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Publications

Kick Starts for QI in North West Coast Download

The Innovation Agency is providing a fund offering small grants to enable collaborations among Q members in the North West Coast.

Innovation Agency stakeholder research report Download

A report about perceptions of the Innovation Agency has been published following an independent survey.

PrescQIPP e-learning package Download

E-learning package for domiciliary care staff in nursing and residential homes for PrescQIPP, the NHS-funded organisation that supports optimised prescribing.

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Case Studies

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.

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Podcasts

Clare Mahoney - can social prescribing help tackle the inverse care law? Listen

Clare Mahoney, Senior Transformation Manager Social Model of Health Liverpool CCG, talks about building data capabilities that help us determine whether we are reaching those who are furthest away from care and support.

Kate Hall-Wright - 25 year environment plan mental health programme Listen

Kate Hall-Wright, Policy Adviser Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA), talks about Government

Jo Ward - The Social Prescribing Network and the creative health agenda Listen

Jo Ward, North West Social Prescribing Network Co-Chair, talks about social prescribing and arts and culture.

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Videos

Professor Tony Marson re Connected Health Cities Watch

Professor Tony Marson of the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust describes the challenges and aspirations for improving clinical pathways through Connected Health Cities, by creating learning healthcare systems. Prof Marson is the clinical lead for unplanned seizure admissions. More information here: https://www.connectedhealthcities.org/connected-health-cities/north-west-coast/

Doug Hopkins on how Salaso’s physio films boost patient confidence Watch

Salaso have developed a suite of online physio videos to increase patient confidence in, commitment to and compliance with rehab exercises. Salaso physio videos reduce clinical variation and improve rehab and recovery. Doug says the Innovation Agency helped the company in building relations with the right people in the health service.

Nick Gray of UKDI describes his pioneering stretcher Watch

UKDI produces the Recovery +. This lightweight, three-part foldable stretcher is made from plastic and is designed to provide a range of safe options to respond to planned and unplanned emergencies. It has now been in NHS operational use for nearly two years with very positive reviews. Nick said the Innovation Agency helped the company make contact with the appropriate figures in the NHS to promote the product.