Academy Participants Projects from

Western General Hospital


Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Cohort 1

Julie Blackwood & Alistair Roberts - Improving communication with CAMHS inpatients and their families and carers.

Craig Stenhouse - Physical observations to be completed to 100% within the rehabilitation service at REH by December '17.

Cohort 2

Katharine Russell - Identify appropriate patients to attend Low Intensity Intervention groups in the OC

Louise Randell & Susan Simpson - Care pathways for severe AN & PD

Claire Fyvie & Donna Gilroy - Increasing access for older people to trauma-informed care

Cohort 3

Rebecca Lawrence- (REH) Redesign of Ritson Clinic Criteria for Referral/Admission

Cohort 4

Elaine McRoberts & Donna McLean - Improving the structure of MDT meetings in Older People's Mental Health

Joanna Skwarski & Janet Nicholson- By December 2017, reduce by 50% the number of telephone interriptions to REH dispensary

Cohort 5

Andrew Williamson - QI project to reduce the frequency of physical aggression, self injury and destruction of property in one ward of the Islay Centre by May 2018

Lucy Birch - Increasing access to psychological therapies for older people by reducing waiting times. 

Alyson Falconer - Psychological Therapies Access in South East Edinburgh

Fiona Barry - Access to Psychological Therapies in NW Edinburgh

Hazel Jamieson - Reducing Pressures on GPs

Tara Hargreaves  - Patient Perspective of Weight, and Weight Management on  a Mental Health Rehabilitation Ward

Louise Duffy  - Improving Communication in the CAMHS In-patient Unit

Cohort 6

Eileen Clark - Reducing the number of missing person reports made to the police from Inpatient adult mental health services.

Mandy Canning - Improving Vaccine Handling & Storage in GP Practices

Jane Owens - Improving Access to Low-intensity Evidence Based interventions from Anxiety in Schools