The Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Story: Part 3

Collaboration, Lamination & Adaptation It had been a busy few weeks just finding my way around the hospital, visiting the wards, infiltrating various forums, when I suddenly had a thought… Where is our AKI care bundle? I had a vague recollection of seeing one when I first met Dr Karl Bonnici (Acute Medicine Consultant) at my pre-interview visit to Stockport.  When I asked him the next…

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The Evaluation of the AKI Programme – A personal perspective from Ron Cullen

The evaluation of any national quality improvement programme has always proved difficult as it’s challenging to separate out what was emergent change that would have happened anyway, compared to the improvements that were a direct result of the programme. This requires using improvement science techniques based on trials methodologies. It is doubly difficult when the programme had an evolving nature to meet the demands of the…

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Richard Fluck at the closing event

Richard Fluck with the Think Kidneys celebration cake. Think Kidneys held a closing event in February, to mark the end of the three year programme. You can read more about the day here.

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The Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Story: Part 2

Inception – Raising AKI Awareness Campaign The second in a series of blogs from Wendy Oakes, AKI Specialist Nurse Part 2? Yes, because this is a reflective blog so let’s start at the beginning – March 2016.   Here I am, AKI specialist nurse, I feel a little uncomfortable and it’s not just because of the crisp new uniform but more down to using my job title…

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From Inception to IT Innovation – The Stockport NHS Foundation Trust Story

Wow, what a week!  I’m feeling very proud, slightly manic and if I’m honest, a little bit emotional. Just a few weeks ago, I presented an update to the head of nursing, matrons and ward managers in the Medicine Business Group outlining our ‘Raising AKI Awareness’ campaign progress and specifically, the exciting IT developments.  As usual, I ended my presentation with a ‘What’s Next?’ slide, one…

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