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We’re counting down the days to Wednesday 19th October, 2016.

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FabChangeDay 2016 – 100 day countdown

11 July 2016|0 Comments

Today is a special day. Perhaps it’s your birthday, anniversary, a day of remembrance? These are personal, intimate and special. Today is a day for us all. Enjoy with anticipation. A frisson of excitement. If [...]

Fab Change Day Activists School

07 July 2016|0 Comments

Want to make a positive change in your unit, department or team , but not sure where to start? This year, NHS Change Day is joining forces with The Academy of Fabulous Stuff to create [...]

The Blonde discovers some Bright Ideas

27 June 2016|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce another great collaboration which will bring you even more fab ideas. We are working with the Royal College of General Practitioners to share with you Bright Ideas. The RCGP have [...]

Innovation in the NHS: moving beyond the buzzword

21 June 2016|0 Comments

“Innovation” is one of the buzzwords of our age. Business leaders, senior managers and even politicians all say they want it. In the NHS its role is officially described as – and I quote – [...]

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A quality assured local education course in East Sussex

27 July 2016Categories: Diabetes, education, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Nutrition, Patient Empowerment, The 5127 Award, The Rosa Parks Award, Together we can, Training

Before 2004, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust diabetes specialist team did not provide structured education for people with Type 1 diabetes. A local diabetes specialist nurse and dietician designed Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin [...]

Networking for success: a ‘burning platform’ in Berkshire West

25 July 2016Categories: Diabetes, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Patient Empowerment, Service pathway improvements, The 4 Candles Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Together we can, Working Smarter

In 2012, the existing diabetes services in Berkshire West were expensive and delivered poor outcomes for glycaemic control. The four federated CCGs in the area built a stakeholder network that was effective and fully representative [...]

Transforming care for young people with Type 1 diabetes in Hillingdon

25 July 2016Categories: Diabetes, FabCYPStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Nursing, Organization development, School Nursing, Service pathway improvements, The 4 Candles Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Working Smarter

In 2013, the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transformed care for young people with diabetes. They integrated multidisciplinary clinics and psychological therapy groups into local secondary schools, making care more accessible and reducing the need [...]

Cards and Clocks

24 July 2016Categories: Dementia Care, Fabulous Stuff, Just Do It - Why Nott?, The TNT Award

Problem Orthopaedic patients get a lot of post-operative delirium and dementia patients can be disorientated. Impact Dementia patients explain that one day can be much like another when staying on a ward and post-operative orthopaedic [...]

Innovation Breakthrough in Critical Care Medicine: PneuX Pneumonia Prevention System

24 July 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Innovation, The 5127 Award

Arguably, the idea is the simplest part of innovating. An inventor can easily give up on an idea at endless stages, especially when encountering barriers along the way. Determination and perseverance make ideas become realities. [...]

South West Trust has largest patient pathway and training video library in UK

24 July 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Patient Empowerment, The 4 Candles Award

Torbay and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, together with Health and Care Videos, are spearheading the way in which healthcare professionals are implementing the use of video as part of their chosen treatment pathway. [...]

Developing a diabetes education programme to meet local needs in Towel Hamlets

24 July 2016Categories: Diabetes, education, Fabulous Stuff, Patient Empowerment, The Penguin Teamship Award, The Rosa Parks Award, Training

Tower Hamlets has an ethnically diverse, transient population with an increasing number of people with diabetes in need of self-management education. NHS Tower Hamlets CCG have commissioned education and support packages from the local diabetes [...]

SCHOOLBOY DONATES £435 TO THE ROYAL LANCASTER INFIRMARY (RLI)

23 July 2016Categories: #MagicMorecambeBay

Bobby Leack, 7, who attends Scotforth Primary School Lancaster, continues to raise money for Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity - Over the past three years Bobby’s charity has raised over £1,000 with the funds being donated [...]

Integrating psychological, social, and diabetes care for patients with poor glycaemic control

21 July 2016Categories: Diabetes, FabSocialCareStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Psychological Flexibility, Service pathway improvements, The Rosa Parks Award

The Three Dimension for Diabetes (3DFD) service at King's College Hospital is a model of care that integrates psychological and social interventions into diabetes care for people with complex psychological needs. The service supports people [...]

Coming soon…New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework

21 July 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Learning Disabilities

The Department of Health has commissioned Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care to develop a Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the learning disability workforce. This framework is being developed [...]

FabFactFriday – Hospital Care

21 July 2016Categories: Fabulous Fact Friday

Hospital Care The HSCIC holds and publishes information about multiple aspects of hospital care. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data is managed and published by the HSCIC and covers Accident and Emergency (A&E), admitted patient care [...]

Harnessing Hospital EPMA technologies to reduce error and improve medicines supply processing.

20 July 2016Categories: Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Pharmacy initiatives, Staff/role initiatives, The HMS Victory Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Working Smarter

Utilising functionality Derby Teaching Hospitals NHSFT EPMA solution, the department has recreated a version of the pharmacy order sheet as an electronic dispensing list dispensary use. The automated list has removed the usually handwritten documents [...]

Free Parkinson’s courses for all levels

20 July 2016Categories: education, Fabulous Stuff, The TNT Award, Together we can, Training

Enhance your knowledge on Parkinson’s with the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network’s range of learning programmes These courses are available to health and social care professionals at all levels to equip you and your colleagues with [...]

Over 55 million patients in England set to benefit from accessing their GP record online

19 July 2016Categories: digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, General Practice Forward View, Gp appointment systems, Primary care/GP service initiatives, Together we can

Patients in England will be able to view test results as they come in and keep track of their glucose levels and cholesterol on their smartphones, enabling them to take greater control of their care [...]

The role of innovation to prevent never events

19 July 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Innovation, Never Events, The 5127 Award

Even doctors can make mistakes. It is part of human nature to be ridden with errors. Safe design solutions can defend against human error and therefore improve patient safety. We have engineered out two never [...]

Blood Sample Quality – Right First Time

18 July 2016Categories: #MagicMorecambeBay, clinical guidelines, Delivering efficiency savings, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, The 5127 Award, Together we can, Training, Working Smarter

Our Mission: To Reduce the rate of Haemolysis in the Emergency Department at FGH to below 5% to improve patient care Current situation: It has long been recognised in the healthcare sector that the rate of [...]

Fixing footcare in Sheffield: improving the pathway

18 July 2016Categories: Delivering efficiency savings, Diabetes, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Preventative Health Care, Service pathway improvements, SuperSheffield, The 5127 Award, Working Smarter

In 2007-2010, Sheffield's diabetes footcare profile showed that their amputation rates were much higher than the England average. The Sheffield Trust diabetes team identified problems and delays in the patients' footcare journey by using simple, [...]

Patient records moving towards the digital era

17 July 2016Categories: digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Organization development, The 5127 Award, Working Smarter

Moving towards a paperless health organisation is becoming a reality for Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. The Trust is on track to have all staff in its eight community hospitals, using an electronic clinical record system [...]

Virtual outpatient appointments are pioneered for more convenient care

17 July 2016Categories: #MagicMorecambeBay, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Listening to service users, Organization development, Service pathway improvements, The HMS Victory Award, The Rosa Parks Award, Working Smarter

Plans are being formulated for a virtual outpatient clinic in Lancaster after surveys online and at outpatient clinics showed more than half of patients asked would be happy for their outpatient appointments to take place [...]

FabFactFriday – The Health and Care of Older People

14 July 2016Categories: Care of the elderly services, Fabulous Fact Friday

The Health and Care of Older People The HSCIC has compiled a diverse range of data from several sources on the health and care of older people to build a broader insight into the health [...]

Jo’s Trust Cervical Screening Awards and Awareness July 2016

14 July 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Preventative Health Care, The Rosa Parks Award

Is anyone interested in promoting Jo's Trust Cervical Screening Awards? They’ve just opened, are free to enter and are looking for excellence or innovation in local screening campaigns: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/cervical-screening-awards Information for Health Care Professionals New [...]

Out of Hours Social work service at the Royal London Hospital

13 July 2016Coral Knight - Reimbursement Officer, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Social Work Team, Royal London HospitalCategories: admission avoidance, Care of the elderly services, Carer support, ECIST Network, Emergency care, FabSocialCareStuff, Preventing delayed discharge

The Royal London Hospital (RLH) is a major trauma centre and home to the London Air Ambulance.  About 60 per cent of patients admitted to the RLH live in Tower Hamlets. It had become clear [...]

Reducing the risk of C-Diff (New stool chart)

13 July 2016Categories: clinical guidelines, Fabulous Stuff, Staff/role initiatives, The TNT Award, Together we can, Training

Service Improvement Project: Driver: In 2015/16 Bedford Hospital declared 23 cases of CDI. Therefore we commenced an improvement plan with the view to ensure and decrease lapses in care in relation to CDI. Two wards [...]

Options Recovery College at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDASH) NHS Trust

13 July 2016Categories: Active communities, Fabulous Stuff, Mental Health Services, Patient Empowerment, Psychological Flexibility, The Rosa Parks Award

Our Aim: To provide our community with positive self-management courses to support their mental health recovery journey. The Options Recovery College (ORC) was launched in 2014 to provide free educational courses for those wishing to [...]

Big movements to delay Parkinson’s disease

12 July 2016Categories: education, Fabulous Stuff, social and sporting collaborations to impact on public health, The Penguin Teamship Award, Training

Therapists are reaching to get their in-house exercise programme for people with Parkinson’s disease recognised as an official NHS treatment plan. The Parkinson’s STABLE programme – Staying Active with Big Limb Exercises – has been [...]

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