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  1. Use this guide to minimise and manage the number of patients unable to book their first outpatient appointment through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS).

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  2. Part of: Rapid improvement guides for urgent and emergency care

    Use this visual management system to assist in the identification of wasted time in a patient’s journey. Reduce internal and external delays for in-patient wards in both acute and community settings.

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  3. This is a Royal College of Physicians guide for supporting junior doctors when prescribing in hospitals built on published evidence and best practice.

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  4. Part of: The SAFER patient flow bundle and Red2Green days approach

    These resources will help you implement the SAFER patient flow bundle.

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  5. Part of: The SAFER patient flow bundle and Red2Green days approach

    These resources will help you improve the effectiveness of your board rounds, as part of implementing the SAFER patient flow bundle.

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  6. Part of: The SAFER patient flow bundle and Red2Green days approach

    These resources will help you understand and adopt the principles governing best practice for ward rounds. They will also help you implement the SAFER patient flow bundle.

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  7. Part of: The SAFER patient flow bundle and Red2Green days approach

    These resources will help you undertake a stranded patient review in any setting, from the acute trust to reablement services. These should be multi-agency in approach. The result should support the patient along their journey, providing data and evidence to inform system change discussions.

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  8. An improvement resource to help health and social care economies reduce the number of Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSIs) with an initial focus on Escherichia coli (E.coli).

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  9. Part of: Creating a culture of compassionate and inclusive leadership

    These guides are for NHS organisations seeking to begin or build on their improvement capacity and capability.

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  10. Part of: Creating a culture of compassionate and inclusive leadership

    This is the second in a series of three resources designed to help NHS providers develop cultures that enable and sustain continuously improving safe, high quality and compassionate care.

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  11. This tool helps you to understand processes around paperwork and information flows, identifying hidden bottlenecks in processes that run parallel to the main patient journey processes.

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  12. This tool can help you to identify a project, get a baseline and evaluate how your process is currently operating as well as, helping you to assess whether your project has made a sustainable difference

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  13. The six-stage project management approach provides a framework for managing improvement projects in the NHS. We suggest you read through this overview before undertaking any actions relating to the stages. This will help to give you an overall picture and where the tools sit beneath the stages.

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  14. Select the best approach using this overview of the different methods of mapping processes and patient journeys.

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  15. This guide to better discharge planning can help reduce length of stay and ensure patients are ready to leave hospital, thereby reducing unnecessary readmissions

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