Case studies

1 September 2017


Each year the number of people living with dementia is growing, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. It is estimated that 70 per cent of people currently in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems, highlighting the increasing need for care homes to be supportive environments for people wit...

8 August 2017


The Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London, one of our partners, has been successfully using online tools to improve care in a number of ways. In this case study, we hear about how it works and what it’s helped achieve in three East London boroughs. Three east London CCGs (City & Hack...

29 June 2017


Patients frequently move across different parts of the health service.  To ensure patient safety, it is vital that an accurate record of their medication is maintained and communicated appropriately. Medicines-related patient safety incidents are more likely when medicines reconciliation happens mor...

22 June 2017


In Newham there are just 53 GP practices to serve a growing population of over 300,000 patients. This presents a huge challenge to deliver high quality care with limited resources. UCLPartners and Newham Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to equip primary care staff in Newham with valu...

14 June 2017


The importance of an organisation’s culture has become more prominent in recent years following the publication of the Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry and the Berwick review and it is now accepted that healthy cultures are crucial to ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care.  The Five Year Forward View (5YFV...

14 June 2017


In September 2016, the government announced funding totalling £816 million for ground-breaking research in the UK over five years. Funding was awarded to 20 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs); NHS and University partnerships, which host the development of ground-breaki...

14 June 2017


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and sight loss as a result of diabetes are serious and common eye conditions that affect more than 625,000 people in the UK and over 100 million people worldwide.  Treatment of these conditions puts a huge pressure on the NHS and this is increasing with more people living lon...

14 June 2017


Increasing demands on general practice have intensified in recent years as the NHS struggles to train and retain GPs who are managing heavier and more complex workloads. As the NHS moves towards new models of care based around care closer to home, many activities previously undertaken in hospital settings are now b...

14 June 2017


The education of health professionals is fundamental to achieving the scale and pace of change needed to address the healthcare challenges we are facing in England. Substantial changes in the population’s healthcare needs amid increasing financial pressures mean that the NHS workforce will need to adapt to delive...

14 June 2017


Eliminating unacceptable variations in health indicators and the outcomes of care, integrating care and finite resources around the needs of patients and populations, and realising the potential of new technologies and digital platforms, all require the adoption and spread of effective innovative practices. ...

13 June 2017


Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects around one million people in the UK; 250,000 of whom are undiagnosed. It causes an irregular or abnormally fast heart rate and is estimated to be responsible for approximately 15-20% of all strokes nationally. It is estimated that more than half of AF-related strokes could be preven...

1 December 2016


Since joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator in 2015, Fellow Andrea Haworth has made significant impact with digital health innovation SAPIENTIA™ - a genome analytics software which enables healthcare professionals to interrogate the human genome for pathogenic mutations likely to be the cause of a patient’s inherited d...

10 June 2016


Supporting partnership working to improve the lives of people with cancer and heart disease. The challenge Cancer and cardiovascular disease account for two thirds of all premature deaths before the age of 75 in London. To help address this, proposals were developed by clinical teams across the partnership, and supported ...