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Testing air ‘scrubber’ machines Read more

A collaboration created by the Innovation Agency has established a reliable and consistent process for determining the effectiveness of units which reduce airborne infections. This development has the potential to reduce hospital-acquired infections. NHS Supply Chain now recommends that all companies supplying air disinfection equipment should have biovalidation data that indicates the impact of air disinfection equipment on a recognised COVID-19 surrogate organism to be eligible for procurement. Currently there is a single facility in Liverpool that was recently set up which can provide this data.

New psychology role in primary care Read more

A new psychology trainee role in general practice settings is providing mental health support to individuals and community groups, offering techniques to prevent anxiety and low mood, stress and promote positive emotional wellbeing.

Building an AI model for alcohol-related hospital admissions Read more

The Innovation Agency worked with the Hartree Centre, Liverpool CCG and the University of Liverpool on a model that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the risk of admission to hospital of patients with alcohol-related illnesses.

A cloud-based audit tool Read more

A cloud-based audit platform is helping staff at seven NHS trusts to streamline their auditing processes through one simple and easy-to-use system, saving time and money – and ultimately leading to improvements in care.

Health Coaching Read more

A Lancashire man whose health suffered through weight gain and high blood pressure made changes with help from a health coach – and is now enjoying an active lifestyle for the first time in years.

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.

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