This Quality Improvement Report carried out an audit on the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST). It found that patients did not consistently have a MUST score documented, the scores were calculated incorrectly and that high MUST scores were not being acted on appropriately.
This case study describes the implementation of the NHS Safety Thermometer into small units within the independent sector and the impact on patient safety that it had in these units.
Studies report a reduction in inappropriate polypharmacy, errors, and cost achieved by pharmacist input in care homes. In addition, a pharmacist can identify gaps and lead on targeted actions in key therapeutic areas to support the provision of high quality care and safety for care home residents.
In September 2013, three meaningful activity facilitators were appointed to provide additional support for people with dementia across three older people’s wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Activities such as reminiscence, music therapy, and arts and crafts support physical, sensory and psychological well-being help to gain a deeper understanding of the person behind the dementia.
This improvement report discusses work undertaken at Medway NHS Foundation Trust to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers. The team involved designed a comprehensive database and investigated all acquired pressure ulcers through root cause analysis before creating an action plan.
This Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust project aimed to improve staff perception of patient safety, help service users to feel safe on the ward and improve medication safety.