ACEP Speciality prescribing report and template

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Acute Care Specialty Effective Prescribing Reviews   NHS Ayrshire & Arran has established an Acute Care Effective Prescribing Group (ACEPG). The group has been tasked with reviewing quality and effectiveness of all areas of prescribing within Acute Care in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. To support this work the ACEPG has carried…

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care By Gordon Oates, National Procurement’s Technology Enhancement Programme Manager (NHS National Services Scotland) Data is fast becoming the world’s most valuable commodity. Over recent years, the insight and knowledge extracted from data has opened up new opportunities for people, businesses and governments. It’s helped…

The Care Home Continence Improvement Project

The Care Home Continence Improvement Project Applying the principles of Realistic Medicine at NSS – continence care case study The Care Home Continence Improvement project, developed by NHS National Procurement, part of NHS National Services Scotland, is a great example of a project which used the principles of Realistic Medicine to improve outcomes for not…

Case Study – NHS Orkney

“Realistic Medicine” has prompted and supported changes to the way NHS Orkney deliver maternity care for women with diabetes in a remote setting   The aim is to provide as much care locally as is safely possible, reducing unnecessary and costly travel and disruption for women and families and avoiding taking up unnecessary appointment times…

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making Healthcare libraries have a different role to public libraries. Whilst they do hold books on healthcare topics to support staff professional development, they also provide valuable support to staff in their day-to-day work with patients. NHS librarians may be asked by health professionals to look for…

Please Ask Campaign

Summary of “Please ask” posters It is important to us all that our patients, their families and carers are fully involved in every aspect of their care from admission through to discharge. The “Please ask” posters were developed in NHS Ayrshire and Arran to encourage patients, relatives and carers to ask 4 important question about…

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire and Arran

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) & the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire & Arran   We have been working on the My Clinical Outcomes project which allows chemotherapy to be adjusted according to toxicity experienced by patients My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge Website link: https://www.myclinicaloutcomes.com/case-study/cic YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFK7JpkNCno      

Improving health and reducing inequalities through the delivery of a Better Health model

NHS Ayrshire and Arran have developed a hub service designed for health improvement. The Better Health model aims to empower people to improve their health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and ensure people can access the right information at the right time relevant to the individual and their family circumstances. Improving health and reducing inequalities through…

Realistic Medicine Survey 2018 – Summary Report

In October 2018, a survey was distributed widely across the health and social care sector in Scotland to explore staff views on Realistic Medicine.  This report details the survey process, its findings and its implications for the further development and implementation of Realistic Medicine. Realistic Medicine Survey 2018 – Summary Report

Realistic Medicine Resources – NHS Lanarkshire

Realistic Medicine Resources from NHS Lanarkshire NHS Lanarkshire have developed a range of resources to support the roll out of Realistic Medicine in the Health Board. These resources are available below: A 5 Questions poster and card design Five Questions Poster – Card A ‘5 Questions Answered’ design for use with cataract patients 5Qs Answered…