Best practice case studies

The NHS Confederation has published further case studies highlighting examples of best practice:

Best practice case studies

The NHS Confederation has published a series of case studies highlighting examples of best practice:

STP governance and engagement

NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS England have published CCG lay members, non-executive directors and STP governance and engagement. 

This briefing brings together ideas from four workshops organised in February 2017 for lay members on CCG governing bodies and non-executive directors from NHS Trusts.  The report reflects the discussions that took place on issues such as the importance of governance and accountability and developing working relationships across STP footprints.

The report also sets out some recommendations from NHS England and NHS Improvement which include:.

  • Consider a central online resource showcasing examples of national good practice.
  • Consider the governance and engagement issues relating to the development of accountable care systems.
  • Take a coordinated approach to embedding the role of lay members and NEDs in sustainability and transformation partnerships.

It also includes next steps and actions for lay members/NEDs, national bodies and STP leads which are intended to support the successful implementation of STP and new models of care.

Read the report here

Improving quality and safety in healthcare

NHS Improvement has published a shared learning resource on Improving quality and safety in healthcare. 

This resource contains case studies from providers that have been rated ‘good’ for safety by the Care Quality Commission.  They offer practical guidance to developing and spreading good practice on the following:

Read more at NHS Improvement

Transforming healthcare through collaboration

This report explores the ways that companies, governments and researchers around the world are collaborating to improve the innovation process in health, from the way that problems are identified to how new products and services are created and then adopted by providers of healthcare.

The guide is the result of a collaboration with the State of São Paulo and the UK government and involved testing open innovation methods in Brazil through two pilot projects. It identifies open innovation approaches across the innovation cycle.

The report lists the following success factors and challenges for open innovation initiatives:

  1. Respond to gaps in the innovation system.
  2. Start small and simple.
  3. Gain support from health leadership.
  4. Provide opportunities for interdisciplinary working.
  5. Focus on innovators as well as innovation.

Download the full document: Open innovation in health: A guide to transforming healthcare through collaboration 

A guide to managing efficient elective care

Guidance for NHS staff involved the delivery of acute elective care who want to understand how best to manage and deliver referral to treatment (RTT) pathways and standards | NHS Improvement

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Our guide covers those areas which support the operational delivery of an effective RTT pathway, including demand and capacity planning, elective access policies, performance management and reporting.

It gives advice on the management of the RTT pathway, derived from what we’ve learned from helping NHS organisations across the country to deliver and sustain short waiting times for treatment

Also included are:

Read the full overview here

The core guidance is available here

 

Towards evidence-based emergency medicine

Horner, D. (2017) Emergency Medicine Journal. 34(5) pp. 331-334.

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Best Evidence Topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practicing clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail to allow clinicians to update searches whenever necessary. Each BET is based on a clinical scenario and ends with a clinical bottom line which indicates, in the light of the evidence found, what the reporting clinician would do if faced with the same scenario again.

The BETs published below were first reported at the Critical Appraisal Journal Club at the Manchester Royal Infirmary or placed on the BestBETs website. Each BET has been constructed in the four stages that have been described elsewhere. The BETs shown here together with those published previously and those currently under construction can be seen at http://www.bestbets.org. Two BETs are included in this issue of the journal.

Read the full abstract here