This project sought to develop and test an initial framework of integrated working to facilitate person centred care for patients and families at the end of their life who are being cared for at home.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) funded nurse-led projects through the Creating Connections Programme. The aim of the programme is to support nurse leaders in the community to develop new approaches to enable people to stay well and/or deliver care in the community, designed with individuals, families and voluntary groups, in collaboration with professional partners from relevant agencies.
The projects are now all complete, and the reports are available below, and on each project’s individual page. QNIS interviewed each project lead about their project, and the results can be seen within each project page.
If you have found these projects interesting, you may wish to find out more about one of our other programme – Catalyst for Change.
This project sought to explore the experiences of patients, carers, community nurses and other health and social care staff in relation to issues with indwelling urinary catheters in the community setting that trigger unplanned district nurse visits.
This project sought to pilot two new initiatives:
Improve assessment and signposting for people who maybe more vulnerable to risk of domestic fires
With a local housing provider and tenants, pilot a Good Neighbour, Good Neighbourhood initiative to support people to feel safer in their community.
The aim of this project was to design and pilot a pathway for delivering integrated support between the NHS and the Third Sector to people at risk of cancer-related lymphoedema.