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Bevan Exemplar Projects 2018-19

16th Jan 2020

Overview:

A showcase compendium of Bevan Exemplar projects from 2018-19

Further Information:

Bevan Exemplars demonstrate outstanding examples of innovative practice and this year we are proud to have supported 37 excellent projects across NHS Wales that have improved health and care, patient experiences and demonstrated good value for money.

Since the Exemplar programme was established in 2015, over 200 successful projects have been delivered– all of which are making a real difference at grass roots level whether in primary care, the community or hospitals across all areas of Wales.

Bevan Exemplars are big thinkers from every part of the NHS in Wales. They are committed to driving transformational change in their Health Boards and Trusts, and demonstrate personal commitment and courage to deliver their projects in the face of a range of barriers and on top of the pressures of their day-to-day work.

Highlights from this cohort include:

  • Developing a programme in partnership with patients, NHS educators and Continence Nurse Specialists (CNS) to help people with incontinence, support early intervention, prevent long-term complications and unplanned admissions to hospital

  • Developing an app that was designed following patient feedback, to guide patients who have had breast or axillary surgery for breast cancer through exercises aiming to maintain shoulder function and allow them to get into position for radiotherapy. This has led to a decrease in urgent referrals to physiotherapy

  • Improving safeguarding of patients in primary care by developing a group to share best practice, to prevent harm through early intervention and promoting wellbeing 

  • Transforming the care of the walking wounded by developing a trauma ambulatory care unit that enables patients to be treated safely and appropriately on the same day, avoiding admission to a hospital bed

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