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…

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…

Value Management Approach to Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit, Crosshouse Hospital, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Value Management Approach to Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran Critically ill patients will often need the help and support of intensive care. We are able to provide help and assistance to patients if their body is not able to cope with overwhelming sickness or injury. Common…

A Simple Blood Test

In the surgical department at Crosshouse hospital the majority of patients have a blood test taken daily. A blood test is often thought to be a simple investigation that can offer a significant amount of information to clinical staff about what may causing a patient’s symptoms. They are accessible and non-invasive when compared to other forms of investigation….