Take a look at the case studies of nurse-led projects

These projects could not be delivered without the funding that we receive from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, our innovation project partner. Read our Impact Report highlighting the projects that took place in 2013-2014.

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Relationships in Dementia

A new diagnosis of dementia can put a huge strain on any relationship. This case study describes a therapeutic support group for couples, where one of them has a new diagnosis of dementia.

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Practice Development in Community Palliative Care

The key goal of palliative care is the achievement of best quality of life for patients and their families.

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English for Health

This project sought to improve the health care of non-English speaking patients, and reduce inequality of access to health care within South Warwickshire. It taught patients health-related English to reduce reliance on translation services.

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Mental Health of Older Men

The aim of the project was to improve the physical and mental well being of older men living in Essex by raising awareness of specific health issues, reducing isolation and promoting social inclusion.

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Working Together for Health

The aim of the project was to improve the dental health, diet and physical activity of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within a Primary School for children with special needs in Manchester.

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Improving leg ulcer care

Venous leg ulcers affect many people, are slow to heal and frequently reoccur, taking time and resources to treat. This project aimed to improve care for these patients through a new care pathway.

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Rural Hearts

This project aimed to deliver a programme of cardiac rehabilitation to patients with heart disease living in rural areas, who cannot attend hospital-based programmes.

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Patient Visit Scheduling Tool

A project improved the experience of housebound patients through a new IT patient allocation system. The improved reliability of timed visits by District Nurses and has been widely adopted elsewhere.

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Venous Access Device

Central Venous Access Devices deliver chemotherapy for patients at home, reducing the need to attend hospital. This project developed such a service in the community for people living in Belfast.

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Water for Wellbeing project

There are serious adverse affects resulting from dehydration and many older people do not drink enough water. This project aimed to increase fluid intake by older people to benefit their health and wellbeing.

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Text UR School Nurse

A Smartphone application gives young people access to key health information 24 hours a day. It engages them and encourages them to consider and change behaviour with regard to their health.

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Enteral to Oral

Enteral feeding or tube feeding is often necessary to ensure adequate nutrition in sick infants and children. Weaning a child off enteral feeding can be difficult and this project sought to address the challenges.

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Palliative Wellbeing in Powys

A community nurse programme to develop effective and holistic support for people who have received a terminal diagnosis, to help them and their families manage their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Children receive dedicated support for long term conditions such as diabetes from a multi-disciplinary team. There are risks associated with the transition to adult services, due to a whole range of factors.

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Hepatitis B Community Clinic

The aim of the project was to develop a specialist, nurse-led GP practice based viral Hepatitis service within Lambeth and Southwark.

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Health Champions for the Homeless

The use of ‘health champions’ has proven to have a significant impact on fellow users’ attitudes and knowledge about health, accepting of lifestyle advice and access to medical care, especially in primary care.

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