Planning for Quality Academy Participants

Projects from Western General Hospital


Cohort 1

Belinda Hacking - Increasing Access to Sexual Problems Clinic by Reducing Waiting

Audrey Campbell - Improving Flow and Safety in Oncology Assessment Area

Melinda Cuthbert - Reducing the number of patients in Acute Receiving Unit Beds 1&2 at WGH with wait time for medicines to be supplied from the hospital pharmacy

Gemma Couser, Christina Lilley & David Cameron - Improve accuracy and efficiency of the day case chemotherapy pathway

Cohort 2

Chris Stiring, Catherine Crombie, Sheena Kerr, Tracy Kershaw, Mhairi Collie & Anne Donaldson - Ensure 93.3% of all patients requiring colorectal surgery are properly informed, consented, prepared and discharged.

Oliver Young & Shelley-Marie O'Hare - Optimising breast cancer follow up

Cohort 3

Lyndsay Cameron, Nick Church & Kris Wright - To provide timely and patient-centred access to diagnostic and theraputic endoscopy procedures for patients treated within NHS Lothian

Francis Yuille, Zor Muang, Douglas McCormick - Quality Improvement in the Lung Cancer Pathway

Fiona Gaskell - To achieve a reduction of 30% in un-necessary return visits to ambulatory care at the WGH by August 2017

Stuart McLellan - Reforming routine follow up of patients on long term ventilation

Cohort 4

Colin Noble, Nikki Inglis, Neil Boyle & Anne Smith - Endoscopy QIP in NHS Lothian

Catriona Rostron - To make the WGH a centre of excellence for a whole-Hospital approach to the care of older people and those with dementia within 3 years.

Johnny McKnight - Understanding and improving 4, 8 and 12 hour performance in medical ARAU trolleys

Cohort 5

Rachel Brodie - Reducing Delayed Discharge in WGH

Louise Hanlon & Ellie Hunter - Improving in-room efficiency within the endoscopy suite

Cohort 6

Gill Wilkie, Jenny Fleming, Mary MacLeod & Terri Ratcliffe - Streamlining Patient Access to the Urology Service

Cohort 7

Gordon Duncan, Vivien McKay, Kathryn Anderson, Lorna Whitecross - Managing Frailty at the Front Door Interface

Stuart Ritchie - Improving the Inpatient Diabetes Care - which bit to look at

Ravneet Batra - Hepatitis C testing in IHTT patient cohort