical Design...

Day Hand Surgery Pathway

Two pilot all day hand surgery lists under regional anaesthesia were run successfully in June 2012. This was the culmination of significant effort to design and introduce a...

Video Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic

As a tertiary referral centre for the South West of England, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust found 40% of patients were travelling large distances to attend hospital for treatment...