All impact case studies (healthcare)

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Surgeon

Improving surgical training

Findings from research on how surgeons interact are being used to improve surgical training, and implemented In 'Training the trainers' surgical courses.

Surgery instruments

The human element of surgery

A new tool assessing the quality of team-related behaviours of the core members of an operating theatre team has been mandated for national use by the National Patient Safety Agency and implemented in several other countries.

Elderly patient

Shaping long-term care funding in England

An ESRC research project modelling future trends for UK's ageing population proved pivotal in providing research evidence for the Government's reform of social care funding in England.

Globe and magnifying glass

Putting healthcare on the map

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership project helped Dr Foster Intelligence to assess the best way to visualise complex health data on maps - leading to the development of the cutting-edge web application Population Health Manager.

Data flow

Better use of hospital data

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership project improved data gathering, performance monitoring and service management for NHS Middlesbrough and NHS Redcar and Cleveland, enhancing local Quality and Outcome Frameworks.

Studying scan images

More effective breast cancer care

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership enabled the charity Breast Cancer Care to plan services for groups of people with breast cancer who have traditionally been under-served.

Crowd in street

Local healthcare with geodemographics

Research using geographic information systems and geodemographics helped Camden Primary Care Trust target health campaigns, leading to significant savings.

Checklist

Quality in staff performance

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust and the University of Bath has helped to develop improved performance management systems for staff, along with new management training courses.

Surgery patient

Explaining surgery risks to patients

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership improved University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire's communication with patients - explaining more effectively the risks of invasive procedures.

Ambulance

Reduced costs for patient transport

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between York Hospitals NHS Trust and Manchester Business School is expected to produce substantial savings in patient transport - over £120K annually in contract costs and over £200K in ad-hoc transport.

Doctor in hurry

Training junior doctors

A KTP Partnership based at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust established training practices for junior doctors and spearheaded the local Medical Workforce Skills Mix Analysis group - leading to a successful bid for £106k from the Strategic Change Fund.

Nurse and patient

Better care for the critically ill

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership helped hospital staff in the care of critically ill patients, developing a new model of care and improved data reporting.

Hospital staff

Healthcare with healthy living strategy

A collaboration between South Tyneside Healthcare NHS, the University of Teesside and the University of Sunderland led to substantial cost savings due to reduced sickness and stress-related absenteeism, and less staff turnover.

Operating

Effective operating theatres

More efficient scheduling led to estimated cost savings of over £400,000 a year at the Manchester Royal Infirmary by enabling 700 extra operations to be performed each year, reducing cancellations and over-runs.

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