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Improving Quality and Safety with NHS Wales

From 1 April 2024, Improvement Cymru formerly join NHS Wales Executive as the Quality, Safety and Improvement directorate.

Cellular Pathology Team Improves Processing Speed for Cancer Samples

Improvement work undertaken at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) has increased the processing speed of urgent suspected cancer samples in its Cellular Pathology lab.

Let's celebrate your excellence in improvement and quality at the NHS Wales Awards 2024

The Awards are back with 12 new categories to showcase improvement work across health and care in Wales.

Angelton Clinic's improvement project to reduce inpatient falls: a collaborative success story

The team at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board’s Angelton Clinic have been using improvement techniques to reduce inpatient falls as part of the Safe Care Collaborative.

The Q Exchange is back for 2024 with an incredible funding opportunity

The next round of Q Exchange, the participatory funding programme with grants of up to £40,000 is now open for submissions.

Suspected Cancer Pathways project expands to focus on cellular pathology

A project aiming to minimise the time taken to diagnose cancers in Wales has been further expanded to focus on cellular pathology. 

Call 4 Concern service spreads to Cardiff and Vale UHB

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) has introduced Call 4 Concern to its hospitals, after Betsi Cadwaladr UHB successfully brought the service to Wales.

Project to shorten cancer pathway expands

A second group of cancer multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) has joined a project to minimise the time taken to diagnose cancer.

Winners of the NHS Wales Awards 2023 announced!

We’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s NHS Wales Awards, celebrating improvement work that has transformed the experience and outcomes for people in Wales.

Improvement Cymru Executive Team changes
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is improving outpatient pathways as part of Safe Care Collaborative

The Shaping Change team at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) is introducing a new approach to follow-up appointments to improve patient experience and relieve pressure on clinical teams.

Improving a suspected cancer pathway at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Improvement work to shorten the diagnostic and treatment pathway for colorectal cancers is showing early promise at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (UHB).

Improving healthcare language used for people with dementia can deliver better person-centred care

Research by Bangor University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has found that improving the language used in written case notes can result in better care for people living with dementia.

Statement on the NHS Wales Awards 2023

Following the statement from Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services about the escalation status of all Health Boards in NHS Wales, Welsh Government have had to make the difficult decision with Improvement Cymru to move this years in person NHS Wales Awards ceremony to a virtual online event.

NHS Wales Awards 2023 Finalists Announced
Research findings will optimise virtual mental health support for perinatal women

Virtual support offered to people experiencing mental health conditions during pregnancy and after birth is set to improve, following research by the Perinatal Community Mental Health Service (PCMHS) at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB).

New service enables patients to 'Call 4 Concern'

A new approach to patient safety at Ysbyty Gwynedd is ensuring that the voices of patients and their families are heard if they raise concerns about their deteriorating health.

The maternity and neonatal safety support programme's discovery phase report lays the foundations for fundamental change

The maternity and neonatal community in Wales has outlined the path to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies throughout the journey of new life.

A project idea developed in Wales wins Q Exchange funding
Learning from others and making new connections at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare
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