Case studies about quality improvement making an impact
What do community nursing, high-risk medicines and dementia post-diagnostic support have in common? They are topics covered in our most-recent impact stories.
All of our work is co-designed, co-owned and co-delivered with our partners with the aim of building local improvement capacity to meet local need.
The impact stories below are the latest examples of how we work with partners to improve health and social care services in Scotland:
- Young people taking the lead in mental health services redesign
175 young people, families and carers lead mental health service redesign in Midlothian by being part of the 100 Day Challenge. What did they change in their classrooms and schools?
- How quality improvement is helping to keep mums and babies together
20% fewer term babies were admitted to neonatal units in Scotland thanks to QI work. What improvement steps did NHS boards take to keep mums and babies together?
- Changing commissioning practice through building relationships
We can empower individuals and communities by giving them real choices in their health and care needs. Because of the enthusiasm of the HSCPs we work with, what are the positive impacts of commissioning services based on collaboration that we see?
- It's a win-win for families and safe care
14 Scottish NHS boards joined our partnership working redesign to reduce harm to mums and children. How was it a win-win to measure less yet improve more?
- Creating the evidence base for a new model of community nursing care
We supported Health and Social Care Moray to evaluate evidence from a community nursing care model trial in a housing and healthcare collaboration. What was the result of our health economic analysis?
- Reducing harm from high-risk medicines
Taking NSAIDs with food is a key safety message now reaching every patient in Scotland thanks to our Community Pharmacy collaborative with NHS Highland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Fife and NHS Grampian. What else was achieved?
- Redesigning Primary Care to provide Post-diagnostic Support for people with dementia
27 GP practices in Scotland are testing moving dementia Post-diagnostic Support to primary care from psychiatry services. Read on to find out how this redesign is going.
New programme directory
If these examples have inspired you, our new ihub programme directory describes our four main approaches to improvement work. It also lists the 39 improvement programmes we’re currently working on.