The Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme aimed to identify and support the spread and adoption of effective and safe, evidence-based interventions and practice across England. The programme closed in March 2022.
Key programme achievements:
Increased the proportion of eligible patients receiving all elements of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) discharge care bundle to 72%, and the asthma discharge care bundle to 84% by March 2022.
Worked with national, regional and local partners to develop a ‘pipeline’ of future improvements.
COPD and Asthma Discharge Care Bundles
Post-discharge care for Asthma and COPD patients is a key element of care when people return home after being in hospital.
The South West AHSN Adoption and Spread COPD and asthma work built on the community of practice that was created prior to the onset of COVID-19. We worked with COPD and asthma teams across the region.
We used data to target areas of lower take-up of the bundles, and offered bespoke assistance to support teams with localised improvement plans.
For example, the South West PSC supported Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) with COPD and asthma discharge care bundle implementation in the region. Since the project began in 2019, RCHT has seen a 46% increase in people with COPD receiving all elements of the bundle for which they are eligible. Read the full case study here.
The Adoption and Spread Safety Improvement Programme is no longer part of our PSC commission. For more information about any of its activities and achievements please contact our Programme Lead, Victoria Salmon.