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New system reduces medication errors Read more

Use of a new dispensing system for inpatient medication for complex intermediate care patients has demonstrated a reduction in medication errors, reduced time by pharmacy staff to prepare medications for patients and reduced time for drug administration by nursing staff.

The Life Rooms Read more

A new approach to delivering health, wellbeing and community services in Merseyside has seen three new community hubs open in four years with over 80,000 visits.

Keeping lone workers safe in community healthcare Read more

An innovative lone worker device is improving safety for community health workers at an NHS trust in Merseyside – and providing the trust with real time data about the services they provide.

Coaching for Culture with Mersey Care Read more

A group of district nursing team leaders from South Liverpool took part in the 2018-19 cohort of the Innovation Agency’s coaching for culture programme. The team, led by care manager Anita Williams, were all from Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Coaching for Culture with North West Boroughs Read more

A group of clinical staff from Warrington took part in the 2018-19 cohort of the Innovation Agency’s coaching for culture programme. Led by assistant clinical director Hazel Hendriksen, the team was from Kingsley Ward, part of North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Coaching for Culture with The Walton Centre Read more

A team of ward nurses from Merseyside took part in the 2018-19 cohort of the Innovation Agency's coaching for culture programme. The team, led by ward manager Sharon Mcloughlin, were all from the Dott Ward at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

Transfer of care from hospitals to community pharmacies Read more

Pharmacies in Cheshire and Merseyside are being notified by their local hospital when a patient is discharged who might need help with their medication. The initiative, called Transfer of Care Around Medicines, is improving patient safety and quality of care – and saved the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside an estimated £9.5 million over the three years to Spring 2019.

Digital appointment management in East Lancashire Read more

Switching from a traditional, letter-based appointment management system to a digital patient portal is saving one NHS trust in Lancashire over £120,000 a year – and freeing up 30,000 reusable appointments that would otherwise have been wasted.

Chemotherapy at home Read more

The delivery of chemotherapy treatment at home for people with cancer in Cheshire and Merseyside is estimated to have saved the NHS nearly £400,000 – with almost all patients saying they preferred receiving their treatment at home.

Smartphone tech transforms home care in Liverpool Read more

Liverpool is leading the way in the use of smartphone technology to deliver and monitor care in people’s homes. The city is the first to introduce a digital system with almost all domiciliary care providers – giving instant information about 9,000 vulnerable residents to their families and professionals.

Affordable medical simulation training Read more

A new medical training device is being produced at a fraction of the cost of established models – leading to an increase in training opportunities and safer surgery.

AF and stroke prevention in the North West Coast Read more

Our ongoing work to identify atrial fibrillation (AF) has led to more than 500 potential stokes being avoided, saving around £11.2m in NHS resources, from 2014 to early 2018.

Innovation Scouts Read more

A community of Innovation Scouts is helping to develop a culture of innovation within health care organisations throughout the North West Coast.

Community Wellbeing Practices Read more

NHS providers and commissioners in Halton have been working with a social enterprise, Wellbeing Enterprises, to deliver Community Wellbeing Practices which have reduced demand on services – and improved the health of local people.

3D printing to improve surgical outcomes Read more

Surgeons at three Liverpool hospitals are using detailed, 3D printed anatomical models created from patient scan data to improve operative results and drive hospital efficiencies.

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