These shared learning case studies show quality standards being used in local practice.

Multi-treatment Foster Care (MTFC) - also known as Intensive Fostering

Action for Children

Multi-treatment Foster Care poster

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Multi-treatment Foster Care (MTFC)
 

Action for Children piloted the Intensive Fostering (IF) programme, also known as Multi-Treatment Foster Care (MTFC). Multi-disciplinary teams and specially trained foster families worked intensively with young people placed in care by the Court to reward and reinforce good behaviour, improving their life chances, and returning them to their families where possible.

Sharing information to prevent alcohol related violence

Cardiff University

Sharing information to prevent alcohol related violence poster

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The effectiveness of anonymised information sharing and use in health service, police, and local government partnership for preventing violence related injury
 

Using anonymised data from the Emergency Department (ED), patients, the NHS, police and the local authority worked together to reduce alcohol related violence in Cardiff. Using the data in this way resulted in law enforcement resources being deployed more accurately and the formulation and implementation of wider policies to tackle alcohol misuse.

Improving care through complaints

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Improving care through complaints

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Applying CG138 NICE patient experience in adult NHS services and QS15 NICE quality standard for patient experience in adult NHS services to complaints & the complaint process
 

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust used every complaint as a learning opportunity to support healthcare staff in improving patient experience. Using the NICE guideline and accompanying quality standard on patient experience, the trust categorised and themed complaints to identify areas of poor practice and solutions to improving care.

Improving community support for people affected by dementia in Derby

Derby City Council

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Derby Dementia Support Service
 

Derby City Council has set up a comprehensive support service for people living with dementia, and their informal carers. The service demonstrates how commissioners are using the NICE quality standard to support people to live well with dementia.

Improving the health of people who present to ambulance services due to alcohol misuse

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Implementing an alcohol referral pathway: the experience of an ambulance service
 

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust used the NICE quality standard on alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use to establish a region-wide alcohol referral pathway. This places the patient at the centre of the care pathway, ensuring they receive the support they need to tackle their harmful drinking.

Using NICE quality standards to review dementia and end of life services

Cumbria Partnership NHS FT

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NICE Quality Standards for service reviews
 

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust used the NICE quality standards for end of life care and dementia to review current practice and identify ways of improving patient care.

A passport to successful patient engagement

NHS North West

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Demonstrating meaningful involvement and shared decision making with patients and the public is a real challenge for commissioners in the NHS, but essential to improving quality, innovation and productivity. NHS North West developed a COPD passport and Patient Leader Programme to empower respiratory patients and ensure that they receive the NICE standards of care for COPD when visiting respiratory services in the North West.

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