The projects participating in the Adopt and Spread Programme


The Adopt and Spread (A&S) Programme started in late 2019 with the recruitment of adoption sites for Exemplar Innovations. The successful adoption sites recruited on the programme in January 2020 are shown below. Whilst the majority are active, there may be changes or disruptions due to teams and services being affected by Covid-19.


S-CAMHS Practitioners and co-production (ABUHB)

Formulation training for S-CAMHS Practitioners to develop a co-production model of problem identification between practitioners and the young person.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Safeguarding peer support groups in primary care (ABUHB)

Optimising the care of vulnerable adults and children in primary care through the development of multidisciplinary peer support groups.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board

  • Hywel Dda University Health Board

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (with 3 sites)


Six Steps education programme for supporting Palliative and End of Life Care (BCUHB)

A successful approach focussed on early assessment and coordination of care, in care homes and those being cared for at home.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Powys Teaching Health Board

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (across two sites)


STANCE: Learning self care for foot health (CVUHB)

Diabetes foot health engagement and empowerment education in the community.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Hywel Dda University Health Board

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (across two sites)

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Providing palliative care for heart failure patients at home (VUNHST)

Developing the Heart Failure Supportive Care Team for patients with advanced heart failure in the last 1 - 2 years of their lives.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board

  • Hywel Dda University Health Board

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) using the low FODMAP diet (CTMUHB)

Working with staff health and wellbeing programmes to introduce sessions for people diagnosed with IBS.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Narrative Microbiology Authorisation (PHW)

Engaging and encouraging behavioural change towards well-constructed clinical enquiries or justifications for test requests.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Public Health Wales (across 2 new sites)


Video conferencing for pulmonary rehabilitation support (HDUHB)

Supporting individuals in rural communities participate in real-time in the rehabilitation session led from the hospital setting.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Be Here, Be Clear (PTHB)

A preventative evidence-informed intervention to work with families reinforcing responsive interactions to support children to learn to talk.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Physiotherapy-led local serial casting service for children and young people (PTHB)

Localising the support for stretching and lengthening muscles as part of the paediatric physiotherapy services.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (across 3 sites)


Dementia triage app (Cantab Mobile) in the community (SBUHB)

Using a digital solution to enable healthcare professionals to make accurate and timely referrals to diagnose dementia in primary care.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board (across 3 sites)

  • Hywel Dda University Health Board


Using AI-enabled virtual assistants (VUNHST)

Using chatbots to support information giving services in healthcare including frontline and administrative services.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Velindre University NHS Trust

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


QRInfopod in supporting access to self-management information in the community (SBUHB)

Enabling service users and the public to use their smartphone and have instant access to the digital information.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Public Health Wales


Waiting in Pain? Access to Palliative Radiotherapy (VUNHST)

Developing a care pathway for quicker and easier for cancer patients to access radiotherapy treatment.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Velindre University NHS Trust

  • Swansea Bay University Health Board

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Trauma Ambulatory Care Unit (CVUHB)

Transforming the model of care for ‘walking wounded’ patients requiring trauma and orthopaedic services.

Adoption Sites recruited into the programme:

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (across 3 sites)


If you would like to know more about the national Adopt and Spread Programme working across Wales, please email us at bevan-commission@swansea.ac.uk.

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