District nursing students lead change to reduce pressure ulcers in care homes

NHS England | October 2018 | District nursing students lead change to reduce pressure ulcers in care homes

District nursing students at the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCT) led a programme of work to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in local care homes.  A case study of the programme is featured on NHS England’s Atlas of Shared Learning, it has demonstrated pressure ulcer reduction, as well as improved staff and resident experience, combined with better use of resources (NHS England).

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See also: Nurse leadership in providing a virtual community placement for nursing students

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NHS opens international search for new innovations

NHS England | September 2018 | NHS opens international search for new innovations

NHS England is calling on the best innovators from across the world to apply to join two schemes that aim to ensure NHS patients benefit from new technology faster.

Two programmes that look to spread innovation across the NHS have opened for new applications as NHS England once again champions the spread of the latest and greatest new technology.

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Through the Innovation Technology Payment (ITP) NHS England can directly fund a small group of proven innovations to help spread them at scale across the NHS.

 

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) provides tailored support to innovators with compelling evidence-based innovations, to enable their innovations to be taken up at pace across the NHS. Eligible innovations must address one or more of the following priorities: prevention and early diagnosis (cancer, cardiovascular disease), mental health, primary care (Source: NHS England).

Applications for the ITP are open until noon on 3 October 2018, should be made on the NHS England Innovation website.

Applications for the NIA are open until midnight on 24 October 2018, should be made on the NHS Innovation Accelerator website.

Read the full release at NHS England

 

Further details about the Accelerator programme are here 

Improving asthma and COPD in primary care

NHS England | August 2018 | The Atlas of Shared Learning 

A new case study on NHS England’s Atlas of Shared Learning shows how asthma and COPD in primary care can be improved.   Following training for level 6 COPD and asthma care, the practice nurse at a Northumberland general practicerecognised the unwarranted variation between best and current practice within her GP surgery and addressed this by changing how their respiratory conditions were managed with more focus on patient empowerment and self-management, which is having a positive effect on patients ( Source: NHS England).

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The case study looks at how value can be added, changes and lessons learnt

The full case study is available from NHS England 

NHS70: spotlight on cancer

NHS England |August 2018 |NHS70: spotlight on cancer

More people are surviving cancer than ever before. As we continue to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, we shine the spotlight on some of the key milestones that improved cancer diagnosis, treatment and care over the decades, as well as looking to the future on NHS cancer care.

NHS England will also explore some of the work of the National Cancer Programme, as the NHS implements an ambitious. They have produced a timeline of cancer care improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and care (Source: NHS England).

You can watch the video here:

 

The NHS has played a major role in advancing cancer treatment and care locally, nationally and globally. In this video, we acknowledge some of the key milestones that marked huge improvements in cancer prevention, treatment and care.

 

Full details are available from NHS England