Case Studies

CLAHRC BITE: Evaluating extended access to general practice

We conducted an independent, academic evaluation of the activity, processes and outcomes associated with six primary care ‘demonstrator’ communities in Greater Manchester, each of which endeavoured to extend access to primary care.  

CLAHRC BITE: Helping arthritis patients using app technology

We’re working in partnership with The University of Manchester, Arthritis Research UK and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust to develop, test and evaluate REMORA (REmote MOnitoring of Rheumatoid Athritis), a smartphone app for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to regularly log their symptoms between clinical appointments. The information captured within the app is sent directly […]

Preventing type 2 diabetes in Salford

What did we do? As part of our preventing type 2 diabetes work we developed an award-winning telephone support service, with improvements recorded in three-quarters of patients. How did we do it? We worked with Salford Diabetes Care on an impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) care call project which aimed to delay or reduce the risk […]

Innovative stroke assessment tool developed to streamline care

What did we do? We created a tailored assessment tool to help determine the specific care needs for individual stroke patients, six months after their stroke. How did we do it? The Greater Manchester Stroke Assessment Tool (GM-SAT) is a free, evidence-based assessment tool designed specifically for a six month post-stroke review. GM-SAT identifies a […]

CLAHRC BITE: Evaluating extended access to general practice

We conducted an independent, academic evaluation of the activity, processes and outcomes associated with six primary care ‘demonstrator’ communities in Greater Manchester, each of which endeavoured to extend access to primary care.  

Identifying the missing thousands with undiagnosed chronic kidney disease

What did we do? Our chronic kidney disease (CKD) projects support GP practices to improve identification and management of people with early stage CKD. It’s been identified that there are fewer people in Greater Manchester diagnosed with CKD than the expected prevalence suggests there should be, meaning that people who have CKD may not be […]

Improving access to primary care

What did we do? Our research has demonstrated the impact of changes to the amount of time general practices are open and, as part of the process of carrying out the research, led to changes in the primary care strategy for Greater Manchester that is being implemented over the next five years. How did we […]

Helping to provide better care for cancer patients

What did we do? To help provide better care for cancer patients, we worked with the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership (MCIP – a partnership led by Macmillan Cancer Care and the NHS Manchester North, Central and South Clinical Commissioning Groups, and working with organisations across primary, community, acute and end-of-life care) to identify the workforce training […]

Success in tackling chronic kidney disease

What did we do? We’ve worked collaboratively with Knowsley Medical Centre in Bury to improve their register of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The practice has completed objective one of our Bury CKD and hypertension project, checking their CKD register to ensure everyone on it does have CKD and that they are correctly recorded. […]

Working together to prevent acute kidney injury in Salford

We’re working with NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust to prevent acute kidney injury in Salford and improve kidney care. This case study originally featured on the Think Kidneys website in August 2015.

Reducing the risk of diabetes in Salford

14The situation Type 2 diabetes costs the NHS £8.8billion per year and prevalence is ever increasing. Without intervention, 50% of people with its precursor condition, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), will develop the condition within ten years. Salford, a city with high deprivation and obesity levels, has approximately 7000 people with IGT. Our response Working collaboratively […]

Stroke assessment tool has national impact

The situation In 2007, the six month post-stroke review was laid out as a quality marker in the Department of Health’s National Stroke Strategy. The strategy said that people who have had a stroke should receive a review of their health and social care needs six weeks, six months and then annually after their stroke […]

Introduction of Community Physical Health Coordinators results in better physical health for people with severe and enduring mental illness

28CLAHRC Greater Manchester, in collaboration with Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), has developed and tested the implementation of effective and sustainable ways to improve the physical health of people with severe and enduring mental illness (SMI). The new approach has been featured as a case study in […]

New model of working, developed with MMHSCT, equals better use of GP time and resources

The introduction of a Community Physical Health Coordinator (CPHC) has physical health benefits for people with mental illness – and results in more co-ordinated working between GPs, Care Coordinators and other teams. CLAHRC Greater Manchester has been working in collaboration with Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) on a new model of working […]

Clinical education: Improving the management of heart failure in primary care

Over the past 12 months, a series of clinical heart failure education sessions have been held across NHS Bury and Wigan Borough CCGs, as part of the Greater Manchester Heart Failure Investigation Tool (GM-HFIT) programme. This comprehensive programme of work aims to improve the quality of heart failure management in NHS primary care by improving […]

Severe mental illness and physical health project results in joined-up care for Neha

Neha*, a 46 year old woman from South Asia, has been involved with mental health services in Greater Manchester since 2008. She has a diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia and has worked with Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Teams on several occasions. She has also worked with the Community Mental Health Team twice but, prior to becoming […]

Improving care for CKD patients at Leigh Family Practice

Practice nurse, Jane Rushton, tells the story of how her practice used IMPAKT to improve identification and care for their patients during the CLAHRC facilitated improvement project. The full case study can be found in the CKD resources section.

How the severe mental illness and physical health project is helping Mark

GM CLAHRC is collaborating with Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) on a project focussing on improving the physical health care of people with severe mental illness. One part of the project involves the use of a ‘Physical Health Link Worker’ to improve the co-ordination and communication […]

Muriel Norton monitors her own blood pressure

Muriel Norton, a patient at Dr Sivakumar and Dr Gude’s surgery in Astley.  She had been monitoring her own blood pressure at home, but was unsure as to whether she was measuring her blood pressure in the right way. She didn’t fully understand what the blood pressure readings produced by her monitor meant. She found […]

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