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NICE Shared Learning Awards: top 20 examples 2011/12

We received over 50 submissions to our Shared Learning Database during 2011/12 - all of which were entered into the NICE Shared Learning Awards 2012. From these submissions, our panel of judges selected the best 20 examples and you can find out more about these 20 projects below. You can view and download the posters for each submission individually below, or download a portfolio of all 20 posters. In addition, the top three were shortlisted as finalists, and the overall winner, from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, was chosen by the audience at the NICE Conference in May. 2012.

Read more about the 2012 winning submission

Submitting an example to the shared learning database

2012 Winner

Cambridge university hospitals

Regional cooling service to reduce brain injury in newborn babies

East of England Perinatal Networks and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A service to improve the quality of care for newborn babies with serious brain injury, which showed dramatically improved results for care after championing NICE's guidance on therapeutic hypothermia.

2012 Finalist

Manchester Mental Health

Evidence-based services for alcohol use disorders in Manchester

Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust

A new care pathway for alcohol use disorders was developed following an expansion of the Trust's services. The Pathway was based on NICE's guidance on alcohol use disorders to ensure that service users receive evidence-based care.

2012 Finalist

West Middlesex image

New 'care bundle' on discharge from respiratory ward improves care for COPD patients

West Middlesex University Hospital

A ‘care bundle' of four evidence-based interventions is developed for COPD patients being discharged, to reduce variation in care, improve patient experience and ultimately reduce re-admission rates.

North tees imageOptimising the management of deteriorating patients in hospital

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust

A range of comprehensive initiatives based on NICE guidelines on acutely ill patients in hospital, have improved early monitoring and management of deteriorating patients.

Pennine Acute imageOccupational Health - assessing and managing obesity among NHS Acute Trust staff

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Focussing on staff obesity as part of a drive to reduce high levels of staff sickness absence.

NIHR Manchester imageImproving the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care

Greater Manchester CLAHRC and Leicester, Northamptonshire and Rutland CLAHRC

Producing audit and support tools to improve diagnosis and care for CKD patients.

Retford health imageCombating adult obesity - evaluating and improving a care pathway

Retford Health

General Practices in NHS Bassetlaw have been working collaboratively to run an evidence-based treatment programme for adult obesity, called Chrysalis, for three years.

Central manchester imageEducating patients to make informed choices about dialysis care

Manchester Royal Infirmary

A rigorous education programme based in the renal unit enables patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) to make informed choices about dialysis care.

Walsall imageIdentifying and treating malnutrition appropriately in nursing, care and residential homes

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Nutricia

Auditing the prevalence of malnutrition and ensuring that oral nutritional supplements are prescribed appropriately.

NHS Kent imagePutting NICE advice into primary care

NHS Kent and Medway

Developing QOF-style clinical prompts to support and monitor the uptake of NICE guidelines in primary care.

NHS ImprovementImproving access to psychological care after stroke

NHS Improvement

The NHS Stroke Improvement team developed a single resource to enable stroke services to offer psychological care to patients - bringing together summaries of NICE guidance and quality standards, and sharing the learning from seven national projects.

Musgrove ParkImproving the quality of specialist neonatal care

Musgrove Park Hospital

Using the NICE quality standard on specialist neonatal care to inform service improvement and deliver a better standard of specialised care for poorly newborn babies.

Leics fit for work imageMental health problems and sickness absence - who needs therapy?

Leicestershire Fit for Work Service (LFFWS)

LFFWS has received over 1,000 referrals from GPs. It uses the ‘flags system' to agree the obstacles to a return to work and aims to find out which interventions are most effective.

Nottingham Uni imageProviding nurse-led care for patients after a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

A nurse-led clinic for TIA patients, providing vital follow-up within one month of diagnosis.

RCN imageEducating nurses to carry out blood clot checks

Royal College of Nursing

A drive to make sure nurses and healthcare assistants are following NICE's venous thromboembolism (VTE) guidelines, raising awareness of the “silent killer.”

Royal Brompton imageIdentifying patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Identifying people with FH who would have otherwise been undetected and been left at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

NHS South of Tyne imageClosing the gap between evidence and practice in primary care

NHS South of Tyne and Wear

Developing and testing review criteria for recording compliance to key recommendations from NICE guidelines on the management of osteoporosis and depression.

Pennine Care imageImproving the management of blood pressure

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Developing an educational programme to help ensure all staff follow NICE hypertension guidelines, and reduce the number of inappropriate referrals back into general practice.

Eastbourne district imageAuditing SADIE: a local education programme for Type 1 Diabetes

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

The SADIE programme (Skills for Adjusting Diet and Insulin in East Sussex) was set up in Eastbourne to help local people with Type 1 Diabetes better control their blood sugar levels, and improve their quality of life.

Meriden Family imageA track record of delivering successful family interventions

The Meriden Family Programme

Training and supervising multi-disciplinary groups of clinicians, service users and carers, in evidence-based family interventions for families where a member has schizophrenia.

This page was last updated: 17 May 2012

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