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  1. This guide helps you understand the demand and capacity of a system and what you can do if there is a mismatch between them that has resulted in a backlog.

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

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  4. We support providers to follow best practice in nutrition and hydration to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and promote good wound healing.

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  5. NHS England and partners have published a series of quick guides to support local health and care systems.

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  6. Part of: Using costing information to support better outcomes

    We’ve been working with clinicians and costing teams across the country to understand how clinical and costing teams can work together more effectively.

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  7. Part of: Improving patient flow through urgent and emergency care

    This guide sets out clear recommendations to help acute trusts and community services reduce admissions and support early discharge for patients with respiratory conditions.

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  8. Part of: The SAFER patient flow bundle and Red2Green days approach , Criteria-led discharge

    Use this guide to encourage development of the use of discharge criteria to support patient discharge from hospital.

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  9. Advice for ambulance trusts and A&E delivery boards on what action to take during busy periods and should ambulances begin to queue. This aims to help reduce delays in handover of patients from ambulance services to emergency departments.

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  10. Many NHS trusts and foundation trusts are considering merging in pursuit of better integrated, higher quality, more cost effective care. These guides are based on advice from those who have already planned and implemented a merger.

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  11. We've partnered with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management to produce a guide to support recently appointed medical directors.

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  12. This guide explains our role across the whole system to help the NHS in England to become the safest healthcare organisation in the world. It describes our statutory patient safety duties and what we are doing to lead and support patient safety improvement across the NHS.

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  13. 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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  14. Part of: Rapid improvement guides for urgent and emergency care , Red2Green campaign , Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP)

    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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  15. 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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