CaseStudies

Read a wide range of case studies from across NHS organisations and businesses developing service and technology innovations in the East of England.

  • Cardiac Rehab+ project uses new tech to save lives

    According to the British Heart Foundation, Cardiovascular disease still kills around one in four people in the UK. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a programme of exercise and information sessions to help people get back on their feet again after a heart attack, heart surgery or procedure and is an effective way of minimising future risks.

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  • Non-Injectable Arterial Connector

    The non-injectable connector (NIC), developed in Kings Lynn Hospital, helps to avoid complications associated with arterial lines by preventing bacterial contamination, blood spillage and accidental administration of medication into the artery.

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  • Tackling Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

    Even though the use of SSD endotracheal tubes with a proper cuff pressure monitor can reduce incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, this is not routine in all ventilated patients.

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  • Board development

    Investigations into high profile NHS failures have identified board dynamics as an important causal factor.

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  • Diabetes pre-pregnancy care

    Our Diabetes Clinical Study Group brings together specialists to improve outcomes for women with diabetes who are planning pregnancy.

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  • Human factors for organisational change

    Human Factors approaches, widely used in high risk industries such as aviation, seek to build a safety culture by addressing ‘people issues’: how we see, hear, think and function physically, how we relate to each other, and how the environment, job design and organisational factors shape human performance.

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  • Stroke telemedicine

    The East of England Stroke Telemedicine Service uses secure video conferencing to connect hospitals with stroke consultants out of hours.

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  • Lung cancer test

    Owlstone has developed a handheld breathalyser which can detect early stage lung cancer. The low-cost, non-invasive test has the potential to be used in national screening programmes and primary care settings, to diagnose lung cancer at an early stage and transform survival rates, potentially saving the NHS £245 million within three years.

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  • Patient flow bundle

    Ensuring that patients don’t stay in hospital for any longer than is clinically necessary frees up capacity in the system but also improves quality of care.

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  • Proactive discharge follow-up

    Bungay Medical Practice is a busy GP practice in Suffolk. Over the last five years the practice team has developed a follow-up process for all patients discharged from hospital which has helped to improve continuity of care and patient experience, while also avoiding unnecessary readmission and medication error.

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  • Severe hypoglycaemia

    Up to 100,000 ambulance 999 call outs are made each year in the UK for severe hypoglycaemia, with up to 10,000 a year in the East of England. Many of these calls are made repeatedly by the same patients, and many are preventable.

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  • Activ8rlives self-care system

    Aseptika’s simple Activ8rlives self-care system and home-use sputum test gives patients with long term respiratory disease early warning of chest infections, so that they can be treated effectively at home and reduce unplanned hospital admissions. The technology has the potential to save the NHS in excess of £50 million a year.

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